DVR Recordings to Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by stangmmx, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. stangmmx macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2008
    Got a first generation macbook pro with Leopard, and a Motorola DVC16412 III DVR from Time Warner. The DVR is about full, but I really would like to keep the recordings :rolleyes:

    So, there's a USB port on the front, I figured yall might be able to help me out. Thoughts? :apple:
  2. -DH macrumors 65816

    Nov 28, 2006
    Nashville Tennessee
    I don't know if the USB connection on the front will allow you to access any of the files contained on the DVR's hard drive or if it will interface with your Mac. Typically the USB port is provided for firmware updates.

    You could connect the DVR's analog outputs to a DV device (camcorder, VTR or converter), then connect the DV device's Firewire output to your Mac. On your Mac, you can use iMovie, QT Pro, FCE or FCP to capture in real time.

  3. slothrob macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2007

    You can capture to a mac from that DVR through the firewire port on the back of the DVR. You can only capture real-time though, so a 2 hour movie will take 2 hours to capture.

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