Gettin' A/V into my iBook

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by stevietheb, Mar 4, 2004.

  1. stevietheb macrumors 6502a

    stevietheb

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    I'm looking for some device (USB or Firewire) that will allow me to input and output A/V -- preferably, S-Video, and standard "RCA."

    Why do I need this? 1) I want to get my Bob Dylan LP collection into iTunes, 2) Since I don't have a SuperDrive (yet...may be buying a desktop in the next few months), I'd like to be able to master iMovie and FCE stuff on to VHS, or S-VHS.

    Cost is most important...I'm willing to go with the cheapest possible item. Anyone have suggestions?

    thanks.
     
  2. dukemeiser macrumors 6502a

    dukemeiser

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    For you audio, you might try iMic
    I should also look for a DV bridge. Try google.
     
  3. blackfox macrumors 65816

    blackfox

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    If you are working w/ video, do you have a digital camcorder? If your camcorder has a firewire port you can use it as a pass-thru for your analogue video...if not look at a dv bridge(as prev. mentioned)...
     
  4. abhishekit macrumors 65816

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    to connect mac to stereo, rca connector cost 5$. to connect lp turntable to mac, read this
     
  5. stevietheb thread starter macrumors 6502a

    stevietheb

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    Looks like iMic will solve my LP recording problem. I can't wait to get that fuzzy sound in iTunes.

    I'm skeptical about using my DV camcorder as a bridge...I've got a low-end Sony DV cam, but I'll give it a go and see what transpires. In the meantime, I'm creating iDVDs and hoping that an eMac with a SuperDrive will find its way into my house.

    Thanks.
     
  6. stevietheb thread starter macrumors 6502a

    stevietheb

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    Bought the iMic today ($34.99 at CompUSA seemed reasonable). Looking for software to record.

    I'll test out the DV Camcorder as a bridge later, I'm not wanting to spend the kind of money that these things cost...

    thanks for the help
     

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