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Connecting iMAC to Sony Camcorder

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Hi All

New to the forum - please forgive me if I ask questions already answered earlier.

Problem: I tried to connect my Sony DCR-72E (mpeg2) camcorder to the newly purchased iMAC via USB. I opened iMovie and clicked on the camera icon part way down on the left handside. A popup window displayed stating it was locating any devices connected with "Sony Camcorder" displayed in the bottom part of the pop up window.

However, after a while this pop up window disappears but the camera is not connected.

I do set the camcorder to "connect to computer" on the camcorder menu which displays "conecting please do not disconnect".

On my PC this operation is not a problem.

Could this be a MPEG2 issue?

Will it solve itself if I purchase Quicktime Pro (which has MPEG2 decoder built in)?

I need some assistance in making the connection.


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Thanks for information - really useful. Will try that method asap. One further query - if I convert a 2mb file (in mpg format) what size will it be in dv?



PS thank you correcting me on the use of the word Mac
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