iMac and VHS project

Discussion in 'iMac' started by aduteau, May 11, 2009.

  1. aduteau macrumors 6502a

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    Hi guys, Im thinking of maybe buying an Imac (Iam sick of cheap PCs with windows... and the Fan noise, and more and more .... anyways :p)

    I am going thru the forums here and I see lots of positive posts about Mac (I know this is a Mac forum) but people seem satisfied :)

    Anyways here is my question, I have lots of VHS tapes here at home ... and I would like to put them on DVD ... I see that the iMAc comes with iLife ... wich contains iMovies ....
    Could I import my VHS movies onto my iMac ... into iMovies to do some editing ?
    Do I need special cable ?
    Anyone know a step by step thread in these forums that shows me how and if its any good ?

    Is there a video in ... and audio in on the iMac ?
    Please help me out ... this is a buy or no buy for me :S
     
  2. GregE macrumors 6502

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  3. MTI macrumors 65816

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    Since it's a iMac, a card won't help, but an external USB stick or video tuner, such as the products from Miglia, EyeTV, ATI and Haupaugge would.
     
  4. 300D macrumors 65816

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  5. aduteau thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How about that Miglia product ? anyone tried it ?
    Any good with a VHS tape recorder ?
     
  6. axeldtf macrumors 6502

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    I use the eye tv hybrid. It's a tv tuner but it also has a connector for RCA cables (the red, white and yellow jacks). I use it all the time to back up my vhs tapes onto my hard drive or a dvd-r. I highly recommend it. It works well with my imac and macbook.

    Hope this helps.
     
  7. mastershakess macrumors 6502

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