Best way to import DV tape footage to HDD

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  1. Macbobit macrumors newbie

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    I have a lot of DV tapes with footage stored and I want to slowly back them up onto HDD.

    I want to preserve as much information as possible, I don't want to compress the data.

    What options do I have?

    I have imovie 09, but I'd consider getting Final Cut Express 04 or 05 when it comes out.

    Thanks
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Capture it to the library in iMovie. It doesn't compress it, and it will take up 13GB per hour of footage.
     
  3. Macbobit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I recently moved over to Mac from PC and I am familiar with the 13GB/hr setting. I had to select it with my PC. If I didn't then I could mistakenly import at a lower quality.

    Do I have to select 23GB/hr with iMovie?
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    No. It defaults to import at full res.
     
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