Currently Being ModeratedMay 31, 2013 10:07 PM (in response to daveinlaca)
Just before you got the Canon, did you recently upgrade to OS X Lion 10.7.5 from an earlier version? If you did, that might be your problem. The 10.7.5 has caused my Canon XH A1s, and a Canon HV20 to be incompatible with my i-mac. I'm pretty upset about it.
Version 10.7.4 and earlier versions of Lion 10.7 worked fine. Read this link
Currently Being ModeratedJun 3, 2013 12:53 AM (in response to daveinlaca)
Hi,, as far as I know, the most compatible video format for iMovie editing is Apple InterMediate Codec MOV. You can have a try to use a third party program(such as Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac) to transcode your videos first. Hope the information can be helpful to you. Good luck!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 3, 2013 4:48 AM (in response to daveinlaca)
Your camera is NOT compatible.
Hope thats clear. Get a camera from the list and you will be able to rock on. Enjoy
Currently Being ModeratedJun 3, 2013 5:19 AM (in response to sabatica)
Not sure if you are aware of this, but all the cameras mentioned in this thread are tape based (either DV or HDV, or both) which use miniDV tape.
The links you kindly provided list only those camera models that do not use tape (that is, tapeless).
In each of the articles, there is a separate paragraph (or dot point) regarding tape based camcorders.
Below I've copied and pasted the relevant section from each of the articles:
"iMovie '09 works with most Mini DV tape-based camcorders that use a FireWire cable (also known as IEEE 1394 or i.Link) to transfer data. iMovie works with DV (standard definition) or HDV (high definition) formats"
"iMovie ’11 works with most Mini DV tape-based camcorders using DV and HDV formats, which use a FireWire cable (also known as IEEE 1394 or i.Link) to transfer video"
Message was edited by: John CogdellMacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2008), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), Sony HDR-SR7 & DCR-TRV20E