Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2012 9:18 AM (in response to ANTARESPOWER)
Download the file to your Desktop, then import it from there into iMovie.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2012 5:38 PM (in response to Klaus1)
Hi Klaus 1
I appreciate your answer and I guess I will have to go that way, but I would like to do it right straight from my camera.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2012 8:07 PM (in response to ANTARESPOWER)
From the camera, try FILE/IMPORT MOVIE and navigate to your camera.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2012 4:22 AM (in response to ANTARESPOWER)
The iMovie software doesn't recognize digital still cameras as "movie" cameras (even though they now shoot HD video) so when you connect the SX with USB you end up with iPhoto opening upon camera power up. I've got an SX20IS that does the same thing. And iMovie won't recognize the still camera memory chip as an external storage device while its in the camera so you can't use the iMovie File > Import > Movies..... and navigate to the memory card to get the video files since its not showing as available. If you have a built-in card reader on your Mac or an external USB card reader you'll have to drop the memory card in the reader and then you can use the File>Import>Movies.... navigation to import your clips.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 18, 2012 7:57 AM (in response to AppleMan1958)
Thanks a lot for your answer, but this is exactly what I am doing and what it does is showing my own picture from the camcorder in my computer. I don't have any alternatives to directly import my movies from my camera.
I have received answer from Klondike Kid and gave me the possible cause of my problems. iMovie does not recognize digital still cameras as "movie" cameras. I will have to use an external USB card reader in order to import directly from iMovie.
Again, thanks a lot for your answer.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 18, 2012 8:25 AM (in response to ANTARESPOWER)
Seriously, you can import straight into imovie. This camera records 720P video into .mov files using the h.264 codec and linear PCM audio codec. All of that is handled will by iMovie. You need to load your SDHC card in a reader or attach your camera via USB while running on AC power. Then navigate through the folders on your camera or card until you find the .mov files. Select one and import it.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2012 5:26 AM (in response to ANTARESPOWER)
I don't know if this is the most efficient way to do things but I copy the video files to my desktop (camera shows up like an external hard drive) convert the files to DV using the camera video converter although you do need to have the $29 mpeg 2 plug in or pay a little more for Quicktime Pro. Don't know what will happen to this software with Lion. If you go this route, don't be concerned with the lack of audio when previewing the clips. It shows up when the file is saved or converted (been too long, can't remember which.) As you probably know, DV is fine for imovie.