any way to turn ipod into hard drive for video recorders?

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  1. Stew1tx macrumors newbie

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    I know there are several other close options, I have a dvd burner that will effectively record whatever the lens is seeing if I push record on the sony dvd recorder unit. I have a hitch unit, and I know somehow, someway, there has to be a way. I suppose it has to be something to tell the unit how to handle data coming into it. Same thing with an external hd. So, ideas????

    Thanks,

    B
     
  2. spice weasel macrumors 65816

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    Can you explain a little more clearly what you are trying to do? Are you asking about copying a DVD to a hard drive/iPod?
     
  3. Stew1tx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No no, what I am trying to accomplish is use an ipod in place of or at times in addition to a minidv tape. Thus, recording the same thing to ipod that you would to a minidv tape. What this does is minimize DRAMATICALLY, the time it takes to get data from camera to computer for editing. Make sense? Look at a firestore unit.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    So somehow you would need to record via firewire to the iPod; which iPod do you have?
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    hhmm that would be quite impossible if it were an older ipod. would require a complete firmware rewrite me thinks.
     
  6. TheReef macrumors 68000

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    There are certain brands of drives that have the feature but won't work for the iPod.

    ps DoFoT9, this time it was intentional :p
     
  7. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    really?? i didnt know that..

    OP: maybe somebody could make an app for it haha!

    at least u put something into the thread that helps lol!
     
  8. Stew1tx thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The one I have in front of me is a black faced 30g that I got when I bought my macbook pro in 07 i think it was. Assuming it is video compatible. Never used it.
     
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  10. boast macrumors 65816

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    did you connect the ipod while it was in disk mode?
     

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