Using PB superdrive to burn DVD's from a VCR

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by skymac, Dec 31, 2003.

  1. skymac macrumors member

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    Is there any inexpensive method of conecting my VCR or DVD player to my Powerbook and using the superdrive to record directly on to a DVD without having to copy it to my HD first or spend insane amounts of money on some form of adaptor(althoug if thats the only option i would consider it). I hope you can all understand what i'm talking about and any help would be nice.
     
  2. James Craner macrumors 68000

    James Craner

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    Toast 6 has a plug and burn facility, which is quite close to what you are asking. While I have not tried it, I think it is a one button solution to take a DV video source from a camcorder and automatically create a DVD or Video Disk. If your camcorder has a video pass through option you could connect your VCR to it. Failing that you could record onto DV Tape first and then to the Mac. If you don't have a DV camcorder that has an analogue in capability you will need something like Formac Studio DV which is about $280. I am sure there are cheaper alternatives.
     

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