thoughts on using Canopus 110

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by jbsteven, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. jbsteven macrumors newbie

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    I intend to import a VHS home video (transfered to a Dvd) into iMovie and have been asking on the forum about Streamclip, etc... Someone at Apple thought a better approach would be purchasing a canopus 110 unit or
    the El Gato ITV. Both will convert analog video content directly to the Mac for import into iMovie or iPod, etc... a more expensive approach but is it more streamlined and easier for a tech-challenged Mac user like myself?

    thanks.
     
  2. RatVega macrumors member

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    The Canopus ADVC-110 or the DataVideo DAC-100 are both affordable and flexible ways to get analog signals like VHS onto FireWire where it can be captured for editing.

    I think you need a digital format before MPEG Streamclip will do anything for you. It is handy for many oddball digital formats, however...
     
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  4. xStep macrumors 68000

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    If the content is already on DVD, then consider the options to transfer straight off of the DVD. After all, why go through analog yet again.
     
  5. Rizvi1 macrumors 6502a

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    I was considering getting a Canopus for a while, but I'm pretty sure with my Canon XH-A1 camcorder, I can transfer from VCR to camcorder. I would prefer to transfer to DV tape first and import into my apple at my convenience, but I may have to transfer straight to the computer from the VCR because I couldn't figure out how to make my camcorder record what I was seeing on the LCD screen.
     

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