HT5251: Using AVCHD video with iPhoto '11Learn about Using AVCHD video with iPhoto '11
Currently Being ModeratedJul 11, 2013 10:52 AM (in response to Howmanyds)
Try using Image Capture to see if it will recognize the card and video files. If so you can upload to a folder on the Desktop or directly into iPhoto.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 11, 2013 10:56 AM (in response to Old Toad)
Thanks for the suggestion but Image Capture sees nothing as well. The card is basically empty except for the empty DCIM folder, empty MISC, and PRIVATE folder, with about 8 avchd videos stored in there however private folders do it.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 11, 2013 11:12 AM (in response to Howmanyds)
Use a card reader and drag the videos to the desktop - erase the card and use the camera to reformat it and try again
I have no idea how your camera stores photos or videos but the priviate folder seems to be an extremely non-intutative place to put either
On my Sony the Priviate folder is used for Sony stuff - GPS assist date, etc - not for photos or videos
maybe starting over with a blank card will help
Currently Being ModeratedJul 12, 2013 9:08 AM (in response to Howmanyds)
From what I've read, the private folder is where most cameras put AVCHD video files, and you're right, it's not very intuitive.
I've discovered that the cause of the problem is that iPhoto can't handle 1080p60 videos. The other AVCHD videos that I had tested were 720p60 and they work fine on iPhoto (actually I haven't done any testing to see if the quality is still there, but at least iPhoto will see them and import them for storage alongside the pictures with which they were taken).
Now that I know this I can choose my video quality settings accordingly. For now I just need to figure out the best way to convert my few videos from the other day into files that iPhoto likes.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 10, 2013 10:13 PM (in response to Howmanyds)
I had the same problem. Perhaps your startup disk is just full like mine was. I made some room, and iphoto could read the other file formats again. Start by emptying your trash. Then, google search that your startup folder is full for ways to clean it up.