[TriLUG] Multimedia stuff I'd like to do
jasonlf at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 23:16:14 EDT 2005
For mac, at least, you want what's called a "Dazzle"
Direct firewire hookup w/AV ports.
On 4/12/05, David McDowell <turnpike420 at gmail.com> wrote:
> You want easy and you can afford a Mac Mini, I'd suggest going that
> route. It won't process like a dual G5 (being that it is a single G4)
> but you shouldn't have any trouble doing most of what you want. As
> for a way to get your VHS/Beta into the computer... here's what I did
> with VHS just a few months ago... using a dual G5 (during a brief
> period of ownership before returning it for other reasons):
> I have a Sony DV... I connected my VCR to the DV and recorded the
> video on a tape in the DV, then I used firewire to connect the DV to
> the Mac, used iMovie to capture the video, used iDVD to burn the DVD
> and it works like a charm, as advertised, easy as pie. I presume your
> BETA has red/white/yellow output as well?? If so, I'd use the same
> process. I'm not sure what you would put in a Mac for *direct* analog
> capture, but with a Mac Mini, I don't think there are any expansion
> slots... anyone? Using firewire is my preferred. DV is easiest to
> capture, although yes, it is time consuming to capture to DV then
> capture to computer, it made my process painless.
> If someone has an ALL Linux solution... that'd be the bomb, but... I'm
> skeptical... sorry.
> good luck,
> David McD
> On 4/12/05, Christopher Blackmon <ckblackm at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Howdy folks,
> > I'd like to get your opinion on the best way to handle
> > the following tasks I'd like to do.
> > 1) I have both a vhs & beta vcr that I'd like to copy
> > tapes over and put them on my computer and probably
> > burn them either to VCD or DVD. (Bunch of home movies
> > from when I was a kid)
> > 2) I have a newer DV camcorder that I'd like to be
> > able to take home movies off of and put them on my
> > computer as mpeg's or burn and/or burn to DVD.
> > 3) I'd like to be able to legally download songs (like
> > through a service such as iTunes or whatever) and burn
> > the songs to cd and/or use in my portable mp3 player.
> > 4) I have a hookup for satellite that I can have go
> > through the afore mentioned vcr's or directly to the
> > computer. I'd like to be able to view and/or record
> > from this hookup (sort of like a PVR).
> > My questions are.. can this be all done (one at a
> > time) with 1 computer running Linux? If not, can it
> > be done with a mac-mini running OSX? If it can be
> > done under linux, what hardware/software would I need?
> > Which is the better way to go? (I've been using
> > linux for some time now, but have never done the above
> > with it... haven't messed with OSX before, but would
> > be willing to try it out if it could do the above).
> > thanks,
> > Christopher.
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