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Old February 26th, 2011, 12:34 AM   #1
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FCP and Imovie sees my camera.....Idvd does not.

Hi all,

Another rookie question here. I have shot some static city shots with my camera. A JVC-GY HD110. HDV tape. I simply need to burn these static shots, about 40 minutes each to a dvd. I used to use a Z1U with iDVD and it was quite simple. The program immediately recognized the camera, rewound the tape and burned the entire tape to DVD. One click and done. Now that I'm using a JVC-GY HD110, iDVD does not recognize my camera no matter what I do. Imovie does and so does FCP. However I don't know how to simply burn an entire video to DVD with those programs. Soooo, does anyone have an idea of why iDVD doesn't recognize my camera while iMovie and FCP does? I don't change a thing and both the successful programs right off the bat see the camera. I'm more than happy to try and use iMovie or FCP to burn the DVD, but I have no clue how to do that. I'm not making ANY edits. Just 40 minutes of static video to burn to DVD. I thought it would be simple. Sadly, without iDVD, it's not. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Any yea, I know it's a basic question. Just learning here. Hope that's ok. Thanks in advance for any input. I have to think it CAN'T be that hard. Feel stupid asking.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 03:39 PM   #2
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Re: FCP and Imovie sees my camera.....Idvd does not.

It might be that the form of HDV that the JVC records is not recognized by iDVD. Just capture the footage in iMovie and send it to iDVD, that's three simple steps instead of one. Capture, drop on timeline, export to iDVD.
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