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14 years 1 day ago #23796 by muletide
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My sony handy cam is not compatible with my new mac book. One of reasons I got a mac was to edit videos.

Oh well off to see if I can find a fix for it

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14 years 1 day ago #338204 by KScott_nz
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What make/model is the camera ? There *might* be a solution.

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14 years 1 day ago #338205 by muletide
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it is a sony handycam dvd-608e

I have been searching round and not found much, but also have not had a lot of time to fiddle with it yet.

I need to down load the decoders for mpegs as well so this may fix up this problem.

I can get the stills off the camera but they are on a memory stick (download them to the macbook via usb and the camera though) the video is on a dvd disk one of the little 8 cm ones (not mini)

Sposed to be a wet weekend so lots of time to play ;)

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14 years 9 hours ago #338304 by muletide
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right I got the codecs, was very impressed with Apple as I stuffed up ordering it off the net and accidently bought the windows version, rang the help desk expecting to be told hard luck, but no they were great, refunded me the wrong version and sorted out the correct version for me.
so now I can look at the videos I have already, but still cannot get any off my camera.

It seems Sony uses a propriety file format and needs picture motion browser to get them off the camera, so for the time being I will just use my old laptop (while it still goes) to get the vids off, and then move them with a stick over to my mac to edit and do things with.

If I end up doing lots and lots (which I do not at the moment) I will get a video camera that is compatible with my mac.

Right now off to down load open office.

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14 years 9 hours ago #338305 by GrantK
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muletide;326151 wrote: It seems Sony uses a propriety file format and needs picture motion browser to get them off the camera, so for the time being I will just use my old laptop (while it still goes) to get the vids off, and then move them with a stick over to my mac to edit and do things with.

I use Sony PMB to get vids off my Still/Video camera, and the version which came with the camera is Windows-only as you say.

However, it seems that Sony have rectified that deficiency:

esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-download.p...d_id=4613&mdl=MHSPM1

UPDATE: I just noticed that it is for a different camera, so may not help in your case. Possibly still worth a try though, as often the file formats are the same between different cameras. Mine uses MP4 format, which plays natively under Windows 7, and with a couple of extra drivers loaded, also plays under Windows XP.

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14 years 9 hours ago #338306 by muletide
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My camera was not listed but tried it anyway and no go does not work.

Thanks Anyway

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14 years 9 hours ago #338308 by GrantK
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muletide;326034 wrote: One of reasons I got a mac was to edit videos.

I have been doing a bit of this recently as well, and ended up buying Adobe Premiere Elements after looking at various other options. It's pretty easy to use, and seems to have all the functions I've ever wished for (and then some) [8D]

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14 years 8 hours ago #338312 by KScott_nz
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muletide;326151 wrote: It seems Sony uses a propriety file format and needs picture motion browser to get them off the camera, so for the time being I will just use my old laptop (while it still goes) to get the vids off, and then move them with a stick over to my mac to edit and do things with.

Yup that is one of the major problems with early Sony cameras. Even my Sony editing software doesn't talk to my Sony camera very well :rolleyes:

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13 years 11 months ago #338371 by muletide
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early sony cameras, damn thing is only 3 years old!

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13 years 11 months ago #338373 by kayjay
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Why don't you guys use Google - search for Sony handycam Apple mac - you will find your answer.

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13 years 11 months ago #338377 by muletide
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google was the first thing I did, but found nothing that helped with my camera. Lots of fixes for other cameras but not mine.

It saves the video files a vro bup and something else.

If you have found a answer that I have not could you post it?

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13 years 11 months ago #338378 by GrantK
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muletide;326231 wrote: google was the first thing I did, but found nothing that helped with my camera. Lots of fixes for other cameras but not mine.

It saves the video files a vro bup and something else.

If you have found a answer that I have not could you post it?

Obviously, Google was the first thing I did as well. It seems that Sony only support specific cameras with a Mac version of PMB, which is disappointing.

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13 years 11 months ago #338385 by Stikkibeek
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Doesn't Quick time take care of all that stuff?

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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13 years 11 months ago #338391 by GrantK
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Stikkibeek;326239 wrote: Doesn't Quick time take care of all that stuff?

Quick Time is only a video Player AFAIK. We are talking about transferring the files from the Video Camera to a computer. It's dead easy on a Windows PC, but apparently is a problem on a Mac.

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13 years 11 months ago #338395 by muletide
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my mac book can see the dvd on the camera, and can download stills of the memory stick in it, but does not recognise the file format of the video files.

I will keep looking.

Also have to load the vids I have into quick time and then convert so I can use them in iMovie, but that is worth it as iMovie looks great so far

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