Old DVD won't import to iMovie.?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by floridaoj1, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. floridaoj1 macrumors newbie


    Dec 27, 2010
    Orlando, Florida

    I'm trying to make an iMovie video using some old childhood film that was transfered to DVD 8-10 years ago... But when I load the DVD into my iMac, and open it, it won't import to iMovie..? The DVD opens into 2 folders, one video, and one audio, but I only want the video, since it's old 8mm film and has no sound.. But when I open the video folder, I see all of the clips I want to use, but none are highlighted, and I can't click on any of them, my iMac says it can't see any files to import, when I try and click import on the folder..?

    I'm sort of stumped..?
  2. -DH macrumors 65816

    Nov 28, 2006
    Nashville Tennessee
    There are two methods for this: software or hardware.

    Software: Use MPEG Streamclip or DVDxDV to convert the DVD's VOB files into a .dv stream which will work natively in iMovie.

    Hardware: Connect a DVD player analog outputs to a DV device (DV camcorder, VTR or converter). Connect the DV device's Firewire port to a Firewire port on your Mac and then capture the footage in iMovie while the DVD plays.

  3. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK

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