Originally Posted by keel
Hi, sorry for the confusion in my request. The HF200 works great with Macs, I assume the M40/41/400 will also. Files are automatically joined on import with software like iMovie. I just don't want the user to have to plug into AC power to import the files, or have to buy other readers, etc.
So the only question I am trying to clarify is:
Can I import the files when recorded to removable memory, into a computer (I assume if it can do it with a PC it can do it with a Mac), with the memory card still in the camera, using the camera USB cable, WITHOUT connecting the camera to an AC adapter and power? I ask as I can't with the HF200.
Sorry I am so thick and thanks!
Your post wasn't confusing, I wasn't sure if I was confusing you. I got it- works with Macs, good.
No - you have to have the AC plugged in while keeping the card in the camera/going USB. It's the same: HF200 HF40/400, etc.
Card readers are cheap.
For example, here's one for $13.49:http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Flash...8279860&sr=8-3
With the card in the reader, you can also do the stitching together, if need be.
Actually, doesn't a Mac Book have a built-in card reader?
It's not a big deal to take it out and put the card back in, only takes a second.
If you were actually able to use just the USB cable, you would have to do the motion of putting in the USB plug and taking it out - so it would be the same amount of effort as putting in/taking out a card.