Application to convert home DVD to editable format.

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by JamboUK, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. JamboUK macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2007
    Hello all.

    I am a new Mac user. What I am looking for is advice on how to convert video on an authored DVD to an editable format that I can edit on iMovieHD or Final Cut Express (AVI or MPG).

    The DVDs in question are home videos that were originally recorded on analogue camcorder tape. They were then "backed up" onto DVD using a standalone DVD Writer.

    I now want to go back and edit these videos as they are untouched. So something I knew how to do on Windows I don't on the Mac. So all help would be appreciated recommending applications and / or a suitable (lossless) format.

    Many thanks in advance.
  2. simie macrumors 6502a


    Aug 26, 2004
    When you say stanalone DVD recorder, you mean one that connects to your TV.

    These use a different format to conventional DVD's and can only be copied with Yade X
  3. JamboUK thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2007
    Yes I do mean a DVD recorder that connects to TV and I don't want to copy. I want to convert from VOB files to an editable format for use in iMovieHD etc. So what app does that on a Mac?
  4. -DH macrumors 65816

    Nov 28, 2006
    Nashville Tennessee
    MPEG Streamclip (freeware)


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