Currently Being ModeratedDec 23, 2010 1:04 PM (in response to ProfessorAJ)update: even tried using good ol' iMovie HD and it was able to take the file in. Then figured, in iMovie '11 I could "import from iMoive HD File"...it didn't import the clip....
odd!!!MacBook (Black), Mac OS X (10.5.1), 2.2 C2D, 1GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedAug 23, 2011 6:50 AM (in response to ProfessorAJ)
Yes old iMove HD works, can see files and import. Wasn't it great when Apple paided Codex royalities and you could hookup a camera and download video files. You should see how much time and the third party software cost just to convert the two year old AVC/HD 264 MP4 format you find most SD camcorders use after '09, to import into Apple editing software.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 2:55 PM (in response to ProfessorAJ)
The solution I ended up doing was using a machine that has FCP on it. BUT, I found out later for those who do not have FCP- there are opensoruce versions of the Codecs that will allow iMoive 11 to view and edit the video files.
You can download and install the free Perian XDCAM Open Source Component here.... http://blog.lib.umn.edu/mcfa0086/discretecosine/164630.html