How to get video from a DVR to my iMac.

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by nickyj182, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. nickyj182 macrumors regular

    nickyj182

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    I have an Astak 250 GB DVR. Its made for recording security video. It has a USB port on it, is there anyway to transfer the video on it onto my mac? Like into iMovie or something, somehow?

    Thanks
    Nick
     
  2. -DH macrumors 65816

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    Most DVRs made for security systems have a video output. Connect that output to a analog to digital converter (or capable camcorder or VTR) and then capture the footage using the appropriate program on your Mac.

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  3. nickyj182 thread starter macrumors regular

    nickyj182

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    Whats a good and cheap analog to digital converter?
     
  4. -DH macrumors 65816

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    One of the more popular and inexpensive models is the Canopus ADVC110. Or you can use a qualified DV camcorder or VTR that allows analog-to-digital pass through (EE mode).

    -DH
     

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