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camcorder drivers for macintosh

Discussion in 'DOS/Other' started by pburtonmd, Feb 10, 2003.

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  1. pburtonmd

    pburtonmd Thread Starter

    Feb 8, 2003
    seeking advice about camcorders usable with macintosh for editing movies with i-movie or other film editors. Does anyone have experience with connecting sony IP7E to mac or pc?
  2. SexyTech


    Mar 27, 2002

    Perhaps you might have better luck in the DOS, MAC area!

    Most of us hardware folks play with the PC systems and not MAC...

    Good Luck Though!
  3. Yankee Rose

    Yankee Rose

    Jul 14, 1999
    Take a look <a href="http://www.dvvideo.com/wwwboard/messages/382.htm">here</a>. Seems you'll need to tap directly into the Memory Stick when using it with your Mac.

    Are you needing the Mac drivers for this camcorder?
  4. pburtonmd

    pburtonmd Thread Starter

    Feb 8, 2003
    Thanks Jody. The earlier postings you referred me to are very informative, but rather depressing re the lack of support from Sony for the IP7E camcorder.

    I can easily read the memory stick into the Mac by using a SmartDisk USB Universal Media Reader, a very useful little box for reading flash memories, and cost only GBP 30 in UK.

    To edit any reasonable length of film though I obviously need to read the tape and the prospects for doing this on the Mac appear to be nil. None of my PCs have a firewire port installed, and moreover I hear very bad reports of the MovieShaker package which is supplied with the camcorder as a film editor for the PC.

    This is all very disappointing since an earlier model Sony camcorder, DCR-110E I think, works fine with the Mac via a firewire port and i-Movie software. A clear case of CAVEAT EMPTOR I suppose!

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