copy .mov file to a DV Tape

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by hellsing56, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. hellsing56 macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2010
    Hi, I am in a high school video class and we use all HD cameras. However, for a film festival that I'd like to enter, the entires must be submitted on a miniDV Tape. I was wondering how if I can use the Mac to put the mov file onto the tape? What is the process for copying a video file onto the tape?

    Our school Macs have the following video software:

    Final Cut Express
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    You need either iMovie, Final Cut Express/Pro or Adobe Premiere (30-day full functioning trial) to export the video to tape.

    DV tapes don't store their video as a file but more as signals, thus you need a software to play the file so that the camera or DV deck can capture it.

    You need a camera with DV in capabilities.

    Can you tell us what kind of knowledge and equipment do you have access to in regards to video editing?

    Can you maybe deliver the finished film via a video DVD?

    PS: .mov is a only a container for audio and video using a variety of codecs.
    Some codecs are not accepted by editing applications, those codecs are mainly the ones that compress the footage like crazy.
  3. notjustjay macrumors 603


    Sep 19, 2003
    Canada, eh?
    You should be able to "Print To Tape" from FCE.
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    And you can do it from iMovie as well, but you will need some form of DV tape recorder.

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