Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Hoodoo, Apr 26, 2006.

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    Hoodoo Guest

    I'm want to compile some NTSC DVDs on my Mac for a college project and
    thought the easiest way would be by plugging my DVD player into my
    camcorder.However, ( I think this is the reason)because my camcorder is PAL
    I'm getting a strobing effect when I try to record.Can anybody think of a
    way around this as it's driving me nuts.Thank you for any help.
    Hoodoo, Apr 26, 2006
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    John Russell Guest

    Use a Video editor or DVD Authoring package which allows you to import DVD
    video via the Mac's DVD drive.
    John Russell, Apr 26, 2006
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    :::Jerry:::: Guest

    You need to do a format conversion, assuming that the problem is one
    of frame rate (see below), you need to load the footage onto you
    computer and use something like TMPGEnc - do a Google.

    Another reason you might be having problems is because you are
    attempting to record from copyright protected DVD's.
    :::Jerry::::, Apr 26, 2006
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    Rob Hemmings Guest

    I can't make out exactly what you want to do.
    Do you have NTSC format DVDs and you want to convert them
    to PAL and edit them on your Mac to produce a new PAL DVD?
    If your DVD player converts the NTSC signal to PAL before being
    output, my guess is that what you are seeing is Macrovision protection,
    which is on most commercial DVDs.
    If you're happy to stay in NTSC format throughout (fine on a computer),
    then you need to rip them directly on your Mac and then edit using an
    editor that supports NTSC and MPEG2.
    Rob Hemmings, Apr 26, 2006
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    Hoodoo Guest

    Would I be right in thinking that iMovie doesn't do this? That's all I've
    got and I've got to hand in the project soon!
    Hoodoo, Apr 26, 2006
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    Hoodoo Guest

    I think it's copyright protection (horizontal scrolling/weird colours).Is
    their anything I can do - I'm very pushed for time, and am stuck with iMovie
    on a Mac or windows movie maker (which I've never used) on a PC? Thanks for
    the help!
    Hoodoo, Apr 26, 2006
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    Hoodoo Guest

    Hi Rob.
    Ideally, I want to compile some NTSC clips in iMovie on my mac.That's it.
    I think you're right about the macrovision.Am I completely stuffed or is
    there a way round it (copy onto VHS first or something)?
    Software-wise I have iMovie and Quicktime pro.
    Hoodoo, Apr 26, 2006
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    Grumps Guest

    You can possibly remove the macrovision by creating a 'backup' disk using
    DVDshrink. Don't know if this works on a Mac though.
    Grumps, Apr 27, 2006
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    Tony Morgan Guest

    In message <>, Grumps
    Video software seems very thin on the ground for the Mac - especially
    for things like removing macrovision. On the PC my preferred program is
    DVD43. It runs in the background and whenever a DVD is mounted in the
    CD/DVD drive the macrovision is automatically removed.
    Tony Morgan, Apr 27, 2006
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    RobDee Guest

    Sounds like you need Mac The Ripper:

    RobDee, Apr 27, 2006
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