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Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by 2Cheap2Switch, Jul 20, 2006.
I have some old vhs tapes that I'm looking to import into iMovie, how would I do this?
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get a dazzle or pinnacle analog to digital converter
i plan to convert a few home videos from old birthday parties.
i have a eyetv at home. that should convert the video/audio signal to digital. the quality won't be great though. the software allows some reasonable fast editing. so i don't have to upload huge files into imovie.
i'm sure it works that way but i haven't tried yet. so i can't speak to the quality.
Piece of cake. Most digital video cameras now have a built-in A->D convertor. Composite in / FireWire out. Just use it. My Canon Optimus-20 has one, and it easily converted several VHS-C home movies into a 15GB iMovie file (!!!). The camera docs should tell you exactly how to do it. BTW the final product, burned on DVD and viewed on a normal TV set, looks quite acceptable, as long as you stick to first-generation VHS.
you should check ebay for a formac studio dv, i got one for about $140 and its pretty cool for getting footage from vcr/tivo/games console into imovie.