This video is rough, because I haven't played with it to add music or anything - but? I won! I beat the camera problem that had me wondering if I was starting that long downhill slide toward technological brain death.
At Best Buy this weekend, I was contemplating how I should tackle the problem next. I finally started talking to the camera rep about whether a Firewire cable would work, because I had a $53 multi-cable in my hand. We discussed the problem at length, and then? He led me over to the Apple representative. The angels sang. I had no idea they were now carrying Apple products. And to think, I had just been wandering around the store wistfully reminiscing about when I used to be able to go get all my Apple fixes at CompUseless or at the Apple store in Bethesda when I worked down there.
The very nice Apple rep talked to me about the problem and said he had just helped another customer with the same issue. He said what I needed to do was to Finalize Disk when I had the camera plugged into the Firewire or USB port on the MacBook Pro. iMovie would pop up and let me import the image.
Well, it wasn't quite that easy, because I couldn't go directly into iMovie. It did pop up, but what I had to do was copy the video into a folder on my laptop and then download a freeware tool (I chose Handbrake) to convert the files to MP4s. Ta-Da! Now I can watch the footage in QuickTime and edit in iMovie.
This video, as I said, is a little rough right now, but it's so cute, don't you agree?