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iMovie: Incompatible Camera video format...?


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I just got a new Sony HDR-HC3 camcorder and at first it would easily put the movies right onto iMovie witht he firewire. I could control the cam through my computer. But now, for some reason it will not connect. It comes up with an error message that says:

Incompatible Camera Video Format

The attached camera uses a different video format than your project's
format. To use this camera, disconnect any other tape-based cameras,
then create a new, empty project.

I did what it said ( I had no other "tape based cameras"), I closed it, and made a new empty project. Same error happened. I did not make any changes to the camera or my macbook, maybe something I did by an accident...
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What video format are you using when you create a new project?
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I am not sure, does HDV1080i sound right?
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When you create a new project, you're given the choice of format. Make sure it's the right one.
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ya 1080i is right for your camcorder

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Okay, I got the camera to say it is connected and everything but now when I press play, it does not show any video so I can't import anything. It shows the video on the camera's display though. I also saw that it said it does not have the quicktime software necessary to view and edit HDV film, however as I said everything workded fine the first time.
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You have set the camera to VCR mode and selected import in the iMovie window right?

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yea, thats right and i've done that
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