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Hi all ,Primarily i want use one of the above for editing video from my avchd camera but also have loads of old home movies some on mini dv tape and some on old vhsc tapes which i want to back up onto dvd and do some editing.Will imovie and final cut allow me to import these formats.
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Lee
 

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Imovie /final cut
Hi all ,Primarily i want use one of the above for editing video from my avchd camera but also have loads of old home movies some on mini dv tape and some on old vhsc tapes which i want to back up onto dvd and do some editing.Will imovie and final cut allow me to import these formats.
Thanks in advance
Lee

If your avchd camera has pass thru capability you should be able to use it to convert from your analog source and import directly into iMovie or Final Cut.

If not, may want to look at something like this
Amazon.com: Elgato Video Capture Device (10020840): Electronics
 
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thanks for that razormac,yes i will need one of these for the imputs but my worry was more with the software.I read a recent review of final cut pro x and they said it didnt give much support for inputing dv tape(what ever thats supposed to mean).So i was worried that i wouldnt be able to use dv tape on imovie or final cut pro if i get it.
Cheers Lee
 

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thanks for that razormac,yes i will need one of these for the imputs but my worry was more with the software.I read a recent review of final cut pro x and they said it didnt give much support for inputing dv tape(what ever thats supposed to mean).So i was worried that i wouldnt be able to use dv tape on imovie or final cut pro if i get it.
Cheers Lee

Generally if you search Apple Support for packages like iMovie, Final Cut, iPhoto and Aperture you can find a camera capatibility list. If your camera is on the list you are covered.

EDIT: Here is the camera compatibilty chart for Final Cut Express (the version I have)
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2948
 

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