Video-to-DV on PowerMac G4 MDD

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Kirkman, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. Kirkman macrumors member

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    Hi all,

    I had a last-minute thing come up where I need to import some VHS video into my PowerMac G4 MDD to edit in iMovie.

    Long-term I'd like to buy a card or device to do this. If any of you have recommendations for something relatively inexpensive that does a good job, I'd appreciate it. I don't need it to be capable of recording TV or changing channels or anything... Just letting me import something through video or S-Video.

    However, my immediate and pressing concern is with the
    AverMedia m150 TV tuner PCI card. A friend has one he's willing to let me borrow, since I have two videos I need to import immediately.

    But we can't find any Mac drivers for this card. Can anyone hazard a guess as to whether it might work *without* a driver, or where a driver might be found?

    Thanks for any help you can offer.
     
  2. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    if you have a camcorder, see if it has pass through so you can connect the VCR to the camcorder (via rca's) to the mac (via DV)

    i used to do this before i bought a canopus 110, since upgraded to a 300.

    would work easy as pie.
    cheers,
    keebler
     
  3. Kirkman thread starter macrumors member

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    I do have a Sony HandyCam, but unfortunately it doesn't have pass-through. That's why I'm seeking other options.

    --Josh
     
  4. banjomamo macrumors regular

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    If your camcorder is DV then just record to your camcorder from the VCR to an actual DV tape. The import the DV into iMovie as you would regular footage.
     

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