Help me find the best import solution

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by BrittQ, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. BrittQ macrumors regular

    May 23, 2007
    I will be picking up a MBP in the next week or so. (My first mac)

    I want to convert all my dads home videos into dvds to give as a gift to my parents.

    My dad has home video on VHS, mini DV, and something inbetween those two sizes that can fit inside a vhs tape(?).

    What would be the best (easiest/cheapest) solution?

    Thank you!
  2. SteveG4Cube macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2002
    MontCo., PA
    If he has mini DV tapes, I'm assuming he has a mini DV camcorder? If so, you can plug it right into any Mac and import DV video to iMovie with a Firewire cable. Also, many DV camcorders have a DV conversion mode so you can plug in other devices like VCRs and import analog video into iMovie. If the DV camcorder doesn't support that, you can pick up a firewire DV converter that'll do the job. I use a DAC-200 that works great.

    The "something inbetween that fits inside a VHS tape" is probably VHS-C.

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