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    Saving DVD-R to macbook pro hard drive?
    I have a football game film on DVD-R and want to make a little highlight film out of it using Imovie. The problem is I cant find a way to save it to the hard drive so I can open it and edit in Imovie?

    Any help is apprectiated

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    You'll need to tell us more about the DVD-R. Is it from a DVD camera, or a playable disc for a home DVD player, or it is just a data disc holding a video file? If that latter, what is the codec information and container extension for the file.

    Also, what version of iMovie are you using?
    CameraTime - Time lapse photography for novice and advanced users.

    When asking questions, post the version of your software. You'll receive better answers.

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    Imovie that im using is Imove '09 version 8.0.6

    The dvd I believe is from a camera. At least thats what filmed the game

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    I haven't dealt with one of those.

    You maybe able to treat the disc as a camera and ask iMovie to "Import from camera...".

    You may be able to use MPEG Streamclip to convert the contents. Handbrake might be another option.

    You might need the MPEG2 decoder available from Apple for a small fee.

    There are threads here on this very subject.


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    CameraTime - Time lapse photography for novice and advanced users.

    When asking questions, post the version of your software. You'll receive better answers.

    Please post your results to the thread as it is good feedback.

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    ok after I convert with Mpeg stream clip then what?

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    Assuming you have converted the file using MPEG Streamclip into a format iMovie will recognize (it wouldn't kill you to provide a little -- or a lot -- more detail about exactly what you've done, you know), you put that file in your Movies folder (if you like) and open iMovie.

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