2006 Black macbook imovie capture through firewire

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  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    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 68030

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    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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