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936 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 12, 2009 12:58 AM by iRoko
I believe I had this problem with iMovie '08 on my white MacBook, I had to go back to iMovie HD on my Tiger-based iMac and then it imported perfectly. I don't remember the reason exactly, but it could be that your version of iMovie simply doesn't know how to import from your camcorder, Apple have removed the DV importer from iMovie '09 in favour of USB2 hard drive camcorders.
If you can, try to use an older version of iMovie prior to '08. You might also try importing to iPhoto or using the Image Capture utility (I don't know if this supports video).MacBook Core 2 Duo 2GB RAM 2.4GHz and iMac 17inch 2GB RAM 1.83GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iMac is on Tiger 10.4.11, MacBook is on Leopard 10.5.8
Since SL I cannot import from my Sony DV cam either. It seems that Apple has stopped support for FireWire400 in SL according to many fora.
I got it working by disconnecting the FireWire, reboot my iMac and connect the FireWire after the gray screen is gone, but before the login screen appears. Connecting the FireWire when already logged in does not work for me.iMac, Mac OS X (10.6)