HI-8 to DVD

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  1. lazyboy922 macrumors 6502

    lazyboy922

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    I tried to do a search, but haven't come up with anything really solid. A friend of mine I work with has made a movie with a hi-8 video camera. What program should I use to burn the movie to dvd to be able to play in a dvd player? will final cut be able to do this? I don't have much experience with movie programs.

    Thanks!
     
  2. JeDiBoYTJ macrumors 6502a

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    the new iDVD would be perfect for your needs, it can capture, then burn right to a DVD
     
  3. lazyboy922 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    is it the brand new idvd? I bought my powerbook last jan, so it isn't the brand new model, but still has idvd.
     
  4. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

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    Make sure that the camera has DV out. If it doesn't, newer Digital8 Cameras can playback hi8 and you can use that.
     
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  6. Rod Rod macrumors 68020

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    Hi8 is analog and it won't work the same as Digital8. If this is a Hi8 camera, it won't have a FireWire connection.

    What you'll need is another DV camcorder (miniDV or Digital8) to act as your analog to digital pass-through. With that, you should be able to import the Hi8 footage using Final Cut Pro or iMovie.
     

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