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Downloading camcorder on the computer

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Superdavert, May 9, 2013.

  1. May 9, 2013 at 3:53 PM

    Superdavert [OP] Well-Known Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    First Name:
    Athens, Ga
    '09 TRD Sport DC SB
    20" Enkei Deep 6 wheels wrapped in 275/60 20 Hankook Dynapro ATm, ProComp 2" leveling kit, Foglight anytime mod, Sockmonkey TRD Sport bedside decals, Extang Trifecta tonneau cover, Toyota bed extender, Aries black nerf bars, Pop & Lock 8521 Powered tailgate lock
    I have a new HD camcorder. Need to put them on the computer. Since my PC is 7 years old, it can't handle AVCHD. So I'm thinking Mac and use iMovie. I know there's conversion needed. My question is: am I heading in the right direction in my computer purchase?
  2. May 16, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    mikesdoublecab LT Chase Truck

    Jun 15, 2008
    First Name:
    Mohawk Mike
    Glendale, CA
    01 Tacoma DoubleCab V6 Prerunner
    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    there seems to be some compatibility issues with Mac, final cut, and AVCHD...

    although, on most cameras, there should be a folder in the DCIM that contains .mov format files, depending on the camera...

    from what i recently found out from a color correction editor i booked for a gig, there was some conversion he had to do to make my raw files work on his system...

    for seamless work flow, a PC would faster...

    my 3 cameras are AVCHD and i use Sony Movie Studio Platinum 12.0 on a Sony Vaio... works great and is straight plug and edit...

    what camera are you shooting with?
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