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Yes, it is possible, but you need the right adapter. It is an output port only. You need something like this to get video into the Mac; eyetv hybrid I'm not sure what Eric has been drinking today. He doesn't usually make these kinds of mistakes. But he did turn in his pointy hat last night! Sign in Post Browse discussions Contact Support Search.
Please enter a title. You can not post a blank message. Please type your message and try again. Connecting a VCR to your iMac Am I hallucinating or do I remember reading that you can connect a VCR to your iMac and capture VHS video to your hard drive and then create a DVD using a video editing program?? Is this even possible? Reply I have this question too 6. Connecting a VCR to your iMac. Helpful answers All replies. Eric Ikac Sep 3, 6: FunkMaxtor Sep 3, imqc I have this adapter It is listed as a tv-out Does it actually work in reverse also?
I was not aware that the adapter could also input video to the computer. Eric Kracinski Sep 3, 9: I am drinking that bad Cubs Kool-Aid. Thanks for the catch David. Jason Gerick Sep 4, 6: Then what is that adapter for? And pu "EyeTV Hybrid" adapter: It seems more geared towards television. Maybe I'm just not seeing it, but can you connect a VCR with it? I also noticed that for the adapter that Eric suggested that my iMac isn't listed hook up vcr to imac compatible.
I don't have the mini-VGA port on my machine. Only a mini-DVI video out port. Can I even capture any kind of input signal if the iMac only has a video out port? Can that EyeTV adapter connect through the mini-DVI port or does it use a different port? Any more info would be greatly appreciated! I was checking out the EyeTV site a little more and noticed that this is the product that would probably be best for me: Is this really the only way to capture a VCR output to the iMac??
I don't really need one that captures TV and all that other stuff. Just a simple, relatively inexpensive adapter that I could plug the VCR directly into the iMac. Anything like that out there?? Jason Gerick Sep 6, 4: Thanks to everyone for your input. Has anyone heard of this device or know if it would work for my purposes? Jason Gerick Hook up vcr to imac 7, 4: Just bumping this again to see if anyone has used or knows about the device I linked above.
Well, I guess it boils down to how much you have to convert and how good you want the conversion. A cheap USB device depends a great deal on the computer itself for conversion software. This can take a great deal of time for even a small project. It is also likely to give you a more degraded picture and possibly an audio out of sync condition compared to hardware based capture units.
If it's only for a few conversions, it may be good enough. I have about 60 hook up vcr to imac so 8mm and VHS tapes to convert. And I also make DVD's from movies and sports events I recorded on my Tivo. Anything less will lmac a crapshoot. Leo Bodnar Sep vcf, 2: If you camcorder is rather old and due to be upgraded anyway, it's tf2 matchmaking sfm considering simply to buy a new one with Video-IN capability.
That way you will save some cash. Are in Europe? EU import laws command higher tax on camcorders capable hookk recording from analogue inputs. So manufacturers started to disable this feature on cheaper models. It is still available on mid-range devices and is usually advertised in product literature. Jason Gerick Sep 8, 4: Thank you again to those you have responded. I actually just saw that device which I linked to in the new issue of MacWorld.
It's not reviewed, but just mentioned in the "Mac Beat" section hook up vcr to imac Does that mean it's good because they mention it?? That's why I was looking for something quick, simple and inexpensive. Maybe I'll look into having them professionally done. Thanks again to imaf who chimed in. Apple Footer This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple may provide or recommend responses t a possible solution based on the information provided; every potential issue may involve several factors not detailed in the conversations captured in an electronic forum and Apple can therefore provide hook up vcr to imac guarantee as to the efficacy of any proposed solutions on the community forums.