Help getting video onto my new iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nickyj182, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. nickyj182 macrumors regular

    nickyj182

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    I have a bunch of old VHS movies I made, and im wanting to get them onto my new iMac so I can get them onto dvd. What are my options here? Keep in mind, I open to all ideas.
     
  2. Sobering macrumors regular

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    I think you can get a converter and plug a VCR to the converter, then the converter to Firewire on the Mac, then just import it onto the computer. I'm not sure though. You can Goolge and probably find an answer.

    EDIT: Here's an excellent guide I just found http://iaml.ffa.ucalgary.ca/help/video/importing_vhs.html
     
  3. ddekker macrumors regular

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    vhs onto dvd

    I recently did a ton of this, I used my JVC DV Camcorder that has an analog input, plug the VCR audio and video into the camcorder... plug the camcorder firewire into my laptop and it brings it right into imovie at real time, then I edit out parts I don't want.... add a little bling titles... throw it into idvd and good to go... now If only I could record onto DVD+R .... I have had far better luck playing burned DVD's that were created on my PC on +R on older/most DVD players... maybe the new macbooks can use +R... but it was pretty easy to take the old tapes and convert them, it does take forever to encode and burn the DVD, but its cool to be able to watch all my old videos on DVD...

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  4. steve_hill4 macrumors 68000

    steve_hill4

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    I was eventually thinking of getting a converter for Mac, but found out about the Elgato EyeTV hybrid tuner. That is an analogue and digital TV tuner and you can also input external equipment via composite/s-video and 3.5mm stereo inputs, (on included adapter), all for about $150, (or £100 to me).
     

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