Jump to content
  • Who's Online   0 Members, 0 Anonymous, 11 Guests (See full list)

    • There are no registered users currently online
  • 0

avchd import on mac g4





i'm wondering if anybody can tell me a workaround for getting avchd video files from my sony memory stick onto my g4 laptop?


whenever i hook up the cam via a usb cable i can see the files but can not select them in the latest version of toast, or imovie


i have the latest version of ilife, but imovie 08 wouldn't install on a g4, so not sure what to do



Link to comment
Share on other sites

7 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

I suggest buying an new Intel Mac. Your G4 won't even start to play an AVCHD file. Minimum for AVCHD is an Intel Mac and I suggest Final Cut Express 4 over iMovie.


my g4 is only two years old, so that suggestion falls thousands of dollars flat


there must be some way to convert the avchd format to one that the g4 can handle?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I personally think it's sad that AVCHD won't work on a G5. A G4 I can kind of understand, but still decoding to something like DVD would be nice even if it was slow. Sadly, AVCHD is not optimized well yet it seems and it is very processor intensive.


Since Apple doesn't even support it on a G4 or G5, I doubt it will ever be supported on those Macs.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Create New...