4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 14, 2010 10:00 AM by Studio X
Danny Mc G Level 1 (0 points)
I have recently bought a Platinum Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder, this device allows me to record gameplay from my PS3 and put it onto my iMac (Capture Card) I nought the Windows version of the software and I need the iMac compatible one but I don't want to go into the shop and spend another £50 on it when I already have the Hardware. Does anyone use Dazzle too? To record their gameplay.
All I need is a Dazzle DVC100 Driver to help run the hardware. I have it connected and it all works, just need to view it on my iMac now. Any advice?

If all else fails, i'll just have to go and buy an iMac compatible one.

Also, what software would you recommend for editing, I intend on making a Montage (A video clip of my best gameplay on Modern Warfare 2 with some nice editing)

P.S. I'm only new to this, but I am 16, and I have an A in my GCSE ICT, so I know a good bit about computers.

OS Snow Leopard, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Snow Leopard OS
  • skalicki Level 5 (4,420 points)
    Can't make any recommendations for Dazzle, but if you're just doing simple editing the Mac's built-in iMovie should work fine.
  • Danny Mc G Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank, i've used it already and find it very basic, there is very little transition effects + titles/background. Do you use iMovie yourself?
  • Nick Holmes Level 7 (29,990 points)
    Of course iMovie is basic, it is aimed at the home and casual user who wants to put holidays and the kid's birthday party on to a DVD and send it to Grandma. It certainly comes with more transition effects than I would ever use.

    Why?

    Go watch a major, big budget film. Do you see a transition everytime the scene changes?
    No. It is 99.9% hard cuts.
    Movie making is about telling a story, not bombarding the audience with twirling "effects". They will soon get bored or irritated with that and never watch it again.

    Now, if you want something more advanced, start with [Final Cut Express|http://www.apple.com/finalcutexpress> and when you are ready, move up to the [Studio|http://www.apple.com/finalcutstudio> version. Both have plenty of transitions and there are thousands of plugins available. I don't use most of those either -the interesting tools are those for color correction, keying and compositing. Those are what makes the finished product look polished.
  • Studio X Level 7 (27,030 points)
    X's Inverse Law of content and elaborate transitions

    More Content>simple transitions
    (think Hollywood or well produced TV)

    Weak (and/or insufficient) content>complex and distracting transitions
    (think reality TV where they will show the same stuff over and over in the course of 20 minutes of real air time)

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