DVD burn from outside source question

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by zuffen, Nov 26, 2002.

  1. zuffen
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    macrumors member

    Nov 16, 2001

    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.

  2. jelloshotsrule
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    macrumors G3


    Feb 7, 2002
    Re: DVD burn from outside source question

    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...?
  3. ftaok
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    Jan 23, 2002
    East Coast
    Re: DVD burn from outside source question

    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.

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