Capturing using iMovie

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Tx2, May 31, 2007.

  1. Tx2

    Tx2 Guest

    A friend of mine has just purchased a Mac Mini and is getting rather
    excited about the way he can capture footage off his DV camera, and play
    it on his telly in "such good quality, it looks like HD"....

    Are there any drawbacks in using a MAC OS to capture this way, such as
    peculiarities with the format which can't then be transferred to media
    such as DVD? I think he is using something called 'iMovie'?

    I've no experience whatsoever of the Mac, but he is getting so excited
    by it all, i'm starting to consider investigating further.
     
    Tx2, May 31, 2007
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    Rob Guest

    It's Apple's own proprietry video editor. The reviews here may help:
    http://www.macworld.com/2006/01/reviews/imoviehd6/index.php
    http://www.macworld.com/2006/02/reviews/imoviehd601/index.php
    I don't think it can do anything special that recent 3rd-party video editors
    can't do, on either the Mac or PC platform. I think of it as a kind of
    souped-up equivalent of Windows Movie Maker, but it does have a
    lot more support for different formats (but I'd expect that in any non-
    free software. ;)

    HTH,
     
    Rob, Jun 1, 2007
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