12 Replies Latest reply: Mar 21, 2014 1:47 PM by nheller13
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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!


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Solved by thesurreyfriends on Mar 20, 2014 9:00 AM Solved

"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.

Reply by mtngoatjoe@mac.com on Mar 17, 2014 3:41 PM Helpful

Yes, it's possible. What Mac do you have? What version of iMovie?

 

Generally, you'll go from 4-pin Firewire on the camera to Firewire 800, and then if you have a Thunderbolt Mac, you'll need a Firewire to Thunderbolt adapter. But you'll need to post which Mac you have to know for sure.

Reply by mtngoatjoe@mac.com on Mar 20, 2014 8:31 AM Helpful

Yup, you'll need the Firewire cable. You may also need the Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter if you iMac has Thunderbolt instead of Firewire.

 

Also, and this is just a suggestion, consider if you really need DVDs. If you're giving copies away, then yeah, DVDs may be convinient. But if these are for home use, consider getting an AppleTV. It's a MUCH better experience for watching home movies and photos on your HDTV.

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