Sep 08

I recently purchased a new Mac mini and it does not have a FireWire or Thunderbolt port. You will also have the same problem if you have purchased a very recent model MacBook Pro or iMac. The problem is I have quite a nice 3CCD Panasonic video camera that has a FireWire port on it. I need a Firewire to USB-C adapter but Apple don’t make one. They are changing ports faster than they can make new adapters.

Thankfully, as I found out today, you can plug your FireWire cable into a ‘FireWire to thunderbolt’ adapter and then you can plug this adapter into a ‘Thunderbolt to USB- C’ adapter. IT looks a mess but it works.

On the left you can see a USB-C to Thunderbolt adapter, in the middle is my Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter, and on the right is the FireWire lead going to my digital video camera.

It may not be pretty, but the signal gets through. My computer was able to control the video camera and the video was able to import into QuickTime.

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Aug 14

When you play the above video be sure to click on “Settings” and select the 1080p HD version – it’s awesome!

This film was taken by a friend of mine Geoff Mallinson on a Phantom 2 Vision +. Geoff never does anything in halves.

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Jan 10

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Two websites that do this for you:

http://www.clipconverter.cc (do not use this site – it works but it has some ads that are a scam)

http://keepvid.com

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Jan 03

It’s a two step process..

Firstly you rip the file from the DVD player and convert it to a small MP4 movie.

Then you copy the movie into itunes. Here’s how to do it step by step. Continue reading ⟩

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Dec 10

I’ve removed this entry as it’s against the youtube terms and conditions to download any video from youtube even if the author of the video says you can.

 

So if you want to share a video put it on Vimeo, not youtube.

To download from other sites check out this site:

http://www.clipconverter.cc

or try this app:

http://clipgrab.org 

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Aug 29

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    I have a lot of .mov files. Each file is about 1 hour of movie footage but compressed to only 200-300MB. When I import them into iMovie it tries to convert them to dv files. Do you know a way to burn a collection of .mov files to a dvd so that they can be read with a normal dvd player?

Good question, let me explain a little bit about what you can and can’t do with CDs and DVDs.
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Jun 28

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Well, I’m on a bit of a run here with my new samsung D900 mobile phone, the latest being what are the best settings to compress a movie to watch on my phone. The phones resolution is 320×240, which I think is similar to an ipod. I use Handbrake to encode DVD’s, you can also use these settings to export from Quicktime pro, but Handbrake is free. Continue reading ⟩

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