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12051 Views 112 Replies Latest reply: May 7, 2008 11:12 PM by Antonio Conte
Currently Being ModeratedMar 1, 2008 7:04 AM (in response to Michael Butler2)Same Problem here.
iMovie 08 crash or (if 25p mode ist activated) videoplayback is to fast but sound speed is right.
Please Apple. Update iMovie 08 to support Panasonic HDC-SD9
Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2008 5:02 AM (in response to Michael Butler2)I've cross posted this to simplydv forums as well. If anyone is using a production release SD9 successfully with iMovie '08 - please post!
Just so you can see what I'm seeing, I put together a SnapZ Pro MP4 screen capture of the issues using my Macbook. You can see:
1. The camera's SD card mounting (I'm using the camera itself this time - but the same happens with a card reader)
2. iMovie starting
3. Me selecting a 1080i clip and clicking import
4. iMovie crashing
5. Restarting iMovie
6. Selecting a 1080p clips and clicking import
7. The import starts but I cancel as I have one 'I prepared earlier'
8. Playing back the 1080p clip - you can clearly see that the video has been sped up (it's unnatural)
The video is around 12MB:
I've also tried this on my Intel iMac - exactly the same problem.CD MacBook, 24" C2D iMac, CD Mac Mini, DP G4 Powermac, AppleTV, iPhone, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 3, 2008 7:40 PM (in response to Michael Butler2)Same problem here. Brand new Panasonic HDC-SD9 crashes iMovie08. The change suggested to 24p doesn't change anything; still crashes.
Any update? Work around?imac 2.4ghz intel core 2 duo, 3GB sdram, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 3, 2008 7:53 PM (in response to ProfessorD)The workaround is what was previously suggested:
Use Voltaic to convert to MOV files. Program cost is $30.
Visit the site at http://shedworx.com/?q=volmac-home.
The camera is great and this temporary fix works well. But I hope Apple finds a way to input video direct to iMovie.iMac, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 4, 2008 11:06 AM (in response to ProfessorD)Same problem with me. The video immediately crashes iMovie '08 and Final Cut Pro. Annoying, to say the least!!!2.4 GHz SR Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 4, 2008 10:59 PM (in response to Michael Butler2)Awesome - just unboxed this camera only to have the same thing happen - where's the fix Apple, I know I can't count on Panasonic.iMac & MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2008 6:58 AM (in response to Michael Butler2)Just got the SD9 here too and was a bit disappointed that it wasn't supported out of the box, but that's what you get for being cutting edge. I sure hope Apple comes out with a fix for this soon. As a side note, how are people importing the media? Direct hook-up from the camera or a sdhc card reader? Any suggestions for card readers? (since I think that would be the easier solution, instead of hooking up the camera to the AC adapter etc).
All in all, I'm very pleased with its performance, size, and features for the price. I debated about getting this vs the Sony vs Canon and I'm glad I made this choice (particularly given the price difference).Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2008 7:15 AM (in response to shive)I've been using a cheap USB 2.0 Kingston card reader. It's a bit of a pain to have to connect the power supply just to use the USB port off the camera..CD MacBook, 24" C2D iMac, CD Mac Mini, DP G4 Powermac, AppleTV, iPhone, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 10, 2008 7:46 AM (in response to Michael Butler2)I too am hving this problem. Voltaic Works, but is one additional step in what I though was gong to be a more simple process with the SD media. I have also had another problem with my new Imac not even recognizing another series of panasonic cameras. Panasonic and Apple have got to get it together!Silver Imac Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 10, 2008 9:56 AM (in response to thearmoth)I agree tt Apple and Panasonic must get it together. I can't understand why Panasonic doesn't care abt Mac users – the kind of people who will spend the kind of money Panasonic High-Def cameras cost. But guys, remember tt until they do, the Canon HG10 is a great camera. Not as compact as Panasonic's SD9, but when something works, tt's what counts!MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 11, 2008 6:20 AM (in response to late08jane)Panasonic apparently doesn't care about anyone. SD9 crashes also leading AVCHD editor on Windows side - Sony Vegas, which means that currently it is not compatible with any video editing software. I am seriously thinking about returning the camera because editing is for me absolutly critical.
Can anyone suggest a compact HD camcorder which is fully compatible with Apple software (iMovie and FCE)?iMac 2.8GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2008 8:35 AM (in response to Michael Butler2)I saw elsewhere on another forum site that turning off the pre-rec feature on the SD9 can allow video import...I tried this myself and nothing worked, so I'm not sure if there are any others out there with a fix. I'd rather avoid paying the $30 for Voltaic if a iMovie update is nearby, but I may just have to bite the bullet. Also, I hope to keep this thread alive so Apple notices that this is an issue.Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2008 9:53 AM (in response to Michael Butler2)Yeah, so I am checking this thread daily (if not multiple times per day) to see what is happening. I, of course, have the same issue as everyone else. I can import with 24p mode but the video is dorked up. So far I have just made an "HD Movies" folder on the iMac and copied the entire file structure to that folder. The one nice thing is that I am able to connect the camera to my PS3 using the "PC Connect" mode (gotta love the whole PC thing) and the PS3 plays the videos perfectly...with full 5.1. I have also burned the .mts files to DVD and I am able to watch them in 5.1 on the PS3.
Oh well, that is my consolation prize at this point.
good luck to all, and I'll keep checking up on this link obsessively...iMac 24" 2.4 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2008 10:27 AM (in response to Michael Butler2)APPLE,
Please fix this issue!!
Thanks!!!MacBook Pro 2.4 G, Mac OS X (10.5.2)