VHS to iMovie-How do you do it?
Posted 28 January 2006 - 01:25 PM
Posted 30 January 2006 - 03:48 PM
What you need is an analog to digital converter to pass the VHS tapes through. Many of the DV cameras now have a "pass thru" capability where you connect the VHS player to the camera and then a FW cable from the camera to the Mac. If you don't have such a camera maybe you can borrow one from a friend.
The other option is to use an A/D converter like CANOPUS ADVC-100. That's what I used and it did a very good job. It's about $300 as I recall and the downside to it, when you're done it's a nice paperweight. The DV camera is the best route if you can find one. Good luck.
Posted 03 February 2006 - 06:56 PM
Posted 04 February 2006 - 06:32 PM
Posted 25 June 2012 - 09:25 PM
There is one more step most people will probably overlook. You need to go into the camera menu and turn on the AV jack to DV pass-thru feature. Enter the main menu, then enter VCR SET, scroll down to AV>DV Out and set to ON. Exit by pressing MENU one more time. I couldn't get the camera to pass signal from my VCR. I soon as I switched this to ON, the picture popped right up on iMovie.