Currently Being ModeratedJan 25, 2013 7:33 PM (in response to alltr)
It has been a while since I have used any Pinnacle software. I first bought their hardware (A-D/D-A converter) to use on Windows many years ago (at least 8 years). I seem to recall that the Dazzle line was a "Windows only" prodcut, but I'm not positive there.
I'm not sure what Dazzle gives you that you don't have with iMovie on your Mac (other than that you can run it on Windows). You might want to go back to the Apple Store where the staff member told you to buy it and ask them how you are supposed to run it on your Mac. If they suggested that you buy it, they might have information on how to use it with your Mac.
Personally, I would consider returning it and look at using iMovie to get yourself started, and maybe look into something like Final Cut form Apple if you need "more horsepower"...
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2013 3:07 PM (in response to GeekBoy.from.Illinois)
Thanks for this. I am converting old analogue 8mm family videos to digital format and was told that dazzle was the software to use. Given I had my MacBook pro with me in the store at the time the staff member advised me of Dazzle and had him review my specs I thought it would be a given that the software he promoted was compliant with Apple!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2013 6:32 PM (in response to alltr)
Well, your MacBook Pro should have iMovie already installed, and that along with an analog to digital convertor is all you really need.
If you get yourself a Digital8 camcorder (I have a Sony one) you can connect the "iLink port" to your MacBook Pro with a FireWire cable, and then iMove can connect to the camera and even control the tape playback/pause options. I have done this myself a few times. When I first started converting some old "out of print" VHS tapes to DVD for my wife's classes many years ago, I purchased the Pinnacle MovieBox DV which was my analog-to-digital convertor. In fact, this old box still works today other than it only works in SD (no HD here). The Movie Box DV that I have is hard to find now, and it is no longer officially supported, but they are very solidly built and seem to last forever if you can get one. I had to go the route of the external hardware for convertign the old VHS tapes due their having MacroVision encoding on them, and the hardware I bought will ignore that.