I have IMovie and IDVD, can I use these to burn the MiniDv's to a DVD? I don't need clips, I just want them converted to a DVD and do not want to pay anyone to convert them as I have about 20 of these. Do I need any other program? I'm not too familiar with the IDVD program but can learn if I have a bit of help. I have an IMac 10.6.8 version, if that matters at all.
Thanks for your responses, I really appreciate it!
"I have IMovie and IDVD, can I use these to burn the MiniDv's to a DVD? I don't need clips, I just want them converted to a DVD"
If by this you mean you don't want to edit your tapes in iMovie ie you just want the tapes put onto a DVD, "warts and all", then you can use just iDVD.
Open iDVD and select the option OneStep DVD.
I have not used this particular function in iDVD but it looks straight forward.Just connect your camcorder to the Mac, insert disc and go.It will rewind tape to the start if required.
As I have not used OneStep DVD I do not know what DVD menu options you have so you may have to experiment.
You may be able to test with a DVD- RW disc to see if it gives you what you want before wasting too many discs.
You will still need the cables mentioned above.