convert Mini Dv to MP4

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RoscoeBill
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convert Mini Dv to MP4

Post by RoscoeBill » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:45 pm

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I have a Canon ZR45 camcorder which uses the Mini DV cassettes. I would like to convert these to MP4 files. Can this be done through HandBrake?



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I use a Mac with a Firewire cable.


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BradleyS
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Re: convert Mini Dv to MP4

Post by BradleyS » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:29 pm

You can probably import the Mini-DV using iMovie, assuming it still supports this feature (it used to). Then you can export to MP4 directly or export to something like Apple ProRes or Intermediate Codec, and feed that to HandBrake.

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Re: convert Mini Dv to MP4

Post by musicvid » Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:37 pm

Set your Canon to digital passthrough and capture over FireWire 1394, using Scenealyzer, which can still be found.

That is the best way possible.

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