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Panasonic SDR-550 import issue

3687 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 18, 2010 2:02 PM by DavidHeady RSS
DavidHeady Level 2 Level 2 (315 points)
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Dec 18, 2010 1:17 PM
I just got a Panasonic SDR-550. The instructions are less than clear and I'm unable to import from the removable SDHC card (8GB PNY Optima 120 HD). I'm using the USB cable that came with the camera. I've tried seeing if it would just mount on my desktop and importing through iMovie neither one of which methods results in seeing the movie on the card.
I'm in the middle of recording my reading of "The Little Prince" for my grandchildren and my old Sony camcorder gave up the ghost so I bought this Panasonic in hopes of making the transition from tape to flash memory and speeding up the process. Thus far without success. Help will be greatly appreciated
David
Macbook Black, Mac OS X (10.6.5), 4 GB RAM
  • Lennart Thelander Level 8 Level 8 (38,220 points)
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    Dec 18, 2010 1:28 PM (in response to DavidHeady)
    Your new camera record in AVCHD. You need to convert that to be able to use the footage in iMovie 6.

    Now, your new camera records in HD. If you want to keep the footage in HD, convert to Apple Intermediate Codec, 720p or 1080i.

    If your goal is to create a DVD, then you may want to convert the footage to DV. Both a DVD and DV is Standard Definition.

    Try VoltaicHD for the conversion.
    iMac 17 FP G4 800MHz, iBook 14 G4 1.42GHz, iMac 24 C2D 2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.10), FW drives

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