HDD Recording

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by tehybrid, Dec 17, 2006.

  1. tehybrid macrumors member

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    Is it possible to record directly to the hardrive using an iMac Core2 and a MiniDV camera with firewire? I have FCX and iMovie HD and the iMac has a pair of firewire ports. Thanks,

    Kevin
     
  2. Gee macrumors 65816

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    Yes. Did you try? What's the problem?
     
  3. tehybrid thread starter macrumors member

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    sorry, i was wondering more along the lines of 'how'
    thanks
    kevin
     
  4. Gee macrumors 65816

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    Ah, ok. Well I think you plug in the camera, slide the little slider thing from the scissors to the camera symbol, and hit record.

    (in iMovie)
     
  5. tehybrid thread starter macrumors member

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    and that will work in iMovie for live recording? sweet, thanks
     
  6. Gee macrumors 65816

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    Well it's working for me now with the built in isight; assume its the same for a video camera.
     
  7. tehybrid thread starter macrumors member

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    isight

    in iMovie it says capture with iSight but I wanna use my minidv camera and I dont see an option to do so
     
  8. Texas04 macrumors 6502a

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    To Record Directly to the Hard Drive with a Firewire Camera:

    1. Turn on your camera and make sure it is in Camera mode as if you were recording to a tape.
    2. Be sure your camera is firmly connected to the computer using firewire (USB will not work)
    3. Than in iMovie move the slider to the camera side.
    4. You should now see live video from your camera on your screen. If you hear a loud noise its because your cameras built in mic is to close to the speakers, try muting the computer or move the camera away from the computer.
    5. Click record in iMovie and your set.

    Note: If the camera is in "camera" mode and is left on and if it is not physically recording to any tape, than it may auto shut off. Use an old tape and record on to it. When you are done with that tape, rewind and record again since you are not really going to be using the tape.
     
  9. rjphoto macrumors 6502a

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    On some Sony models you can hit the eject button and leave the tape carrier open and it will not shut off.
     
  10. Texas04 macrumors 6502a

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    If you do choose that option cover that area (risk dust and other junk getting into your deck..)

    And I actually think thats on all models.
     

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