sony camera & camcorder into Macbook Pro and Imovie problems

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Paulo2515
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I have an older Sony 1080i HD camera and a Sony MiniDV camcorder and just bought a new MacBook Pro. I connected the 4 to 9 pin into a thunderbolt adapter to import into Imovie. The camera is not recognized but the miniDV camcorder is but no image can be seen although the auto command works for importing. I am pulling out my hair on this and while this project is a freebie for a friend, I am buggered if I can figure out what is wrong. Any help greatly appreciated.

Paulo

DAVE M
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Re: sony camera & camcorder into Macbook Pro and Imovie problems
I don't know iMovie but are your capture settings correct?
 
I assume that if you are on DV then you won't se HD
Maxwell
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Re: sony camera & camcorder into Macbook Pro and Imovie problems
What version of iMovie are you using?. Also have you got FCP on your Mac.
zaika
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Re: sony camera & camcorder into Macbook Pro and Imovie problems
Hi there, I'm sorry for jumping in that thread. I have exactly the same problem. I have an old SOny dcr-pc103e camcorder and am trying to get the video clips into iMovie via a firewire cable (4to6 on iMac or 4to9 on MAcbook pro). iMovie recognises the camcorder and controls it but there's no sound or image playing, just the plain blue screen. I've been trying to find a solution for a few days now but in vain.
I have iMovie 6HD, '08 (crashes though), '09, and '11. Thanks in advance for your help.
Maxwell
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Re: sony camera & camcorder into Macbook Pro and Imovie problems
Any person with old Sony camera need to do two things. Go to Apple camcorder support section and Sony support section.
If everything shows up on your computer but cant import, check if you got your camcorder in play mode. Not certain if new version of MAC support Firewire.
paulears
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Re: sony camera & camcorder into Macbook Pro and Imovie problems
I'm not sure on the Sony, but my macbook pro (and windows 7) both refuse to see my JVC, but XP and Vista can! I'm not sure if this is the same problem - but the JVC output seems to differ from the other manufacturers HD outputs. Lots of solutions to my problem on the net, but they don't work for me.
Maxwell
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Re: sony camera & camcorder into Macbook Pro and Imovie problems
Before getting involved with any camcorder to work with your computer. Check first on the manufactures web page for compatibility.