Video to my mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cgratti, Feb 27, 2005.

  1. cgratti macrumors 6502a

    cgratti

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    #1
    What are the best devices to transfer video from my video camera to my mac so I can use iDVD and iMovie to burn them to DVDs?

    What hardware is the norm and what should I avoid?


    TIA
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    It would help if you stated which model camera you use. Most camcorders today have FireWire, which means that all you need is a FireWire cable.
     
  3. h0e0h macrumors 6502a

    h0e0h

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    All I do is connect my Canon zr60 via Firewire and open up iMovie then import through it. Then I edit my movie in iMovie and share it to iDVD where I then burn a copy of it. If you have a digital video camera it shouldn't be a problem. If you don't, then sorry, I'm no help.

    If you're unsure if your camera is digital or not, a digital camera uses Mini-DV tapes (small and expensive little monsters) and I've never seen a digital video camera without at least a 4-pin Firewire connector.
     
  4. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

    ChrisFromCanada

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    Well, if your camera doesn't have firewire or 4 pin firewire (i-Link). Then you will need a capture box which will set you back roughly $200 - $300 so you would probably be better off buying a new camera for $400 because if your old camera doesn't have firewire then it is likely to be crappy.
     

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