"LifeFlix is the quickest and easiest way to get MiniDV tapes into your Mac."Read the review
"LifeFlix quickly and easily imports old DV tapes, before it’s too late."Read the review
"An easy way to digitise your old video tapes."Read the review
"It’s awesome and it will be the benchmark I’ll be using when testing future Mac video transfers."Read the review
""How To Digitize Those Old Home Movies Before Life Gets Back To Normal.""Read the review
I have an older Sony Handycam and wanted to copy the video onto my Mac. This app does this easily and very well. Once I got everything hooked up the app found my Handycam and even controlled it when I selected record. The fact that it would automatically break up the video into separate files when the scene changed (in-camera cut) was genius.
Note that I am using this version on an older Mac running El Capitan, as Monterey has a bug that prevents LifeFlix from seeing the camera.
What a surprise when I've finally found this software for importing old memories to e new life!
Very easy to use and the right tools to perform your tasks.
I've imported 30 old VHS cassettes ( registered from 1988 to 1997 ) and quite 100 MIniDV ( SD standard and HD High Definition ) ( from 1997 to 2019 ), and I'm still excited to have saved all these to an hard disk that will preserve, for more years to come, what went trough part of my life.
I had some problems on the first use but the " help " give me a big hand.
Right now, after 3.5.3 update, the software is much more reliable.
So I don't think you will be able to find out a better and easy tool for importing old tapes.
What can I add? -
" Applausi " and " Bravo " !!!!!!
The software does work, however people you need a firewire cable look at this guy's youtube video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RE-b5TvwISk
Actually, this is where I found out about lifeflix.
OK, so I can't yet comment on exactly how good the quality of the digitising is, but holy quacamole this software works a treat. Worth every cent! I have literally 100s of old tapes I wanted to go through and I'm on about tape 12 (yes, it will be a long term project) and this software has been absolutely epic. I'm playing old DV and HDV tapes from a camera into my 2021 model mac via a Firewire > Thunderbolt 2 > Thunderbolt 3 daisy chain of adaptors and it's working just fine. Tried going direct in to Adobe Premiere and was having all sorts of problems. (I THINK it was because more recent tapes were supported but earlier ones filmed on older cameras were not even though they all played just fine out of the camera). Anyway, after sitting there crying for a while I came across someone who'd suggested this software and hell. yeah. It's not sexy, and every now and then the software is a bit slow when you're trying to save your clips out to your computer, but it works just like everyone else says it does and i am as happy as a little piggy in poo getting all my old camera tapes from literally 20 years ago, digitised. Haven't tried even older Hi8 tapes yet but that's next... fingers crossed. Thankyou LifeFlix this is the best!
I had about 80 Mini DV tapes of my family to convert into movie files to edit. I could not have done it any easier or rmore reliable without Lifeflix. Saved a ton of time vs importing directly to iMovie. Lifeflix catalogs all my Mini DV tapes and within the program I can combine, trim, files and share. Very intuitive, simple, and efficient. Thanks Lifeflix!!! Make sure you have the right cables to connect your Mac to your camcorder, and have a cleaning tape handy.
I had about 80 Mini DV tapes of my family to convert into movie files to edit. I could not have done it any easier or more reliable without Lifeflix. Saved a ton of time importing with Lifeflix vs importing directly to iMovie from a Sony PC100 Camcorder. Lifeflix cataloged all my Mini DV tapes and within the program I can combine, trim, files and share. Very intuitive, simple, and efficient. Thanks Lifeflix!!!
I had a DV tape that would not capture via iMovie without creating a hundred small events. LifeFlix was the only app that did the job. If I come across any more dv tapes that don’t work , I’ll purchase the app .
This is the best Mini DV tape download software I've found, and I've tried quite a few.
works prefectly with 2nd hand camera to collect images on mini DV cassettes
I started importing my DV tapes with some free softare, a waste of time. LifeFlix went smooth and easy. First tried the Trial version and with that, I got a better price of 80€ for the full product, a good deal!
Lifeflix came through with my Sony TRV-22 DV tape transfer. Didn't encounter audio dropouts that appeared using other apps. Then again, the trial was only for a single tape. May consider purchase if cost was a bit lower.
No one for the free version
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