7 Replies Latest reply: Aug 8, 2006 11:49 PM by Lennart Thelander
videomakker Level 1 (5 points)
I tried the new Sony HD camcorder HDR-HC3E with my PB G4 (1,67-1,5 with 10.4.6 and iLife 06). The camera is recognized, but the footage is imported as one clip instead of the several takes I took for this experiment. My PB works fine in this respect with other camcorders (the setting for scene recognition is on). One retailer is telling me that the Sony model works OK with a PC/Pinnacle combination. Can anybody tell me if I have to wait for another small HD camcorder and confirm that the Sony is not compatible. Sony (NL) has no clue, in fact they cannot test this, because all models are at selected dealers/shops. Thanks a lot.

PB G4 (1,67-1,5), Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Lennart Thelander Level 8 (38,220 points)
    Did you set the date/time in the camera before start shooting? If not, that is most likely the problem.
  • videomakker Level 1 (5 points)
    Lennart, thanks. The only thing I know is that the salesguy put the date in the camcorder, but I can check this once more and let you know. In any case the date of the camcorder was set (but didn't solve the problem).
  • Lennart Thelander Level 8 (38,220 points)
    In any case the date of the camcorder was set (but didn't solve the problem).


    OK, there is a setting in iMovie that need to be checked: Start a new clip at scene break.
  • videomakker Level 1 (5 points)
    Sorry for my weak English but this feature is on, as mentioned earlier, if I understand what you mean. iMovie/preferences/importing/start new clip at scene break etc. That is what you mean? It is on and with other camcorders it works allright.
  • HD-bob Level 1 (0 points)
    Did you set the date/time in the camera before start
    shooting? If not, that is most likely the problem.


    Beste videomaker, via Apple Care, dat het antwoord niet kan geven kom ik op deze site terecht. Ook ik heb aansluitproblemen met mijn HDR-HC3E. iMovie 5 HD noch FinalCutExpresHD herkennen de camera. Ik werk met een G5-1.6Mhz 1Gb-memory, dus daaraan zal het niet liggen; ook niet aan de datum instelling. iMovie toont nieteens de instelling HDV 1080 in zwart, dus dat kan ik niet kiezen. Bij jou wekt het inmiddels wel maak ik op uit de site. Suggesties?
    bob jansen
  • Alexis Penot Level 1 (0 points)
    I had in mind to purchase this camcorder but your story scares me !
    Any improvements or good news concerning that problem ?

    I own iMovie'06 and FCE HD 3.0 on a PowerMac G5 and an older PowerBook G4.

    Thanks
  • Lennart Thelander Level 8 (38,220 points)
    Since the original poster hasn't come back in about 3 months, we must assume his problem is solved.