How to rip mini-dv to DVD fast and easy

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by mortenjensen, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. mortenjensen macrumors regular

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    Hi all

    I am looking for a program that automatically can rip a mini-dv tape to a DVD.
    I do not need to do any editing - just an easy way to transfer my footage to a DVD that will play in any drive.

    Morten
     
  2. mortenjensen thread starter macrumors regular

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    Isn't there a free option?
    I mean, it should be a pretty easy thing, one would think. A one-botton-solution.

    Morten
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    It is not that easy, as it is a three part process. Capturing, transcoding and burning.
    As far as I know, there is no alternative.
    You could look for older versions of iDVD, but if you have Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, iDVD 7.1.4 is the minimum version working with that.
     
  4. mortenjensen thread starter macrumors regular

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    yes, I am running the latest version of Lion.
    Does it mean that there is no solution at all then?
    Morten
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    There is the iDVD solution, if you want an automated process.
    Or you could take a look at Automator to make a "script" to use QT Player to record the video and use Burn to burn a simple video DVD.
     
  6. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    simsa is right...idvd, but you need to capture the footage first and there is no fast way to do it. if your tape is 1.5 hours, it takes 1.5 hours to ingest. Then iDVD will transcode and burn the DVD.
     
  7. mortenjensen thread starter macrumors regular

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    But is it rightly understood that iDVD is no longer a part of iMovie i the newest os?

    Or, to be correct, you can still burn dvd's - but you have no separate program.

    And if: Can I "downgrade" or not? Can I have the newest version of iMovie + the old iDvD running at the same time?

    Morten
     
  8. simsaladimbamba

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    iDVD was never part of iMovie, it was part of iLife.

    You need a separate application to make video DVDs, like Burn or iDVD.

    Since iDVD is a separate application, no downgrading is involved. And since the current iMovie version is the one coming with the iLife suite I earlier linked to, there is again no need to downgrade.
    Even if you would use iDVD version 1 and iMovie version 9, you can still use iMovie 9 when you use iDVD 1.

    The OneStep procedure does not involve iMovie.
     
  9. mortenjensen thread starter macrumors regular

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  10. simsaladimbamba

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    iLife is an application SUITE, currently containing THREE DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS: iMovie (video editing), iPhoto (photo management and simple manipulation) and Garage Band (music creation and manipulation).
    Before Mac OS X 10.7 Lion arrived, iLife also contained iDVD (video DVD creation / authoring) and iWeb (website creation), but Apple removed those from Macs coming with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.
    For a while one could still buy the complete iLife suite (iWeb, iDVD, iMovie, iPhoto, Garage Band) from the Apple Online Store, but Apple removed all its own applications from that store, and all of Apple's applications are now only available via the Mac App Store (MAS). iDVD and iWeb are not available via MAS.
    Therefore, if you want iDVD and want to pay for it, you need to buy the iLife suite I linked to on Amazon or try eBay.
    Upon installation you can select what you want to install.

    Was that understandable?


    PS: And to that highly intelligent dickless dude down-voting my posts: Come on, send me a PM, unless you are a sissy. I promise I won't report you, even if you use expletives, if you are short of words.
     
  11. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    It is, so to speak, as long as you have a consumer DVD player/burner. You can plug your camera into the set top DVD burner via a component or composite cable, hit play on the camcorder, and record on the DVD burner. But of course you need to buy the hardware.
     

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