iMovie workaround?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Super20, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. Super20 macrumors regular

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    Is there an iMovie workaround that will allow it to see cameras (or video convertors) that only use USB? I'm having a hard time finding an affordable dv bridge (like the Dazzle Hollywood DV Bridge) that uses firewire to connect to the mac. I saw the post about trying to find an old camera that connects, but that still doesn't allow me to convert old vhs tapes or VHS-C tapes. If this question makes any sense to anyone....please help.
     
  2. NTJetboater macrumors member

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    Could you hook the vhs up to a camcorder and record it to mini dv or 8mm and then firewire it to the computer? I have done that in the past. Do not expect very good quality.
     
  3. Super20 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I thought of that, I just don't want to lose any quality.
     
  4. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Nope

    Firewire is your only option here.

    Look for a DV camcorder with a broken lens on craigslist or ebay. If it is passthrough enabled, you can use the camcorder to convert from analog to digital. It looks to me to be the cheapest option.
     

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