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Dezi Cardenas
JVC GZ-HM200 w/iMovie8
on Nov 7, 2009 at 12:23:11 am

Hi New Here!

What my problem is I can not import my video using iMovie8! PC is a G5 OS is Leopard. When the iMovie screen comes up it say camcorder is not connect ! Already talked to JVC Tech and the steps they gave me I followed and it will still not import. On the Desktop it shows the USB icon for the camcorder as "Everio_SD".

Any help would be greatly appreciated!



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Chris Deutsch
Re: JVC GZ-HM200 w/iMovie8
on Nov 9, 2009 at 5:11:17 pm

I work for JVC and would like to try and help.

I believe your G5 uses a PowerPC processor. The JVC GZ-HM200 (as well as virtually all other better current model HD camcorders) records in a format called AVCHD. In order to use AVCHD, your Mac needs to have an Intel processor.

An older JVC with Firewire (GZ-HD3/5/6/7/40)might be a better match to this computer. They have a special recording mode called 1440CBR and work nicely when you record in that mode.

Alternately, you will find that your camcorder works perfectly via USB with any newer Mac with an Intel Processor and iMovie '08/'09 or the newer versions of Final Cut Pro (6.0.1 or higher).


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