Ask Max: How do I get my Mac to recognize my Canon DC330?
How do I get my Mac to recognize my Canon DC330? I have a older model 550 MHz PowerPc G4 Titanium PowerBook running 10.4.11. Will it work if I upgrade to iMovie 8? Will I have to upgrade to a newer PowerBook in order to use new tapeless camcorders? Is the 3™ disc compatible with a Mac or can I only import from the camera via the USB port? Unable to find any info on Canon website and noticed that you sell this camera so thought you might know if it can be made compatible with Macs.
Unfortunately these direct to DVD video cameras are not Mac-compatible, nor do I consider them good cameras. I lost a full wedding's-worth of footage on one of those cameras and swore never to use one again. Years prior, someone filmed my wedding on another direct to DVD camera, I had to make an analog version of the video and then re-digitize it to edit my wedding.
No upgrade to your iMovie will help resolve this connectivity issue. The claim-to-fame for these cameras is that you do not need a computer to edit the footage and trying to put a Mac into the process is a near impossible.