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  1. #1

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    Dec 30, 2008
    Importing mpeg-2 files from sony handycam to imovies.
    I'm trying to import my movies from a Sony DCR-SR36 Handycam into iMovie 6.0.3. The camera is recognised when connected via usb, the movies are shown as files, but cannot be opened. Does any body know of a fix?
    Thanks, Reuben

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    Jun 25, 2005
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    iMovie HD does not import via USB. You need to use Firewire (iLink), but I don't think your camera has that.

    It looks like your camera is a hard disk based model. MAYBE iMovie 08 will work. I'd take the camera and cable into an Apple dealer and test it before paying for iLife.

    If you can drag and drop the files onto your local drive then maybe MPEG Streamclip can convert the files for use with iMovie.
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    When asking questions, post the version of your software. You'll receive better answers.

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    Dec 24, 2006
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    Yes you need to convert the files with mpeg stream clip prior to importing in to imovie

  4. #4

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    Jan 08, 2009
    I can import my movies from my Sony hard drive camcorder (DCR-SR100) right into iMovie 08.

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