Article ID : 00011030 / Last Modified : 08/15/2015

It takes a long time for the camera to be detected by Apple® iMovie® software.

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If the camera has recorded numerous videos and the storage capacity is nearly full, it can take some time (up to 10 minutes) before the software seems to recognize the connection and begins generating thumbnail images. Depending on how many video clips are recorded and the size of each clip, the actual length of time may vary. This is normal operation.

NOTE: For support information about the Apple iMovie software, visit the Apple Web site at