Wedding DVD to iMovie

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  1. I'm 5 ft 8 macrumors regular

    I'm 5 ft 8

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    Had a buddy of mine transfer hi-8 wedding video footage to DVD. Is there a way to transfer this DVD footage to iMovie so I edit it properly.

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  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You should convert the DVD to DV using MPEGStreamClip. It's free, but you'll need a lot of space. From DV, it's really easy to import into iMovie.
     
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    Or you could try Handbrake and rip the DVD into and MP4/MOV/AVI file. And then from there, import from file option under iMovie. good luck!
     
  5. fairynanook macrumors newbie

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    Did it work?

    Wondering if you have gotten either of the methods to work. I have a ton of DVDs of home movies I converted from old VHS tapes. I am trying to get these into iMovie so I can edit out all the bad movies and snowstorms that fall between the actual home video footage. So far, I have been unsuccessful.
     
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    No luck yet. Still a work in progresss. I converted to a avi file. But still can't get it to display in iMovie.
     
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  8. chipchen macrumors 6502

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    actually, it would have been better to convert from Hi-8 to DV. Reason why is that when you went from Hi-8 to DVD, you compressed the original into MPEG2 and lost quality. Now converting to DV you've got worse video. There are actually some Hi-8 camcorders that can import into iMovie... I think I've done it before. Or, pay for someone to convert from Hi-8 to DV for you. It's worth it in the end... ESPECIALLY if it's a wedding video.
     

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