Need an application that will record live video from firewire camcorder

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Airforce, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. Airforce macrumors 6502a

    Airforce

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    Hi folks,

    I'm looking for a program that will record video live from my mini dv camcorder instead of from the tape. Free would be the amount I'm willing to spend on it :p Anyone know of such a program?
     
  2. anim8or macrumors 65816

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    You are a mac user aren't you.....?

    iMovie does exactly what you are asking for....
     
  3. bigandy macrumors G3

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  4. Airforce thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Airforce

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    Well, didn't think it would be as simple as switching the camcorder to camera :p Simple enough...Cool :cool: Now I can just record straight to the laptop instead of buying mini dv tapes to record my son at home. Thought I was going to go broke buying those suckers :eek:
     
  5. willybNL macrumors 6502

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    Be sure to choose the right program for the right job.
    With iMovie '06 HDTV support was limited, so if you've got a HDTV cam maybe Final Cut Express is better.
     
  6. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    I don't know if that's such a good idea. I mean, a random computer hiccup or if you accidently pull the FW cable loose and *poof* everything you just recorded since the last save is gone. Plus, tapes are a proven, reliable way to store your footage for the long term and if you shop on line you can get them for $4-5 each.


    Lethal
     

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