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HD videos won't show up on imovie

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aclaxgrl Calculating status...
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May 4, 2011 12:38 PM

Until recently, all of my videos that I have uploaded onto my iphoto have shown up in imovie, but my most recent videos are not. I got a new HD camera recently so the new videos are in HD but even when i try to import them separately, they won't load onto imovie. any suggestions?

  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,465 points)
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    May 4, 2011 10:50 PM (in response to aclaxgrl)

    aclaxgrl wrote:

     

    ...  iphoto ...  got a new HD camera recently ...

     

    have you tried the 'normal' way, to import via iMovie's 'Import from Camera' dialog ... ?

  • Luckybob Calculating status...
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    May 5, 2011 12:17 AM (in response to aclaxgrl)

    I'm having the same problem - I can bring movies in from new HD camcorder in iFrame setting but AVCHD will not show. I have looked at the support pages about the Sony Cam and this doesn't work thought it may have been a fault with iMovie.

     

    I have a Pansonic HDC-SD40EB-K bit of a pain not been able to import at the best setting!!

     

    Hoping Apple will provide an update soon?

  • John Cogdell Level 5 Level 5 (4,595 points)
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    May 5, 2011 1:57 AM (in response to Luckybob)

    Have you tried importing AVCHD clips from the SD/SDHC card by using a card reader? If this works, then the problem is narrowed down to the camcorder, not the actual content. As your Panasonic records in standard AVCHD format, there appears to be no reason why iMovie will not recognise the content.

     

    Similar to the issue with some Sony cameras (where SD content has to be erased before iMovie will see HD content), have you tried erasing all content other than AVCHD from the Panasonic? I appreciate that you've already mentioned the Sony issue, but thought I should ask the direct question about erasing content.

     

    A couple of tips that often help: Ensure that the camcorder is connected to mains power - not battery. Also, try alternating between starting iMovie then the camera (change the order). It sometimes takes a couple of minutes for iMovie to see the camera before starting the import process. However, these tips are probably not relevant to your situation, given that you can at least connect to iMovie - but they may help others with similar problems.

     

    John

     

    Message was edited by: John Cogdell

    MacBook Pro 15, Mac OS X (10.6.7), Sony DCR-TRV20E; Sony HDR-SR7
  • Luckybob Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    May 6, 2011 2:19 AM (in response to John Cogdell)

    John,

     

    Thanks had a play around with camcorder and files that were on the card. removed all non HD files and reconnected to iMovie - all works!!!

     

    Thanks again.

  • John Cogdell Level 5 Level 5 (4,595 points)
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    May 6, 2011 2:48 AM (in response to Luckybob)

    Great to hear that all is now working Luckybob. The "erase non HD content" thing must be common to Panasonic as well as Sony - or maybe we got "lucky".

     

    John

    MacBook Pro 15, Mac OS X (10.6.7), Sony DCR-TRV20E; Sony HDR-SR7

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