camcorder that works with Imovie 08 & 09

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  1. aejessip

    aejessip Auditioning

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    I am looking to purchase a camcorder---but it needs to work with IMOVIE 08/09. I keep getting conflicting info and really need help.
     
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    iMovie 09 should support any tapeless box ya buy...
     
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    Sam,

    Perhaps you posted this elsewhere but I am very curious to know
    how iMovie works and your experience with AVCHD?

    I hear it is not an easy drag and drop procedure, takes up a lot
    of processing power, and that Mac not especially friendly towards it.

    Unfortunately all the really good new camcorders are in that
    format so this is something I am inevitibly going to have to deal with.
     
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    All my movies have been posted with iMovie so far, and it's ok. Check out the latest one I posted here:
    Navesink.Net: LTC Scott Hamann's Assumption of Charter Video

    If you want to stay at 1920x1080 its a bit of a hassle, and it requires transcoding everything. Thats the nature of AVCHD tho and not really iMovie's fault...

    I do all my iMovie at their 'large; setting, but I keep a copy of my native 1920x1080 files for future editing by a drag and drop process, it treats the cam just like a hard drive...
     

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