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mauly
May 14, 2005, 08:44 AM
What equipment do I need!

Would like to get home movies etc on a format that won't deteriorate!!!



yoman
May 14, 2005, 08:58 AM
What you need.
1)VCR
2)DV camcorder- with analog to digital conversion feature
3)Mac with iDVD and DVD burner

What you do.

1)Hook up VCR output to DV camcorder input or use TV as bridge if neccesary.
2)Record on the camcorder as you play the video.
3)when done import to your Mac in iMovie.
4)Edit it, play around with effects or transitions if you want
5) Export to iDVD
6) Play around more with themes and menu order.
7)BURN!!! your very own DVD.

mauly
May 14, 2005, 09:23 AM
What you need.
1)VCR
2)DV camcorder- with analog to digital conversion feature
3)Mac with iDVD and DVD burner


1)VCR... check
3)Mac with iDVD and DVD burner... check

Sony Handycam DCR TRV255E?? Anyone know if this has analog to digital conversion feature's?

cube
May 14, 2005, 10:16 AM
Analog <-> DV conversion: Formac Studio, for example.

FadeToBlack
May 14, 2005, 09:46 PM
I've been considering putting all of my old home videos that are on VHS on DVD. Is it absolutely necessary to have a DV Cam to do this? There isn't another way?

FF_productions
May 16, 2005, 02:07 PM
you would need a capture card, but since you have an imac, im not sure if you have any alternatives but to just use a camcorder...

FadeToBlack
May 16, 2005, 02:23 PM
you would need a capture card, but since you have an imac, im not sure if you have any alternatives but to just use a camcorder...

Yeah, I guess I'll either wait and get a camcorder or try to find some other way.

Darwin
May 17, 2005, 08:07 AM
We have an EyeTV box that plugs into our iMac at home, it has the RYW input connections on it and we simply plug the Video Player in that way and record the footage onto the computer