I am having problems capturing video from mini DV tapes to my mac with iMovie.
I actually took the footage with a Sony DCR-TRV900E. Originally I was trying to capture the footage from the tapes using windows movie maker on my PC. However, I noticed that my 38:05 of footage on the camera ended up as a 35:35 file on the computer. (I was also having constant problems with the camera intermittently disconnecting). I then tried to capture in on a Mac using iMovie but I had the same problem with jerky and skipping bits of video and audio.
I just bought a new Sony DCR-HC52E and am again trying to capture the footage on a Mac with iMovie. Once again, it is skipping. The tape plays back fine on the camera but when I import the footage to my Mac I am having the same problems. eg.for the first bit: 1:00:15 on the camera, i only end up with 0:56:00 of sometimes jerky footage on the computer.
Does anyone have any ideas what could be wrong and how i might fix it?