Anyone do any video editing on their Macbook Pro? Best options?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by looking4anotebo, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. looking4anotebo macrumors 6502

    Jul 9, 2007
    I am going to be purchasing a new MBP in a few weeks, and one of the things I want to do with it is edit video. I want to take VHS tapes and footage from my DVR and transfer it to the MBP and then edit. What is the cheapest, best option (quality) for me?

    I have just found the Eyetv and that looks like it will do the job, I just want to see if there are any cheaper options. (Eyetv costs $130)
    I have also looked for tv tuner cards for the expresscard 34 slot, but haven't seen much.

    Any feedback is appreciated.
  2. mcbeej macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2007
    If you have a FW camcorder that accepts video input, that's the cheapest way. Obviouslly, getting DV into the computer from the camcorder is easy enough, but with a video input, you just connect your VCR to the camcorder, and the Camcorder acts as a capture card and sends the video straight into the computer via Firewire.

    I'm doing this now on my Powerbook, and I specifically chose an inexpensive DV camcorder with a video input feature for this task.
  3. looking4anotebo thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 9, 2007
    Thanks for the reply.

    What does FW stand for?

    I do not have a camcorder, only a digital camera, and I am guessing that does not have video input.
  4. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
    more then likely it doesn't.
    FW stands for firewire.

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