Transfer from camcorder to DVD using iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by taxdad, May 22, 2009.

  1. taxdad macrumors newbie

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    Newbie question:

    I have an 8-year old Sony camcorder that uses HI-8 TAPES (not discs). Is there a way to transfer the information on the tapes to a DVD using my new 2009 iMac?

    I have done it using a DVD recorder before, using audio/video patch cords from the camcorder to the recorder. But I haven't tried using a computer before for this task.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

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    Does it have a FireWire or USB cable? If so, you could use iMovie/iDVD.
     
  3. MacRUK macrumors newbie

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    I'd stick to copying camcorder direct to DVD, much less hassle.

    That's what I do, to copy camcorder tapes to DVD as (camera originals) backup, even off my DV and SD camcorders.
     

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