The Sony DCR-TRV25 is a DV camera with an "i-link" port which is the  
same thing as a Firewire port. They just need a regular 4-pin to 6- 
pin Firewire cable. Hook it up to their Mac and start iMovie. They'll  
be good to go.
-Verdi

On Dec 22, 2005, at 6:45 PM, Jay dedman wrote:

>> We've read your info "How to videoblog on a Mac."  We're very excited
>> about creating our own vlog.
>> However.we have a problem getting started: we haven't been able to
>> import our video into our Imovie application. Since you've kindly  
>> your
>> email, this is our problem and our setup:
>> Setup:
>> we have a Mac G4, OS X version 10.3.9 and the applications that come
>> with it, i.e. Quick Time version 7.0.3 (not the pro version) and
>> iMovies 4.0.1
>> our camera is a Sony DCR-TRV25; it has no Fire Wire cable outlet, but
>> it has an I-link outlet (we don't have an I-link cable).
>>
>
>
>> Problem:
>> we can't import directly from the video tape to the computer;
>> when we connect the camera to the computer with a USB cable and
>> download from the memory stick, we get a .mpg file, which we can view
>> in QuickTime, but imovie doesn't read it. When we try to import the
>> .mpg file into imovie we get a message:cannot open this file.
>> How can we get from a file on the memory stick to imovie? What do you
>> suggest? Do we have to buy and I-link cable or Quick Time Pro or
>> something else?
>>
>
> Hey Claire--
>
> I am cc'ing a valuable group who may be able to help.
> as far as i know, its going to be difficult to get DV video onto your
> computer without FireWire. maybe someone might know of a way.
> You might try converting the MPG file to a QT file.
> Quicktime Pro sounds like a good idea.
>
> Can anyone offer some concrete solutions?
>
> Jay
>
> PS....use http://freevlog.org as a better tutorial.
>
>
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> <http://node101.org>
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