Why is iLife '06 so expensive?

davidg4781

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I read an article some time back stating it's best to use iLife '06 to import VHS to Mac. I think because of the native screen size or something. Either way, I sold my copy years ago. I do have iLife '08, which is PPC.

I'm looking for a replacement to use with my PMG5. Amazon is $59. eBay is worse.

Is this really the best to use, especially for paying that much? I'm already planning to get a new HDD for the PM. The ones in there are kind of small and I was having performance issues before I moved. I might go for a small SSD and a large HDD, but that's for another post.
 

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I read an article some time back stating it's best to use iLife '06 to import VHS to Mac. I think because of the native screen size or something. Either way, I sold my copy years ago. I do have iLife '08, which is PPC.

I'm looking for a replacement to use with my PMG5. Amazon is $59. eBay is worse.

Is this really the best to use, especially for paying that much? I'm already planning to get a new HDD for the PM. The ones in there are kind of small and I was having performance issues before I moved. I might go for a small SSD and a large HDD, but that's for another post.

Do what you think is right tbh. You can always get iLife '06 off Macintosh Garden if you don't mind waiting for 6.1GB to download. Paying tens of dollars for ancient software isn't a good idea in my books at least.
 

Hrududu

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That's quite a bit for 11 year old software that is long out of support. I also prefer iMovie 06 due to the layout, but if i were going to spend "real" cash (more than $10 or so) on legacy software I'd but Final Cut Express or an older version of FCP. Apple already made their money on iLife 06 and if they needed more out of it, they would still have it for sale.
 

davidg4781

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I never thought of checking FCE or FCP. I've never really been interested in them since I thought they were more than I needed.

What I'm doing is wanting to record VHS to Mac, add in titles and transitions and such, then burn to a DVD. I was going to use my PMG5, mainly to give it something to do, but because of the iLife '06 part.

Will FCP do what I need if I can get it for cheap? Any certain version I should look for?
 

topbanana_

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Final Cut Studio 3 works on that machine depite Apple saying it is unsupported - use this guide to install using Pacifist. Its actually a Universal app but Apple turned on an "allow Intel machines only" to the installer (presumably they decided last minute to cut out PPC users....) Use this guide http://www.worshipmix.com/jephthast...nstalling_Final_Cut_Studio_3_On_A_G5_Mac.html

I would check eBay for a sensible price on this or FCP 7 if you just want that.

Played with FCS some time ago and its immensely powerful (real professional grade) and so of course MUCH more complicated than iMovie - its also huge - 10's of GB's - but if you have the time I'm sure you'll have fun with it. Plenty of tutorials around on Youtube etc.
 
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dustinschings

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I second going to MacintoshGarden. As long as you have a decent internet connection, you will have your DMG in an hour or so. If you do not, I am sorry that the simplest solution doesn't work :( If you are in USA I can mail you a copy.
 

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I second going to MacintoshGarden. As long as you have a decent internet connection, you will have your DMG in an hour or so. If you do not, I am sorry that the simplest solution doesn't work :( If you are in USA I can mail you a copy.
And even if you are like me, with nothing better than a 6Mbps DSL connection (hey, it's a town of 300 people in the middle of nowhere, we're lucky to have that), it should be doable overnight. Just make sure you have no data caps.
 

davidg4781

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Thanks. I'll see what I can find.

My other question, I guess, should I go with using the PowerMac or just use the mini? Both are in my signature.

When I last thought about taking on this project I was going with the PM but I've bought new hardware and that may change what I use.
 

topbanana_

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dustinschings

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Well, face it, for seamless and snappy everyday use, the Mini should probably be your main. For me, the PPC machines are a very fun hobby, but I cant make one my main unless it was not by choice. I know my G5 can get the job done, but I wouldn't prefer to use it as the primary tool to do it.

This is an easy screwdriver vs power drill comparison right here. Both will do the job, one just much faster than the other.
 
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dandeco

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iLife 06 is pretty good for G4s. In fact, for consumer video editing on a G4 Mac (that's at least 800 Mhz) I recommend going with iMovie HD 6. It was the last "classic" iMovie, and gives you a classic timeline. It can do a few things the current iMovie can't do (like fancy particle effects, DVD chapter marks, and exporting to a DV tape), but there are some things it can't do compared to the current iMovie, at least without third-party plugins (like picture-in-picture, splitscreen or chroma-key.)
 
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