Importing video from sony handycam disc

I am trying to load a DVD created from a Sony handycam and import the video to iMove HD. Does anyone know how to do this or do I need to connect the camera. I have 7 half hour discs that I am trying to combine for my mother. I thought I could do it with the discs but iMove won't recognize the files. Please help!!!

Hi jay4,
welcome to the  board
1) iMovie is a video edit app meant to work with firewire connected miniDV camcorders
2) slot-in drives can get damaged by inserting non-standard-size DVDs…
3) disks have to be finalized first, read your camera's manual…
4) DVD uses a delivery format, not meant for any further processing as editing…
5) many options, to import DVDs:
* DVDxDV (free trial, 25$)
* Apple mpeg2 plugin (20$) + Streamclip (free)
* Cinematize >60$
* Mpeg2Works >25$ + Apple plug-in
* Toast6/7 allows converting to dv/import dvd, hit apple-k

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