2006 Black macbook imovie capture through firewire

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  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    2006 Black macbook imovie capture through firewire.

    Would a 2006 Macbook A1181 have any trouble capturing vhs through a canopus advc55? Or even hd through a hdv camcorder?

    As this macbook only has 2 gigabytes of ram.
  2. pika2000 macrumors 68040

    Jun 22, 2007
    VHS capture is real time capture of standard def video. Unless you are using some processor intensive compression in between, capturing the stream should be fine. I was capturing VHS videos quite a lot with my old Pentium 3 computer in the days, so I doubt a core Duo Mac will have any difficulty. The question is, is the hard-drive in tip top shape. I would think that that would be the bottleneck most of the time (ie. failing drive, disk errors, etc).

    For HD, I'm not sure (although straight capture shouldn't be a problem as long as the bandwidth is enough and the drive is fast enough). But don't expect any fast encoding performance.

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