2314 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 29, 2008 5:38 AM by osullivan
You probably have the same problem a I had. Before I lead you the wrong way, do you have iMovie HD 6 and are still using the Mac Tiger operating system?
If so, I found the only way to make this easy for me was to upgrade to iLife '08 (in order to get iMovie'08) AND upgrade to Leopard. Now, when I plug in my Everio and open iMovie '08, the movies backup to my iMac as easy as when I download photos.
I thought I'd save money by purchasing the third-party software from Pixela Corporation called CAPTY MPEG Edit EX) -- this alternative solution is mentioned by JVC on their website (http://support.jvc.com/consumer/support/support.jsp?pageID=1&item=13#169). This was a waste of money because then the whole project of downloading and converting files became too burdensome. The idea was to make this easy! So, I finally upgraded last week and successfully downloaded over 400 video clips that I had stored on the Everio. I will work on my first project this weekend.
Good luck -- I know how frustrated you probably are.
I have just bought one of these and similar to you, I can confirm that imovie 08 on Mac OS X 10.5.6 recognizes the JVC GZ-MG334 camcorder and allows import of files from camcorder into imovie fairly easily from this similiar model.
as you have successfully got past this first hurdle, I wonder whether you can offer any help with my next problem.
I intend to leave all my video clips on the camcorder HDD as a backup after I have imported them. Each subsequent time I have a new set of movie clips to import from the camcorder, imovie08 offers to 1)import all clips or 2)let you select individual clips to import. If you select..
1)It re-imports all the old clips a second time (doesn't warn you like iphoto does (e.g."certain clips have been imported previously-do you wish to re-import" [or some such wording])
2) you have to tediously tick each clip individually. No option from here to here etc
is there a way around this?