Device to Import Video from DVR?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by imacericg, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. imacericg macrumors regular

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    I have some video on my DVR that I would like to get on my Mac. Is there a device I can buy that plugs into my USB port that has video jacks to plus to the DVR? Then I just click "record" in iMovie and "play" on my DVR?
     
  2. techie4life macrumors 6502

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    I'm not completely sure if this would work, but I know the Elgato EyeTV 250 Plus has a video input. The website says "EyeTV 250 Plus also comes with a break-out cable for composite video and S-Video, enabling you to connect a set-top box directly to your Mac."

    I hope that might answer your question in some way, if not all.

    www.elgato.com
     
  3. wizzracer macrumors 6502

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    If you have a video camera just use the input\output to your mac and use the iDVD software to record it.

    Samething works as a HDTV cnverter to.
     
  4. DavieBoy macrumors 6502

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    I use a Canopus unit that connects my vcr/dvd/dvr to my mac. It is firewire and seems to work better that a camera input. Also, I notice that many new cams do not have the video converter feature. The unit uses firewire and ran me about 250 off of tigerdirect. I usually import to iMovie 06, Final Cut, or straight to quicktime.
     
  5. wizzracer macrumors 6502

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    Well it figures they would remove this, make you spend every dollar in your pocket. I just said iDVD but any capture application will work.

    I use my Sony to convert HD signals from the TV to Computer.
     

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