Need System that works

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by LadyTas, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. LadyTas macrumors newbie

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    I currently have a PC and after several years and $$$ haven't got a system that works for making home movies. I am not making big productions, just filming the kids and stuff. But...I want to get it transferred to a DVD. So far I was successful getting one DVD.

    I have a lot of analog footage and a Sony Handycam DCR-HC28 (miniDV). I am on the verge if buying a MBP 13", do I need the 15"??. I want to know if I will be able to convert my analog footage and that I will be able to connect my camcorder to the MBP and download my video. What converter do I need for the analog....I've purchased two with my PC and they don't work worth a hoot. Will the MBP recoginize my camcorder and "work".

    Is the software that comes with the MBP, iMovie, adequete for editing video and burning DVDs? I tend to film a lot and need to cut out quite a bit.

    Mostly I need to know if my camcorder will be compatible with the MBP.

    Thank you,
    Karen
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    iMovie will work for editing and burning to DVD.

    Sony Handycam DCR-HC28 will work with a Mac easily through firewire cable.

    There are a few converter boxes. I don't use them but there are a few threads around here about that.

    If you are doing a lot of video, consider the i7 MacBook Pro, with 7200rpm harddrives.
     

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