Please Help:Getting Camcorder DVD into IMovie

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by LillieDesigns, May 14, 2007.

  1. LillieDesigns macrumors 6502

    LillieDesigns

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    Ok, so a friend of mine used a mini disk recorder to record a few clips that need to be edited. He converted the files to a normal sized dvd and they come up in a "Sony Mobile" dvd menu. They are encoded as a Video_TS folder and I can't get them to open in iMovie. I tried using ffmpegx, but it says due to copyright laws Video_TS can't be converted.


    Please help asap!!!

    thanks =]
     
  2. slinky0390 macrumors regular

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    Normally, with miniDV (different format than you have) you would capture the footage from the tape into iMovie. but in your case, you have a dvd with footage on it, youre going to need to convert the dvd to a format that you can use in iMovie such as .mov. since youre having copyright problems wit ffmpegx, i would suggest downloading handbrake, its free by the way. handbrake will allow you to rip the footage off of your dvd.
     
  3. ftaok macrumors 601

    ftaok

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    Actually, Handbrake is not the application for this task.

    You'll want something like DVDxDV or Cinematize to convert the MPEG-2 footage to DV. There are other applications that do this as well, but I haven't been keeping up to date with it.

    You might also try looking at VisualHub or CaptDVD.

    Good Luck

    ft
     

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