5392 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 3, 2010 5:49 AM by AppleMan1958
You can import from DVD following the instructions [here|http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2255575]
However, you can preserve more of the original quality by having them convert the Hi8 to DV and then giving you a tape, or better yet, giving you the DV on an external hard drive. It does not have to be DV, but that is the format they are most likely to have.
From an editing standpoint DV would be preferable.
However MPEG 4 would work. MPEG4 is really a playback codec, not an editing codec, because it is highly compressed. However, iMovie will edit it and if necessary, convert it to an editing codec.
iMovie should be able to import MPEG4. If it is not standard MPEG4, you may need to install Perian from Perian.org. Try it to see if it works, but if it does not, keep Perian in mind.