Best way to record TV to then edit in iMovie?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mildredop, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. Mildredop macrumors 68020

    Oct 14, 2013
    I want to be able to record HD off-air (Freeview), edit in iMovie and then upload the result to YouTube.

    Any ideas?
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Well... it's of dubious legality to copy and post on uTube.

    other than that you need a TV tuner that will convert the input to something the Mac can read. Something like the Elgato devices are what most people use.

    The Macs do not have a TV tuner and don't have a way to directly record a video-in.
  3. Kelmon macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2005
    United Kingdom
    If you are particularly keen on doing this then something like the Blackmagic Design Intensity boxes might do what you need. If you want to record HD Freeview then you'll need to import content via HDMI, so that rules out the Elgato stuff. I think the Intensity will do what you want but they're not cheap and I can't say for certain that it will work when you are dealing with protected content.

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