Anyone willing to make a guide?

LethalWolfe

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It's a very common question for someone to ask how to get footage from their MPEG2-based camera (MiniDVD, HDD, etc.,) into iMovie or how to back up DVDs/make iPod-ready versions of their DVDs. Would someone be willing to make a good guide covering this type of stuff? Not only would it just be nice to have all that info in one place, but it will make it easier to find for the people asking the Q and it will save the regulars here from having to answer the same Q over and over again.


Lethal
 

maxvamp

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I would generally point them to videoHelp.com.

It might not be bad to have a guide here though, and maybe reference it over on VideoHelp.com

If you give me some specific scenarios...SURE, I'll make a stab at it... I have done quite a bit of what is being described ( recently too! )


One question about the Backup DVDs to iPod... How does that play with the No Pirate Rule. I could include everything needed on how to do it for unencrypted DVDs, which should bypass this issue.

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LethalWolfe

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balamw said:
Nothing other than the fact that I didn't know it existed. :D

Is there a way to get it to show up in the "guides" section at the top of the video form?


maxvamp,

Threads like this, this, and this are the ones I'm hoping a "how to get video on to your Mac" guide could answer Q's for.

The guide could mention things like you need Firewire as USB won't work. And if you don't have firewire you can either buy a MiniDV camera that allows video pass thru or you can buy a converter that has Firewire (something like Canopus' ADVC line of products). It should also mention that if you have an MPEG based camera here programs X, Y, and Z you need to transcode that into a format iMovie will accept.

Also, I'm pretty sure it's a tektronix, but it's an old pic so I'm not 100% positive. I think you are the first person that's recognized what my 'tar is, and I'm positive you are the first to ask about name brands. :D


Lethal
 

balamw

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LethalWolfe said:
Nothing other than the fact that I didn't know it existed. :D

Is there a way to get it to show up in the "guides" section at the top of the video form?
PM a mod?

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