"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
Very easy to do tape imports and basic edits and clip organization. Especially appreciate the option to compress on import.
I found LifeFlix to be the easiest way to digitize my Mini DV tapes. Anyone can do this. I just start digitizing a tape and then come back to it an hour later when the tape is done. Doesn’t take a lot of my time as I can do other things while the tape is digitizing. Recommend it for anyone with old tapes they want to digitize.
Worked excellent on mini dv that couldn’t work with iMovie.
I absolutely love this program. To be able to import and digitize my 8mm cassettes, and have it separate out the scenes so I can trim and go from 2 hours to 10 minutes is amazing!! However, sometimes, it does import the whole video in one file, and I need to use "Split" function in the scene(s). Wherever I put the cursor to split, it always does the cut way before the place I indicated, which is extremely problematic, because it has to prepare the leftover video each time, and because it's a large file, it's takes time - not to mention, I never get the right cut. I've looked in the Help section (much to be added to the help questions) but nothing on "split." If you could improve this feature - that would be so helpful. Also, once I rename the files on my hard drive, I can't pull them up in LifeFlix (can't find them), and when I try to reimport them from the files, it doesn't work for some strange reason. So, the program is perfect for importing, separating out the scenes, trimming and combining the scenes, and that's it. From there, I go to my hard drive, rename the files, and upload them to dropbox.
Importing VHS tapes over Canopus ADVC 110 on M1 MBP Big Sur 11.2.1 is seamless,video divided into few clips,easy to combine them.
Unfortunately, the program didn't work for my Septup (old Canon miniDV camcorder and MacBook Pro). LifeFlix support went out of their way to solve the problem. But in the end we didn't find a solution, so I got the money back without any problems. Thanks for the great suport!
Its a great program and it does what it say it do. Unfortunately, I cannot justify the cost of something that will be essentially a limited number of applications and not ongoing. It is far for me to suggest a pricing structure but given the changed world, perhaps making less surely is better than not making a sale. Thank you for the opportunity to trial a great program.
This software worked great to transfer my old DVs. I highly recommend.
Digitizes very well from Canon DV camcorder. Only glitz is that is starts out by recording a one second or one frame . Then on restart it records the entire 60 min tape. Anyway around the one frame recording? It would be neat if one could see audio meters or some way to know that sound was being recorded.
What more can you ask, try it for free? Since I’d been having major problems getting my mini DV tapes to download to my MacBook Air, this was just what I needed and I was sure it would do what I needed after this free program. Went on right away to purchase the full program and it was a good feeling to know I’d made the right choice! Thanks, LifeFlix.
In my video tape archiving experience, LifeFlix has been the best, most reliable and easiest-to-use software solution. However, likely because of the wide variety of tape formats (Video8, Hi8, MiniDV, etc.) and playback devices used for recording, it hasn't batted 1000. More like 900. For me, the exceptions mostly have been Hi8 and miniHD tapes. Even the software author has suggested there is some sort of issue that occasionally prevents LIfeFlix from "seeing" and thus copying a some tapes to a computer. Honestly, over the years I've used a fair number of Sony and Canon camcorders and tape varieties and no idea which surviving tapes were used with which machine. Consequently, some of my archiving has been challenging. At the end of the day, though, I have only a handful (out of hundreds) that I can't seem to copy. Either they won't "play" in any of my old decks or cameras (not the fault of LifeFlix) or LifeFlix just can't "see" and record several that do play. No biggie. The app easily has accommodated the vast majority and convinced me that LifeFlix is a terrific piece of software.
Easy, effective and a pleasure to use.
Digital release, thank you. Please disregard previous one star review.
I am still waiting to get the adaptors that I need. I though that I had them. Hopefully in the next week
Excellent program for transferring video tape to digital files! Glad I found this program. Highly recommend this program!
These short video tutorials will show you how to use all the LifeFlix features
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
The truth is we've been sitting on this feature for a few weeks now. We're working hard on Catalina support and the idea of introducing a new feature before we completed that work made us pause. I was worried our customers would definitely NOT find that amusing and prefer we focus! ...Read More