miniDV to Mac

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  1. osin macrumors 6502

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    I'm fairly new to the Macs and totally new to the video editing. I'm looking for a software that will help me with copying my camera videos miniDV format to my Mac and possibly record it to the DVD later on. What would be the best program for this and what format/compression should I use?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    iMovie. Keep it in the orginal format, it preserves the quality and makes it easy to edit again later.
     
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    Any idea how much space will 1 hour video take up on my hard drive?
     
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  6. iShater macrumors 604

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    13Gb or so.

    Credit link. :)
     
  7. osin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Since it will take up 13GB what compression method would you recommend for burning the video on DVD?
     
  8. iShater macrumors 604

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    I thought MPEG-2 is the standard DVD compression method no? :confused:


    I am sure iDVD will pick the correct compression ratio to get your video on DVD.

    Edit: just to confirm, you can't just burn the imported file over, you have to encode it to make it fit on the DVD, and that is where iDVD (and other software come into play).
     
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    iDVD will allow you to have different degrees of compression, found in the preference menus. Most of it is behind-the-scenes, so you don't have to worry about it.
     

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