Edit Eyetv recordings and burn to dvd

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  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    I have an eyetv hybrid and was converting vhs to digital of home movies (sad the tapes are deterorating after 15 years) and am curious how to get these recordings on a dvd

    can imovie combine .eyetv files? for some reason, i cant seem to move the media into imovie

    i would like to combine some files then export it to a dvd so i can play in a dvd player. any help would be awesome
     
  2. AussieSusan macrumors member

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    Doing this right now with my old VHS tapes and my EyeTV Hybrid.

    Once EyeTV has created the initial recording, use its Export function to output to the iMovie format: this will create a folder with a number of (approx 2GB) DV files in it.

    In iMovie, you can then import (I use the 'move' rather the the 'copy' option to stop duplicating - it also is somewhat faster) and start your editing.

    I then use iDVD to create my DVD from the edited result.

    Works well for me, although it took me some time to get the hang of it, so I suggest that you try taking (say) a couple of minutes worth of video at first, go through the process and then do it again for the full tape.

    Susan
     
  3. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    thanks. however, the export button under file-> export is greyed out when i have the clip open. the clip is a .eyetv

    how do you export?

    thanks for the help!
     
  4. Queso macrumors G4

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    You can use VisualHub to convert .eyetv files to a Video_TS folder, which you can then burn onto a disk using Toast or the open source Burn.
     
  5. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    why oh why does it take so long to convert movies and clips and well everything lol
     

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