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hi i got some problems to import my video from my new video camera. i am usign a firewire cable between my camera and pc, and i opened imovie and were i create project i choose DV videscreen that is the format from my camera. but when i movie from editing mode to camera mode, it just come up record from isight. i puttet my camera on playback, but have tried it with pc mode and taping mode.. but read somewhere that it must be on playback mode.. anyone can help me? would really apreciate it
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hi i got some problems to import my video from my new video camera. i am usign a firewire cable between my camera and pc, and i opened imovie and were i create project i choose DV videscreen that is the format from my camera. but when i movie from editing mode to camera mode, it just come up record from isight. i puttet my camera on playback, but have tried it with pc mode and taping mode.. but read somewhere that it must be on playback mode.. anyone can help me? would really apreciate it
On iMovie, make sure that you switch the little switch below the preview window to the left to accept the external camera feed instead of the iSight Camera feed.

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what switch?


this one?
doesn't get it to work it is just the isight camera that starts, and i cant choose any other camera and cant press import.. any ideas?
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It might help if you could mention which brand and model of videocamera you have.

Does it use miniDV films or miniDVDs?
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have tried it with pc mode and taping mode.. but read somewhere that it must be on playback mode.. anyone can help me?
I don't know what pc mode is, but the correct setting for the camear is playback mode, sometimes referred to as vcr playback. It is the setting that would allow you to play the content back on the cameras display or to a TV.

Maybe this past post will help.
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It might help if you could mention which brand and model of videocamera you have.

Does it use miniDV films or miniDVDs?
it use miniDV and it is a panasonic camera model NV-GS320

it seems like just if the camera was not connected, but i have used firewire cable put the camera on playback... what what more can i do? really anoying since i just got the camera and dond get to use it
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I'm afraid i'm at a loss, i'm sorry.

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Another Panasonic uh. See if this link can help you out. It discusses a different model but the guy had a similar issue when the cable was hooked up correctly.
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it seems likee the firewire port is not working, do i have to turn it on? i tried connecting my external harddrive with firewire but that did not work either.
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Ouch, that's a bummer...

Check your system profile to see if it shows up there: Apple> About this Mac> More info... > Firewire

If not try zapping the pram and run the system diagnostic tests (Insert the included OS X DVDs nr 1, hold down "D" at startup)
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FireWire Bus:

Maximum Speed: Up to 400 Mb/sec

thats what it said there
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no one knows?
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