Newbie question: Tranferring old VHS tapes to DVD

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by macaddict23, May 26, 2008.

  1. macaddict23 macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2006
    MacVille, USA
    Hi guys. I just converted a 20-minute VHS video to DV using an ADVC100 converter in iMovie, which it exported as a 3.7GB .dv file.

    1) I'd like to start watching using my DVD player. Is it just a matter of burning the dv file straight to blank DVD-R disc?

    2) Should I compress the file first before burning? If so, how do I do it? Any special settings? I'm using iMovie '08.

  2. hazmatzak macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2008
    You will need to use something like iDVD to create a proper DVD from your iMovie project. If you use the "Magic iDVD" feature of iDVD, you can easily drag the project over and hit a button, which will transcode the DV file and burn it onto a disc.

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