Video Camera number Three
Let's see, the Kodak Playsport? Not a problem. The Sony Bloggie-the software only would allow me to download the video files, but I couldn't change the format from portrait to landscape, so I have four videos that are filmed in landscape that look like gravity didn't work when I was on Long Island!
I exchanged the Bloggie for a Samsung, which is a more conventional handheld DVR. I hadn't shot any video with mine, but I did use someone else's up in NY and realized that the SD card wasn't extracting the video onto the Mac. Then, this past weekend, a friend borrowed it to video tape an assignment for her class. That's when I realized that yep, there's a problem.
The answer is that I'm to use iMovie, which I hadn't used before. A little bit of work later, the videos were extracted, exported to MP4s, then burned to a DVD and handed off to be turned in. I just need to do the same with my other SD card.
I'm thinking that I need to explore what other video editing products are out there to do this, instead of using iMovie, because it's a PITA!
Next digital video camera, I'll be double checking that they're Mac compatible first!