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"video" vs. "film"


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I'm a new Mac user. I use a Panasonic HD video camera to take family videos. When I download the video to Mac the finished product looks more like "film" than "video tape." It is not a bright and clear as I would like it to be.
I have viewed the Preferences but I don't see how to correct this. I have stopped into two different Apple stores and have not been able to get an answer. Thanks for your help!
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What exactly do you mean?
Are you saying it's more grainy, or washed out, or what?

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More grainy.
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Which program are you using to import, and what spec Mac do you have?

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I download video directly from the video camera into iMovie. Using an iMac with 10.5.8 OS.
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Say what version of iMovie you are using and what type of camera (miniDV, HDV, other).

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When asking questions, post the version of your software. You'll receive better answers.

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You need to use iMovie HD for a start.... I see you have a Panasonic HD camcorder.

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iMovie '09 version 8.0.4 (807). Panasonic HDV.
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