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zuffen
Nov 26, 2002, 01:54 PM
Questions

1. Can you take a source like a VCR and do a straight through burn/recording on the internal DVD burner? NO encoding or capturing.

This means maybe hooking it up via a firewire convertor.

If so what utility or program does one use.

Can a Mac be used as a Tivo unit and record onto the harddrive for later viewing and dub down to DVD? Much like the new Panasonic standalone burners.

Thanks

jelloshotsrule
Nov 26, 2002, 03:37 PM
Originally posted by zuffen
Questions

1. Can you take a source like a VCR and do a straight through burn/recording on the internal DVD burner? NO encoding or capturing.

This means maybe hooking it up via a firewire convertor.

If so what utility or program does one use.

Can a Mac be used as a Tivo unit and record onto the harddrive for later viewing and dub down to DVD? Much like the new Panasonic standalone burners.


i highly doubt that any computer can really do that. straight dubbing from vcr to dvd. i mean, you encode to dv (or whatever) and then to mpeg2. even if you encode to mpeg 2, i think that trying to do it WHILE you burn would create problems.

i'm not sure what you mean in your second question. sure, you can capture footage through a tv tuning card or device, save it to the drive, then put it on to dvd later.... but i get the feeling you don't mean exactly that...?

ftaok
Nov 26, 2002, 04:56 PM
Originally posted by zuffen
Can a Mac be used as a Tivo unit and record onto the harddrive for later viewing and dub down to DVD? Much like the new Panasonic standalone burners.

Thanks This can be done with either the Formac Studio dv/tv or eyeTV. The Formac device will record in dv format. eyeTV records in mpeg format.

Both have software to let you do TiVo type things.