Image Capture (not ICapture)
by boya84 - 9/8/13 11:24 AM
In Reply to: I tried! by mocrimlaw
Sorry to correct you, but when we make up application names, communications can become challenging. It is a lot easier over the long run to keep to the manufacturer's application name.
When the camcorder is connected to the Mac with a USB cable - just like you had it when you were able to transfer the still images - in the current version of Image Capture on the left side... at the top, click once on the camcorder, at the bottom under "Connecting to the camcorder Open:" and select the default behavior. But you don't need to do this - just launch iMovie.
When you open iMovie, under File, select Import or Capture...
If you want to get HandBrake...
1) go to www.handbrake.fr
2) click on the red box "Download Handbrake 0.9.9" (since we don't know which version Macintosh OSX you are running, we can only assume you are running version 10.6 or newer... To find out what version your computer is running: Under the Apple (top left of the monitor) select "About this Mac"
3) When the download is complete, there will be a "disc image" (.dmg) file on your desktop. Double click on it. In there is the Handbrake application. Click once to select it and drag it to the Applications folder.
4) Drag the disc image to the trash.
Perhaps there is a Macintosh user Group near you that has member willing to assist you...
As well, the Apple Store generally has classes and seminars that can be very helpful to to learn about your computer.
When you get the MTS files onto the Mac, launch Handbrake. Handbrake should automatically get to a directory window - locate the MTS files you saved to the Mac. Pick a file. The first few times do them one at a time to get used to Handbrake. After that use the "batch" conversion.
You did not tell us what your "old camcorder" was or how you used it that was "so easy".
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