12614 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 8, 2008 5:18 PM by sstevenson329
iMovie 1 to 6 works only with miniDV tape Cameras and only via FireWire (USB/USB2 no no)
iMovie'08 might work.
Else Your DVD has to be converted to streaming.dv. I do:
• Use a program named Roxio Toast™ which can back convert to this
• alt is to use the analog signal from Camera or a stand alone DVD-player and
convert this via an A/D video box (or Camera with this function) to the FW-port
of Your Mac.
Read what Karsten collected:
*DVD back to iMovie:*
.. and here the complete 'full 9 yards' ... :
DVDs are in a socalled delivery format (mpeg2), which isn't meant and
made for any processing as editing... or, as honorable forum member
QuicktimeKirk stated: I use the analogy of the old Polaroid
"instant" cameras. Push the button, wait for the print to develop and
show it off. ..
for using the iLife apps, you have to convert'em first, in
recommended order, choose one of the following tools/workarounds:
• DVDxDV (free trial, 25$, Pro: 90$)
• Apple mpeg2 plugin (19$) + Streamclip (free)
• VisualHub (23.32$)
• Cinematize >60$
• Mpeg2Works >25$ + Apple plug-in
• Toast 6/7/8 allows converting to dv/insert dvd, hit apple-k
• connect a miniDV Camcorder with analogue input to a DVD-player and transfer disk to tape/use as converter
• Drop2DV (free) a free tool claiming to convert DVDs into dv-stream...
• Use iSquint for your conversions : www.iSquint.org
from: Bobby Keene
none of these apps override copyprotection mechanisms as on commercial dvds...
be nice to copy rights ^-^
... and, next time, try the forum's search-feature...
from Beverly M.
Yours Bengt W