Please help newb import analog video to MBP

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by DaveFP56, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. DaveFP56 macrumors newbie

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    First off my thanks in advance for your help!

    I have a 2010 MBP and iMovie '09

    I am looking to import VHS and Hi-8 video using a Canopus a/d converter.

    My understanding is that iMovie "06 is a better program with regard to image quality than iMovie '09.

    I know I could buy Final Cut Express but I am worried that I won't have time to learn it.

    For the moment I just want the cleanest imports that I can get. If I can do that with '06 I will simply buy it. Is it better?

    Any comments/insights greatly welcomed
     
  2. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

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    iMovie '06 is certainly more advanced than '09, and with regards to image quality, I thought they were the same, however I have only used '06 and below for more than iSight videos.
     
  3. zblaxberg Guest

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    Image quality should theoretically be the same considering use of the same codecs honestly I don't think it would make a difference because you are already bringing in VHS footage. It really can't get much worse in quality than that.
     
  4. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

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    Oh yes it can *points at the pile of 320*240 mobile 15fps videos in 3gp on desktop*
     
  5. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    I'm pretty sure that you can't buy it. iMovie11 is as good as.
     

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