"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
This program works great. i have all my mini dv on my mac in no time.
Now continue with the hi 8 tapes.
This has been the only software that will keep my audio in sync with video from older DV tapes. iMovie doesn't do it...Final Cut doesn't do it. LifeFlix has helped me with all my old DV tapes. My only wish is that they update it to allow for a continuous transfer, ignoring stops or breaks in video footage. I need to monitor the playback, or go back afterward to where LifeFlix stopped to make another scene. If it could work as it does now but then continue past breaks, this would be a 100% product. However, that is a small wish and right now this is a 99% product. SO GLAD I found this.
Maaan im not familiar with all this nerd tech stuff but im learning so I guess im a nerd now but either way I was tryna import stuff to iMovie and premiere but it was very annoying and I was all like im tryna just find a program that can do this for me so I looked it up and tried the free version and it worked so I was like word this is easy and fire ima buy this but then I used the free version so I had to pay more but I was like "uhhhh maneee... whatever, money comes and goes" which is something I say anytime im about to buy something and then I bought it and it works like a charm so here we are. fire.
I literally went out yesterday to Best Buy to buy a new MacBook for the thunderbolt port to upload all my mini DV’s after weeks of purchasing different wires and fire ports and software and boxes and hubs and everything else with no luck. With the new MacBook, I finally can get my videos playing on the computer and every blog and YouTuber recommends this product for uploading the mini DV’s on rather than using using iVideo. I downloaded the sample version to make sure it was of good quality, since I’ve now bough 4 different physical attachments to transfer the videos that had horrible quality. I reached out to the company because I wasn’t able to make the software work. It was saying “importing memories” but it was a black screen. Within 2 minutes, they had reached back out to me on Saturday evening of Labor Day weekend with a fix. I am now sitting in front of my computer, watching 1 of 50+ videos over a 20 year period upload to my computer. I haven’t seen these videos since we lived them. This is a present for my parents 45th wedding anniversary in 21 days and I have been saved by this. This is for sure going on my must buy list for MY YOUTUBE CONVERTING VIDEOS TO DIGITAL JOURNEY. Thank you, thank you thank you!!
Free one time worked fine with limited access to controls does what it’s designed to do .
The software was very helpful to me, I imported some 50 DV tapes. It would be nice if the filenames would contain the timecodes. Perhaps this could be a future option.
Finally found this quick and easy software to import my old Mini DV tapes. The task of digitizing all my old tapes has been haunting me for years. Tinkering with different cables, software and humungous video files. Of course you can outtask the job but i was not comfortable to give private material out of hands, besides the costs. LifeFlix works like a breeze and (in my case) uses 2GB of disk space for an hour of imported video. Cleared the task in a few days on my MacBook pro with an external HDD (to which you can import your material directly). One of the best (modest) investments i ever made !
MacBook Pro 2015
JVC DVL 100
Firewire 4 pin to 9 pin cable
Firewire to Thunderbolt cable
I was able to digitize Hi8 video footage via a SONY EV-C100 and SONY TRV30 MiniDV and download in real-time directly to my Mac. The TRV30 digitized the Hi8 analog signal and transmitted it to the Mac via Firewire and processed by LifeFlix. Works great!
I had 400 hours of raw interviews from a WWII documentary I produced. They are on DVCAM tapes and I needed to digitize them, but FINAL CUT didn’t recognize the video players anymore. So glad I found LifeFlix DV importer. Works great.
LifeFlix enabled me to copy old MiniDV tapes and store them as files on my computer. It was easy to use and worked flawlessly. The quality of the recordings was excellent.
One of the best I’ve seen! You make the setup (one time), and than just click the button and it works! Excellent!
I had used FCP in the past for capture from 8mm tapes, but it was very temperamental and anytime there was a break in the timecode it would just stop. LifeFlix seems to take most timecode breaks in stride and just makes a new clip. Then they can easily be reconnected as desired. A few known glitches with Canon camcorders, but I can work around those. Well worth the purchase as I have >100 tapes to import.
Imported all my DV tapes to my mac painlessly. Needed a minor workaround to import audio from the canon camcorder.
Works really well. Automatically splits each clip into separate HD videos on Mac. Which I can then do with as I please. Just push import button on app at the start of your rewinded tape. There are some options but I leave all unchecked. You can investigate to see what works best with the options. After pushing import it will index all the clips and keep everything in a folder on the computer. I made a shortcut to this folder. I drag clips into after effects and premiere pro from there.
These short video tutorials will show you how to use all the LifeFlix features
When we started LifeFlix in 2013 the original tagline was "Rescuing Precious Memories". A little bit later we added "...before it's too late!" because we thought adding some fear and urgency would help grow the business (it didn't). After a while we began to notice a trend. Our top sales days were always...Read More
Recently I mentioned we originally developed LifeFlix in 2012 because of old MiniDV tapes in a shoebox. I then described how we realized that just as many, if not more people, are using LifeFlix to capture old 8mm video formats like Video8, Hi8 and Digital8. I started thinking about Video Home...Read More
We originally developed LifeFlix in 2012 because we had about 100 old MiniDV tapes in a shoebox. Even though I've spent 25 years in the video technology industry it was still difficult to import these old tapes easily. I tried iMovie but it was cumbersome and frequently didn't work at all. ...Read More