Possible to import VHS with Pinnacle Dazzle directly into iMovie?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Gherkin, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. Gherkin macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2004
    I borrowed a Pinnacle Dazzle (the red one) from my friend. Is it possible to import from a VCR into iMovie and not use the Dazzle software at all? I have a VCR running with a tape, composite cables from the video/audio out going into the Dazzle, and the Dazzle is then connected by USB into the back of my iMac. I open up iMovie and it doesn't recognize anything and thus I can't import.

    Any advice??
  2. -DH macrumors 65816

    Nov 28, 2006
    Nashville Tennessee
    Doesn't the Dazzle bridge have a Firewire output? If so, use that.

  3. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    I don't know about a "dazzel" but I've done this using a Mini DV Camera in pass through mode. The camera has composite inputs and a Firewire output. You may need to look for a firewire device. If you have a video camera it may work

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