Transfer video from Sony hvr-v1u

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by EvilC5, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. EvilC5 macrumors 6502a

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    Long story short, a friend of the family passed and left us all of his video gear. The v1u is a pretty high end camera and has several family videos we want to transfer to my Mac before we eBay the camera since it's just a little much for us to shoot stuff around the house.

    I have cs4 on my iMac and wondered the best way to transfer the video from the digital tapes and either edit in cs4 or handbrake to apple tv format?

    Thanks!
     
  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    You can capture it via Firewire. If your Mac has FW400 you'll need a FW400 6 pion to 4 pin cable.
    [​IMG]

    If your Mac only has FW800 you'll need a FW800 (9 pin) to FW400 (4 pin) cable.
    [​IMG]

    HDV is the same size as DV which is about 13gig/hr.


    Lethal
     
  3. EvilC5 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Does it capture real time or is it faster?

    Thanks!!

    Brian
     
  4. OttawaGuy macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (iPod Touch 1.14: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A293 Safari/6531.22.7)

    Tapes = real time.
     
  5. EvilC5 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ug....I really dont want to have to watch them, its quite sad.....:(
     
  6. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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  7. EvilC5 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's a stack of tapes and the 2 I looked at only had like 10 min on them.

    Oh well, gotta get done.
     

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