Backing up mini DV to Hard disk

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Bawbee, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. Bawbee macrumors newbie

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    My Canon Mini DV camcorder "died". I have a number of mini DV cassettes that I would like to "back up" to Hard disk (space is not a problem) and I'm wondering if there is any easy way to do this ( I wish to subsequently load these into imovie and them edit them at a later date. I have borrowed a friend's mini DV camcorder and wouls appreciate advice on doing this.
    Thanks
    Bawbee
     
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Seems like you have figured out the only solution, get a non-dead DV camera. All you need to do is import the tapes using firewire. You will get some DV files. Then to back these up simply copy them to your backup disk(s) and or let Time Machine do the copy for you. The files are not small but you say you have the space.
     
  3. Bawbee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks ChrisA. I'd sort of figured that out. My main question what Mac programme/utility is best and quickest to import the DV.

    Bawbee
     
  4. -DH macrumors 65816

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    >>what Mac programme/utility is best and quickest to import the DV.

    iMovie, FCE, FCP, QT Pro. Take your pick.

    -DH
     

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