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apple mac powerbook compatability with camcorders

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by realwiph, Jun 2, 2003.

  1. realwiph

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    I've just bought a new powerbook G4 and will be getting a DV soon but need to know of the compatability with the mac. Most of the reviews i've read all mention PC's but never mac's. I was thinking of a JVC (can't remeber the code) with DV in / out. Is anyone using a setup like this who could offer their valuable advice?? It's for making DVD's for bands and short films.
    Thanks in anticipation...
     
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    IMHO compatability with Macs is actually guaranteed, as the OS and machine is built with DV (well firewire input anyway) in mind from the base up. I use my Sony miniDV cam with my iBook, and it's rock solid, which is more than can be said for my attempts using a windows PC. Did you get the superdrive version of the powerbook? I'm very jealous! iMovie is a good basic editing package, if you're looking to do some more serious stuff, i've heard very good things about Final Cut Express

    I seem to remember there being a few issues with JVC transports and incompatability with other equipment a few years ago, not sure if this is still the case. www.Dvdoctor.net was a very useful forum, maybe you could check there.

    Perhaps you would also get more response if this thread wasn't in the classified ads! :D
     
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