Importing DVDcam vid into iMovie

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Darbydoggy, Oct 16, 2004.

  1. Darbydoggy macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2004
    Has anyone successfully transfered their DVD cam video into iMovie, and what was the conversion process?? The Sony DVD cam records to dvd with mpeg2 format. Can anyone help with some ideas on how to do this? I plan on buying a Panasonic GS200 mini dv cam. Should I just re-record the dvd video to that? (I am not sure if the GS200 has audio input jacks to take the audio).

  2. tdhurst macrumors 601


    Dec 27, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ

    Mini DV? Like a mini dvd? Doesn't work on a mac, have to use dv tapes. Sorry.
  3. jemeinc macrumors 6502a

    Feb 14, 2004
    South Jersey
    I use mini DV all the time.... not sure about the dvd cams, but mini dv cams will work great...
  4. scan300 macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2003
    Melbourne, Australia
    The Sony DVD cams only have USB2 digital outs so they aren't useful for iMovie. But you can use Toast Titanium, Media Cleaner Pro or some other shareware app, to convert MPEG2 files off the DVDs into Quicktime DV streams which can be imported into iMovie.

    The GS200 does have full DV AV in/out.

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