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I'm a new Mac convert and was wondering if something isn't Mac compatible, could it be run on virtual pc instead. I just got my G4ibook and my video camera that I was hoping to use with it isn't compatible. It says that I need windows. Large oversight on my part, but I don't want to part with the mac, so will virtual pc be able to take the sony driver and download video from my camera??? Any insight is greatly appreciated!
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What kind of camera is it?
It should work...
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What kind of camera is it?
It should work...
Its a Sony DCR-IP220, and from what I found on the net, its not compatible with Macs, manual for the camera only references windows. Aloha
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it should work fine, have you tried it in imovie or bluetooth file utility? Macs usually don't need drivers from a cd, they're all installed, the CD you have is probably software to use with the camera that you don't need on a mac
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when I plug the firewire in, there is no recognition of the camera. I went to idvd to try and just burn what was on the camera, but nothing happened. I couldn't find anything that would recognize the camera, so I thought that the ibook couldn't recognize the sony. Then I saw on the net, its not mac compatible???? shouldn't something pop up or I be able to see something on the screen or somewhere recognizing the camera? Its the same with my HP printer, no mac driver for it either, its a v40xi, searched to no avail for a mac driver.
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I tried in imovie and its telling me "the attached camera uses a different video format than you project's format. To use this camera, disconnect any other tape-based cameres, then create a new, empty project." I just opened up new projects and its telling me this. The projects are new and empty, just don't think this'll work. Thanks for the input and help.
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