5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 3, 2010 10:52 AM by babowa
3rg4z Level 1 Level 1
to the experts apple mac
please help me for the right solution .. what should I do to move data from mini dv into IMAC hard drive. to read his mini dv video camera I was using at the time of shooting. It is a panasonic MD 10000. please help me ... thanks

Macbook white 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • babowa Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.ipad
    iPad
    Take a look at this article:

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=iMovie/9.0/en/mov39f85198.html

    and make sure to click on the link for supported cameras. You should then be able to simply follow instructions provided in the Help section of iMovie or under the Help Menu.

    If iMovie cannot directly import, you may need something like MPEGStreamclip (free) to convert your footage to a format iMovie can deal with; that works with many formats, although for some it does require MPEG2 Component available for download purchase for less than $20 from Apple.
  • 3rg4z Level 1 Level 1
    hi Barbara Daniels1
    After I saw this link http://help.apple.com/imovie/cameras/en/index.html?lang=en_US. i movie not suitable for my camera Panasonic nv-md10000 based Mini DV .. I saw i movie can only transfer files based external memory or HD. then how do I transfer video files to the mac without HD or Ext Memory? there is a solution for my problem? ... I hope sophisticated super computer like i mac i7 to can convert / transfer my data to be edited again in the final cut studio.. I am waiting for good news from you Thanks.
  • babowa Level 7 Level 7
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    iPad
    I don't know why you think that it wouldn't work with mini DV; but I do believe the camcorder will have to have Firewire connection if I'm not mistaken:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1014

    According to the specs I just saw, yours does have a Firewire connection.
  • 3rg4z Level 1 Level 1
    yeah u right.. firewire panasonic MD 10 000 already there ..but plug firewire panasonic md 10 000 only 4 pins. to my knowledge in i mac 6 pin fire wire with 800 or same 4 pins..? and I think panasonic md 10 000 firewirenya not until 800 .. what can be compatible with Firewire 800 in mac? what do you think?
  • babowa Level 7 Level 7
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    iPad
    you can try to search/google for an adapter or a cable that will connect the two different firewire ports. FW 800 = 9 pin, FW 400 = 6 pin; I've not heard of a FW with 4 pins.