Video to my mac

cgratti

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Dec 28, 2004
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What are the best devices to transfer video from my video camera to my mac so I can use iDVD and iMovie to burn them to DVDs?

What hardware is the norm and what should I avoid?


TIA
 

MisterMe

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Jul 17, 2002
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cgratti said:
What are the best devices to transfer video from my video camera to my mac so I can use iDVD and iMovie to burn them to DVDs?

What hardware is the norm and what should I avoid?


TIA
It would help if you stated which model camera you use. Most camcorders today have FireWire, which means that all you need is a FireWire cable.
 

h0e0h

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Aug 30, 2004
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West Monroe, Louisiana
cgratti said:
What are the best devices to transfer video from my video camera to my mac so I can use iDVD and iMovie to burn them to DVDs?

What hardware is the norm and what should I avoid?


TIA
All I do is connect my Canon zr60 via Firewire and open up iMovie then import through it. Then I edit my movie in iMovie and share it to iDVD where I then burn a copy of it. If you have a digital video camera it shouldn't be a problem. If you don't, then sorry, I'm no help.

If you're unsure if your camera is digital or not, a digital camera uses Mini-DV tapes (small and expensive little monsters) and I've never seen a digital video camera without at least a 4-pin Firewire connector.
 

ChrisFromCanada

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May 3, 2004
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Well, if your camera doesn't have firewire or 4 pin firewire (i-Link). Then you will need a capture box which will set you back roughly $200 - $300 so you would probably be better off buying a new camera for $400 because if your old camera doesn't have firewire then it is likely to be crappy.
 
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