3 Replies Latest reply: May 28, 2012 11:24 AM by toml4471
toml4471 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have a Sony DCR-SR68 Camcorder that download its video as an MPG file, but I can't seem to open the video with Quicktime even though it is version 10.1 running on MAC OS X 10.7.4.  Is there other missing codec that I need in order to open my video file.  Thanks.


iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • Jon Walker Level 6 Level 6 (17,905 points)

    I have a Sony DCR-SR68 Camcorder that download its video as an MPG file, but I can't seem to open the video with Quicktime even though it is version 10.1 running on MAC OS X 10.7.4.  Is there other missing codec that I need in order to open my video file.

    There shouldn't be any missing codecs for the QT 10.1 player. Normal "muxed" MPEG-2/AC3 file should play correctly in MPEG, MPEG, or TS file containers but not VOB under Lion OS. You may want to try opening the file in VLC and see if it plays normally. If the file won't play in VLC, then the problem is probably in the file itself and not anything to do with your system's configuration.

     

    Files imported by iMovie are converted to an all I-frame MPEG-2 elementary stream with AC3 coverted to Linear PCM and both video and audio is placed in an MOV file that is then edit compatible all Apple video editors, GarageBand, QT 7 Pro, as well as, third-party apps like MPEG Streamclip which also rely on the QT structure embedded in the Mac OS and system's codec component configuration.

     

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  • toml4471 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, Jon, for your responds.  Yes, you are correct in that iMovie does convert my video to MOV and now I can view / edit my video.

     

    For a Simple Mind person llike me, these are the steps I took to finally view my videos:

     

    - Do not copy & paste the video MPG  directly from camcorder to a folder on the Hard Disk, it will not open directly.  I have try several hours on this.

    - I have have a MAC with MAC OS X 10.7.4 and QT 10.1.  There is no need to purchase any other conversion application.  I already spend $19.99 on the QT conversion for MPEG which I didn't really need.

     

    - First, Power the camcorder and select USB Connect in the camcorder menu. 

    - Connect the USB cable to your Apple

    - Open iMovie, goto File/Import From Camera, it will automatically search your camcorder for video.  Be Patience, I had alot of video, so it took some time to load.  Then Import the video clip that you want to your drive.

    - After importing my video, I went to my drive and look at the folder Movies/.... to find my clip is now converted to MOV.  I was able to view it with QT & iMovies. 

     

    Hopefully this will help others in getting their video from a Sony Camcorder.  Thanks.

  • toml4471 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, Jon, for your responds.  Yes, you are correct in that iMovie does convert my video to MOV and now I can view / edit my video.

     

    For a Simple Mind person llike me, these are the steps I took to finally view my videos:

     

    - Do not copy & paste the video MPG  directly from camcorder to a folder on the Hard Disk, it will not open directly.  I have try several hours on this.

    - I have have a MAC with MAC OS X 10.7.4 and QT 10.1.  There is no need to purchase any other conversion application.  I already spend $19.99 on the QT conversion for MPEG which I didn't really need.

     

    - First, Power the camcorder and select USB Connect in the camcorder menu.

    - Connect the USB cable to your Apple

    - Open iMovie, goto File/Import From Camera, it will automatically search your camcorder for video.  Be Patience, I had alot of video, so it took some time to load.  Then Import the video clip that you want to your drive.

    - After importing my video, I went to my drive and look at the folder Movies/.... to find my clip is now converted to MOV.  I was able to view it with QT & iMovies.

     

    Hopefully this will help others in getting their video from a Sony Camcorder.  Thanks.

     

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