Forum Question: copy footage from my apple pro laptop to a different editing system

how do i copy my imovie project to another editing systen that only has rca and svhs connections?
How to i get the output out of my laptop to my 2nd editing machine?
Peter L

Comments: 4 Responses to “copy footage from my apple pro laptop to a different editing system”

    2/12/11 @ 12:56 pm

    You would need some sort of hardware to give you rca video out. Depends which MacBook you have — which type of video out you have. For instance, if you have DVI out, then you can use the Apple “Apple DVI to Video Adapter.” So it is just a matter of taking a look at what you have and finding an adapter that will take that to standard rca video out.

      2/12/11 @ 12:57 pm

      Another thing to consider is burning a DVD of the video footage. Then using a DVD player to send the video to whatever this editing system is.

    2/12/11 @ 1:11 pm

    I think the dvd way would compress the quality to much
    I have a macbook pro with usb.
    Can i go from usb to firewire in on my 2nd editing system?

      2/12/11 @ 1:14 pm

      Either way, you are going to get SD quality. Standard video and s-video only support SD. DVD files are generally less compressed than computer video files. I don’t think you will see much of a difference going video file to DVD to video editing system as compared to video file played over a DVI-to-standard video converter. In fact, the DVD method might be cleaner.

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