Need an application that will record live video from firewire camcorder

Airforce

macrumors 6502a
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Jan 12, 2006
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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?
 

anim8or

macrumors 65816
Aug 16, 2006
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Scotland, UK
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?

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

iMovie does exactly what you are asking for....
 

Airforce

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jan 12, 2006
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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:
 
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:
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.
 

LethalWolfe

macrumors G3
Jan 11, 2002
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Los Angeles
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:
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