Macbook Pro and my VCR

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by albertfreestyle, May 31, 2007.

  1. albertfreestyle macrumors member

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    Hi:
    I want to make a dvd with some old footage I have on a VHS tape...
    I have the macbook pro and an old VCR...

    How do I connect the two so I can import the video to my mac....

    Thanks for taking time to read this and trying to help me out. I really appreciate it. :)
     
  2. netguy macrumors newbie

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    If you have a Mini-DV camcorder, you can run composite out of the VCR into the Mini-dv camcorder, and then firewire out of the camcorder into your Macbook.
    I have done it a bunch of times, and it works great
     
  3. albertfreestyle thread starter macrumors member

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    i DO have a mini DV...but i dont think i can run any rca cables INTO it...

    im a bit confused.
     
  4. Angsty macrumors member

    Angsty

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    Hi,

    You need an analogue to digital converter for this task - either hardware or software versions.

    I am currently using the EyeTV Hybrid to provide me with a software solution to connect the VHS machine to my MBP and capture the video. Has worked perfectly without any problems. (I've even exported the converted files from EyeTV to iMovie and created some great family DVDs. :) )

    The other alternative I looked at was one of the Canopus analogue to digital hardware converters - costs a bit though if you only have a few tapes to convert.

    Ang
     

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