Apple Macintosh support for MicroMV camcorders sign now

We, the undersigned, request that Sony either (A) release software for the Apple Macintosh computer supporting their MicroMV line of digital camcorders, or, (B) publicly release specifications for communicating over the iLink interface with these camcorders so that the independent support for these camcorders may be developed.

Many people have purchased these camcorders with the expectation of using them on the Macintosh with products such as iMovie and Final Cut Pro. Sonys marketing for the MicroMV line of camcorders clearly states that these camcorders are compatible with the Macintosh platform. Unfortunately, this marketing is misleading because only the low-resolution memory-stick based MPEG1 videos and snapshots may be downloaded to the Macintosh. The primary function of these camcorders, namely capturing high resolution MicroMV (MPEG2) video, are not available to Macintosh owners.

It is worth mentioning that support for these camcorders on the Windows platform in the Movie Shaker application exists through QuickTime plugins. QuickTime is the Apple Macintosh format for digital video. Given that the original support in Movie Shaker for MicroMV was provided by integrating with Apple Macintosh technology, it is likely to be as simple as recompiling these QuickTime plugins on a Macintosh to bring support to the Apple Macintosh platform.

As a last word, we would like to stress that the Apple Macintosh is the premier platform for digital media and the lack of support for this platform by Sony is perhaps the primary reason that these camcorders have encountered commercial problems in the marketplace. Correcting this problem may result in significant increases in market interest for MicroMV camcorders.

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  • 12 February 2016995. Samuel Y
    What were you thinking Sony? Stupid stupid stupid
  • 08 February 2016994. Pranesh S
    I support this petition
  • 07 February 2016993. Eduardo N
    I support this petition
  • 07 February 2016992. Pablo O
    I support this petition
  • 04 February 2016991. Vg Griffin
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  • 04 February 2016990. Helene G
    I support this petition
  • 03 February 2016989. Parent Saunders
  • 30 January 2016988. Luca L
    I support this petition
  • 29 January 2016987. Daniel M
    I have over 30 hours of tapes that I have been unable to edit.
  • 20 January 2016986. Loga M
    Being left with no support is completely unprofessional especially after investing around 3500 SGD on this camcorder.
  • 07 January 2016985. David Jm
    I have been very disappointed with the difficulty this format has with any computers. I have been a loyal Sony user and will no longer be. Next video/digital camera will be anything but sony
  • 05 January 2016984. Joe C
    I won't even consider buying a MicroMV camera, UNLESS it is FULLY supported on the Mac. I love MiniDisc, and have been using them since '97 - BUT, since Sony doesn't support Mac with their NetMD software/features, I almost never use my MD anymore, and wil
  • 31 December 2015983. David Y
    I support this petition
  • 27 December 2015982. John S
    owner of a TRV-900 with interest in Sony MicroMV
  • 26 December 2015981. Mark R
    I support this petition
  • 25 December 2015980. Daniel G
    I spent $3k one year ago on MicroMV technology, which has been effectively useless because of the lack of support for Apple computers. I created this petition out of frustration. Sony products are spectacular, but your market (in this case) are Apple user
  • 16 December 2015979. Laurin Winters
    Please !!!!
  • 13 December 2015978. Umberto Dj
    I support this petition
  • 12 December 2015977. Milan S
    I support this petition
  • 10 December 2015976. Jeff M
    If you are going to build a great camera - make sure the consumer can use the tapes to edit on all platforms.
  • 06 December 2015975. Vicente G
    I bought an IP55 to edit videos on my PowerBook with Final Cut Pro. Now I'm stuck with a useless $1400 camcorder.
  • 06 December 2015974. Emyr D
    How can they ignore the ultra creative mac community?
  • 05 December 2015973. Andrea M
    I support this petition
  • 02 December 2015972. Gavin D
    MovieShaker is completely useless!!
  • 28 November 2015971. Praty Edwards
    I support this petition
  • 23 November 2015970. Jason B
    I support this petition
  • 23 November 2015969. Scott Hansen
    I support this petition

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Florine HarrisBy:
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Sony Electronics Inc


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