[ExI] needing help on a tech project

Darren Greer darren.greer3 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 12 13:47:26 UTC 2011

Hi John:

Do you have a mac? One-step DVD in iDVD which is standard on OSX imports the
DV files to the hard drive, converts them and burns to a DVD with a single
button click. All you need is an IEEE 1394 (firewire) cable. Once they're
burned you can manipulate the videos in the iDVD editor or use any of the
free software online to rip the DVD files and convert to other formats.  If
you're on a pc, programs like DVDsanta can also do it.   There's a free
version download here: (I have not used this version so I don't know its


Here is another free pc version that does the same thing.


There are also a number of free software program that convert directly to
flash. But you could end up buying one of these programs (they're not
expensive) as often there's a size limitation for converting files on free
versions of video conversion software. I hope this helps.


On Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 7:51 AM, John Grigg <possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> I have a science fiction con founder/organizer friend who has asked me
> to transcribe a couple dozen con panel DV camcorder recordings onto a
> computer.  I am dumbfounded that he would ask me to volunteer for such
> a task, but I do want to help him (he is not very tech savvy).
> I would think we need to first convert the DV tapes into dvd or flash
> format and then upload it into a computer, where the appropriate (and
> hopefully not too expensive) software could first scan it and then do
> a competent transcription.
> Please help and point me in the right direction to get the task done!
> And how much will it cost?
> Thank you,
> John
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