Importing Mini-DV; iMovie or FCX?
by jkryan99 - 3/1/12 7:52 PM
I have about 100 mini-dv tapes shot with the Sony VX2000. I don't have this camera anymore, so I just bought a Sony TRV-17 to play them back on and import into my 2011 Mac Mini. However, iMovie 11 keeps crashing while importing (I have 8GB ram). I am wondering if I am doing something wrong or if the solution is a more robust software program such as FCX? I am using firewire 800 from 4 pin (camcorder) directly to Mac Mini (FW800). Works just fine for about 20-30 seconds, then crashes. I just want to archive the video right now, will edit later so am looking for uncompressed (.avi or .mov?) to store them.