recording from s-video to mac??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ianhhh, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. ianhhh macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2006
    hiya ..

    what is best way to record from a svideo source to mac? [ie i wanna transfer tv content from a freeview receiver with a harddrive and archive it on my mac] merci beaucoup
  2. smartin684 macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2007
    You have have something ( a converter box or a camcorder) that will convert the the S-video signal to Firewire. Im sure there are converter boxes you could buy for this (google "s-video firewire converter") , but if you have a camcorder that will allow you to pass the signal through you can use it as the converter. I do this with my Sony camcorder. It has s-video input as well as RCA jacks that allow me to connect to my computer. If your camcorder only has RCA inputs, then use an s-video to rca cable to take the signal from the DVR to the camcorder, then Firewire from Camcorder to Computer.
  3. ianhhh thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2006
    cool thanks.. hav no dcamera, converters seem expensiv.. £150 ! ebay or mite b cheaper to buy a dvdr recorder..

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