2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 28, 2012 12:47 AM by Bamboozled G
Bamboozled G Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi

Trying to upload from the HD camcorder to iMac/Imovie (direct), via USB2 cable. Bits of clips missing within iMovie, usually at the end of a clip.  Frustrating. Clips are complete on the SD card. 

Should i upload to the mac harddrive and then import to iMovie?  is it a usb capacity thing? I uploaded an awful lot in one batch. Help!

Would a SD card reader be better than camera-usb cable-iMac?

Thanks in advance

G


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5), 4GB RAM
  • 1. Re: Uploading HD video from exacti VPC-HD2000
    zyfert Level 3 Level 3 (610 points)

    The USB should work - always have it connected to mains power as well.

    Having said that, I have a similar camera but always use the SD card reader in my macbook.

    I find it easier to drop all the video files into a folder on my desktop.

    I can then preview them (highlight and press space bar), pick the ones I want to use and import them into iMovie grouped into separate events.

    You do not necessarily want everything off your camera in iMovie all at once.

    Best,

  • 2. Re: Uploading HD video from exacti VPC-HD2000
    Bamboozled G Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Zyfert

    sounds helpful, will try it out.

    I do keep the camera on the mains, but think i will miss out the 'middle man' and get hold of a card reader too.

    Cheers

    G.