question: downloaded streamclip how do I use?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by jbsteven, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. jbsteven macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2008
    How do I import a VHS homevideo (which was transfered to Dvd) into an iDvd or iMovie slideshow using Streamclip?

    Should I insert my Dvd homevideo footage into the Mac and drag it into Streamclip or will it recognize the Dvd homevideo footage and convert it to the digital file needed?

  2. -DH macrumors 65816

    Nov 28, 2006
    Nashville Tennessee
    • Load the DVD into your Mac's DVD drive.

    • Once the disc is mounted, double-click it to open the disc.

    • Double-click on the VIDEO_TS folder.

    • Locate the largest .VOB file and drag that onto the MEPG Streamclip icon.

    • Once MPEG Streamclip launches, you can set an IN and OUT point if needed.

    • Go to File->Export to QuickTime.

    • When the export window opens choose Apple DV/DVCPro NTSC (or PAL depending on your location).

    • Set the audio for Uncompressed 48khz.

    • Set the frame rate for 29.97.

    • Set the other parameters as needed.

    • Click the Make Movie button.

    • Give the new file a name and location.

    • Hit the SAVE button.

  3. jbsteven thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2008
    Streamclip error window?

    I followed the directions to use Streamclip but an error window arose which stated that I would need to purchase an Mpeg2 playback componet from Apple for about Twenty dollars in order to export video to quicktime.
    does this sound correct?

  4. -DH macrumors 65816

    Nov 28, 2006
    Nashville Tennessee
    Yes, that is correct. If you have Final Cut Pro or DVD Studio Pro installed on your system, you'll already have the Playback Component installed. If not, you'll need to purchase it from Apple.

  5. slu macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2004
    If this is not in the Guides, it should be. Great instructions on the best way to edit video on a DVD with the least amount of quality loss.
  6. Rizvi1 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2006
    Laurel, MD (Baltimore, MD / Washington, DC area)
    These are the main details I was looking for to optimize export. Thanks -DH

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