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daktafari
11-24-2003, 08:28 PM
New at this. I recorded my VHS home movies on DVD through my Panasonic DVD recorder. How do I edit these on my iMac (1.25 MHz 17")? I particularly want to lift scenes out and copy to another DVD, make VCDs and add special effects between scenes. Do I have to convert the files to mpeg2? Do I edit in iMovie? It looks like iMovie only takes still pictures. Or do I need to spend big bucks and get more appropriate software?

rman
11-24-2003, 08:35 PM
iMovie does edit video. I have downloaded my DV video to my powerbook using iMovie.

daktafari
11-24-2003, 08:43 PM
Thanks for the reply. Now, how do I get the files from my DVD into iMovie. Don't they have to be converted to mpeg2 files and if so do you know how that's done. Thanks

rman
11-24-2003, 08:48 PM
There is another thread about DVDs, let me find it.

rman
11-24-2003, 08:52 PM
You might want to look at the following threads:

Copying DVD's Tutorial (http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1406)
Extracting a clip from a DVD (http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2212)