Please help me convert sony mini dvd's.

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by newat mac, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. newat mac macrumors newbie

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    Feb 14, 2007
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    My camera doesn't connect to a computer, period. No USB, no firewire,etc.
    (I am not using that camera anymore and switched back to my mini DV.)

    Anyway, so far from my research it sound like I need to buy an external dvd tray drive to place the mini dvd in so my macbook can even take it.

    Then do I use handbrake to rip the contents?

    Finally, I use mpegstream to convert to something imovie can recognize?

    Does this sound right???? Any help at all would be appreciated...
     
  2. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    hi newat,

    does your dvd camcorder still work? if so, you might be best to connect it directly to a vcr by the rca cables and see if you can borrow a digital converter (like a canopus 110) to send the signal from the vcr to the dig. conv. then from there FW to your macbook.

    the reason why i suggest this is because your camcorder dvds are in mpeg2 format as you know and that is a compressed format. while handbrake or something may do the job (i have no idea), but i do know the quality won't be as good as the original uncompressed footage.

    hope that helps.
    cheers,
    keebler
     

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