Lots of home movies, some are super-8, some are tapes, some are mini-DV tapes, etc. I'd like to get them put on DVDs that I can then easily edit. I'm in Manhattan, NYC. thanks (oh a long time ago there was another question like this and somebody suggested a mail-order place, but I don't feel comfortable sending off my precious home movies from the 1950s etc. away)
posted by DMelanogaster
on Jul 14, 2014 -
Looking for a recommendation for any free video conversion software programs... [more inside]
posted by dbirchum
on Feb 12, 2013 -
I want to copy a DVD of home movies to my hard drive (mac) and be able to watch them (and possibly upload them onto the internet). Copied the DVD files, but none of them will open with any of my current applications. Please help. [more inside]
posted by The Pantless Wonder
on Feb 19, 2012 -
I just bought two sapphire 6850's and want to do some dvd authoring plus I have a 6 core amd 2.8Ghz. What can I use that would utilize this the best way possible. [more inside]
posted by Chamunks
on Dec 7, 2010 -
The company I'm working for hosts a good amount of video on our site. As it stands, we're trying to standardize to FLV (not my favorite format, but not my call either), and we have 65% of our videos in FLV. However, that still leaves more than three thousand videos that have yet to be converted, in various formats (mostly WMV, some MOV/AVI). I'm looking for a program to automate this conversion process. [more inside]
posted by Mali
on Mar 17, 2010 -
What's the simplest, most foolproof utility to convert a stack of JPEGs to AVI? [more inside]
posted by gijsvs
on Mar 8, 2010 -
I'd like to legally automate the conversion of quicktime .mov files videos to .flv, providing a drop box service, preferably under linux, but I'm getting tripped up on the first and last parts [more inside]
posted by roue
on Nov 18, 2008 -
Cannot preview .XviD avi files inside Adobe Premiere Pro CS3, am I missing a codec? [more inside]
posted by cheero
on Feb 29, 2008 -
Is there a software/scripting solution which will allow me to batch convert divx files into iso/nrg image files? [more inside]
posted by snatchos
on Mar 6, 2007 -
I have a set of 45 short videos that I need to batch convert to anything that plays nicely with Quicktime on OS X, which is almost anything but the .avi with Indeo Video 5 they're in now.
I tried QT Pro, ffmpeg and VisualHub before reading that Indeo and OS X just don't work together.
I have a MacBook with WinXP under Parallels to work with, but I don't know video conversion on Windows at all. It seems like VirtualDub would help, but I can't figure out the batch conversions. My attempts yield me responses like "the function SetMode was called on a stream [?] that hasn't been previously initalized with SetSource". Say what?
posted by Steve3
on Jan 5, 2007 -
How can I get mini-dvd video footage on to my Mac when I don't have a mini-dvd player & the format isn't compatable on a Mac? [more inside]
posted by DudeAsInCool
on Nov 12, 2006 -
I have a current project I'm working on that I have to output a Quicktime file as a RealMedia (.rm) for a Real Helix Server. Apperently the format is locked and I have no input on using a different file but I'm having trouble getting the video converted to .rm on OS X. I've done quite a bit of searching but I don't seem to have any options, RealMedia seems to have locked down their format so that their files can only be written with RealProducer, which only runs on Windows/Linux.
Anyone have any ideas? Thanks! [more inside]
posted by chrisWhite
on Nov 7, 2006 -
DivX to .SWF conversion always converting without a sync.
I have a video that is an .AVI (DVcodec), I converted it to DivX via VirtualDub and later on converted it from DivX to .SWF via (Flash Video Studio 1). For some unknown reason, whenever it gets converted to .SWF, the audio/video are not in sync. [more inside]
posted by cheero
on May 22, 2006 -
can anyone recommend a simple piece of Mac (or unix) software that will take a bunch of image files named abc001, abc002, etc and string them together into a video file that i can view with a lowest-common-denominator video player? [more inside]
posted by sergeant sandwich
on Mar 4, 2006 -
I need to edit some video files I've shot on my camera. The problem is that the camera's video files export as .MOV and I can't find a good entry-level Windows program that supports the file type. Could someone recommend either a program that will let me edit this file type, or a good freeware converter? And if I do change them over to .AVI, what are some recommendations for a good yet simple Windows video editor?
posted by thecjm
on Sep 15, 2005 -
Why is it so damn complicated to convert between video formats? This afternoon I went on vcdhelp.com to find out how to convert AVI to SVCD and the simplest
tutorial involved six different tools and unbelievably many settings. How come nobody has written something to do it in one step? Can it really not be automated?
posted by Aaorn
on May 29, 2004 -
I have some old video tapes that I'd love to convert to digital video, storing the data on DVDs and/or my g5. Is there a good way to do this? Is it possible to transfer commercial video tapes in addition to personal tapes? I'm a video novice, but catch on quickly.
posted by jdroth
on Feb 6, 2004 -
Video amongst both a PC and Mac: I would like to edit home (i?)movies in iMovie on my iBook. The original movies are on VHS tapes. I have a TV tuner card on my PC which I have used to record things from a VCR, which it saves as MPEG files. If I go this route, how do I convert them into something that iMovie can use? Is there a better route to go altogether? [more inside]
posted by magnetbox
on Jan 27, 2004 -