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Product Reviews for Sony Handycam HDR-TG5V High Definition Digital Camcorder
Edits easily on iMac and MacBook
from Burlington, NC. on 11/15/2010
smooth steady zoom., Stunning video quality
Wide End Conversion Lens limits zoom range
This review is aimed at Mac users who have the latest version of Adobe Premiere Elements 9 formulated especially for the Mac platform. Connecting the camera to a Mac is simple: 1. Turn on your Mac. 2. Switch on the camcorder. 3. Connect to computer USB port -camera screen will read: USB CONNECT 4. IPhoto (if installed) will display the Photos from the camera. (Close or ignore).5. Open Premiere Elements 9 - New Project (name it) - Get Media (FlipVideo/AVCHD) - Select SOURCE (Name)- Add to Timeline, and begin editing! IMOVIE also works well but I prefer PREMIERE ELEMENTS 9, that is faster than its PC version.
from Tennessee on 6/29/2010
Small. Super quality. Sound quality is okay. Solid built. will be great for travel.
Accessories minimum. No remote. Editing movies.
I wanted a camcorder with a dual purpose: personal documentation and video taping mini documentaries. While the quality of this camcorder is good, I may have to upgrade to a more all around camcorder. For one, I need a remote control. And, a super sensitive sound pick up. Otherwise, the camera is very well constructed.
Works Great With Mac OSX 10.6 No Issues Yet!
from Winter Springs, FL on 12/27/2009
I have read mixed reviews about users having issues with MAC OS, but I haven't had any of those issues. I had NO problem getting it to work with Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, and iMovie. In Final Cut I just chose capture and poof there it was. I also see some complaining about the MPEG-2 Plugin for Quicktime needed for SD footage, but why would you shoot any SD footage with this HD camcorder when Memory is so cheap these days? If you want to shoot SD buy a SD camcorder!