These short video tutorials will show you how to use all the LifeFlix features
"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
LifeFlix is a LifeSaver! I was excited to embark on my MiniDV conversion project, using iMovie. I have a number of tapes I'd like to import. But on my very first attempt, iMovie chopped up my scenes. There were ~400 segments, many of them 1 second in duration.
I assumed the problem was with the Handycam. I nearly purchased a used one (they're going for ~$150, looks like). But then I realized that, on the onboard LCD screen, the video plays just fine.
Along came Lifeflix. I was nervous (if iMovie chops it up, surely others do too?). But "LifeSaver" imported it perfectly! Very excited to review my memories, catalog them, then throw away the tapes! Thanks!
Captured several Mini DV tapes I hadn't seen in 20 years. Can you say nostalgic?! It was just plug and go, very easy to use and got great results. I liked how there was zero set up, and how it automatically created scenes. Also, really liked the "send to text" feature to show my wife some clips as I was capturing. Thanks for the memories!
It does the job, and saved our recordings from being lost! Thanks!
very happy with it.
I recently got LifeFlix and I'm super happy with this program. It's fun and easy to use, and the user interface is very pleasant to look at. This program makes the video capturing process a breeze. I would definitely recommend it!
I was having lots of difficulty importing miniDV tapes with iMovie. Lifeflix makes the process significantly easier and faster. Very satisfied with this simple program.
I have had horrible time trying to do it with I-movie and Quicktime! It kept crushing or not recording the sound. With lifeFlix is so easy! I can finish all my mini DV tapes in one week. If it stops there is a resume button to continue!! I think $75 was little too much but I am so happy I took a chance.
Makes it easy to import tapes.
IMovie was having trouble breaking up into multiple scenes upon import. LifeFlix handled same tapes flawlessly. Have imported ~50 tapes. Very satisfied.
Downloaded trial version for a very specific project. It worked great and did everything I needed it to do from my video camera. When I get around to converting all my tapes, I will purchase the full version.
Worked great with my Sony Handycam! For best results with Mac use the DV output from the camera (see if your camera has that) to FireWire and then into Mac.
I have a LARGE miniDV archival project I've been working on for about four years that's been thoroughly complicated by the fact that every time Final Cut Pro X updates, it causes communications issues with my camcorder. FINALLY, after multiple fits and starts, I found LifeFlix and it's an absolute miracle. It's easy to use, works flawlessly to import the footage, gives me an overview of the clips (or "scenes") involved so I can choose what to import into FCPX later, stores footage where I want it - it's so useful I can't even believe it exists. Thank you, LifeFlix!
Finally found a product that work to download MiniDV tapes to my iMac.
A must have if you have a bunch of Mini-DV tapes. Really like the easy workflow and HD up convert options. Only issue is I had to run it in Mojave and not ready yet for Catalina. I've done over 30 Mini-DV tapes and have 30 more to do. Love how it breaks the footage up into snippets for easy viewing and categorization. Capable with my Sony camcorder which has not seen action in 10 years (DCR-PC9).
I only wish i had discovered lifeflix sooner! I wasted so much time trying other solutions that were complex or just didn't work. I was digitizing old tapes just minutes after instslling lifeflix. Fantastic product and worth every penny.
A great way to transfer all the old DV cassttes to the computer. A wonderful way to to import, log and prep them for editing or edit within the app.
Happy with the product - UI could be improved, looks like a family software. I use it professionaly for editing of music videos. Sometimes, when the computer lag, there is a bug in my recordings with the software.
I asked for an invoice!!!!! Didn't receive it so far...
dopo l'aggiornamento a Mac Os Catalina "LifeFix DV Importer" non riconosce più la telecamera Canon Mv10 MiniDV e mi da un messaggio:
"No camcorder detect
LifeFix could not detect a connected camcorder. Please make your camcorder is connected to the computer and is set to "Play" or "VTR".
Sometime it helps to just un-plug and re-plug in your cord, restar LifeFix,or even just jiggle the cord around!
Ho provato su un altro iMac col sistema operativo Laion la app funziona benissimo
potrebbe essere un problema di compatibilità col nuovo sistema operativo?
Catalina "LifeFix DV Importer" no longer imports the video signal from the "Canon Mv10 MiniDV" camera and gives me a message:
"Nessuna videocamera rilevata
LifeFix non è stato in grado di rilevare una videocamera collegata. Assicurati che la videocamera sia collegata al computer e sia impostata su "Riproduci" o "VTR".
A volte è utile scollegare e ricollegare il cavo, riavviare LifeFix o anche semplicemente muovere il cavo!
I tried on another iMac with the Laion operating system the app works very well
Could it be a compatibility issue with the new operating system?
Did not used I have Mac
I can’t transferred mini dvd movie from camcorder trv17 to my computers: Mac or hp window 19. Thank you.
Works great, no issues.
This program is very easy to use. I was having problems downloading videos from my recorder to my computer. Saw the ad for LifeFlix ordered it and bam, it was so easy. Love LifeFlix.
Exactly what I was looking for to import 20-year-old Hi8 videotapes from a Sony handicam-- a couple of stumbles at first, but the customer support is exemplary: thorough, prompt, and extremely helpful.
The software was excellent, but unfortunately it didn’t work with my hardware. Customer service was able to refund my purchase. You have nothing to loose give it a try. This company stands behind its product and is easy to contact. Thank you.
I used LifeFlix to capture about thirty digital 8 tapes and it worked very well. There were a few minor glitches where it seemed to have trouble with large files (tapes with no cuts) but other than that it was easy to use. Now I can finally cross that job off my "must do" list..
I have a few dozen old mini-dv camcorder tapes and needed to get them all digitized before they are unreadable. I tried a bunch of different methods and nothing worked the way I wanted it to. I wanted my files all split out into separate files and dated according to the date I took the video. I considered paying a service to do them all, but that was way too expensive.
Hoping for the best I bought LifeFlix and it immediately did exactly what I wanted the first time. It detects the camera, rewinds the tape if desired, then starts going through it pulling all the clips off into individual files. They are dated properly. I would say it is pretty close to perfect.
My only wish is that it gave an option to scan longer between clips. It seems to stop looking for video after a few seconds of blank tape, and sometimes there is more content. I wish I could choose to scan for 30 seconds or a minute before stopping. Or maybe even an "entire tape" option. I'm glad the Resume button is there, but it would be nice to do this a little more unattended.
I have a collection of over 300 MiniDV tapes from the past 20 years that I have been able to transfer in a fraction of the time it would have taken me using any other program on the market. The software is easy to use and makes organizing your clips a breeze.
Had no issues. It’s nice to have a product worked as described, “no tweaking required.”:+1: .
I was trying to import several tapes (miniDV) and searching for a good program for MacOS. Initially I used iMovie but found several problems. Fortunately for me I found a review of LifeFlix, and used the trial version. Everything worked just fine. Without a doubt I bought the full version.
I had attempted over the years to preserve my old miniDV tapes by various means on to a PC or Mac. Finally I am able to digitize and preserve all my miniDV tapes from year 2002 using LifeFlix. Thank you.
This utility helped a lot to transfer old video stuff right into the computer much easier than the limited functionality of iMovie. Great!
Works just as promised.
I bought LifeFlix to transfer old DVCassette tapes to my iMac and it works a dream.
This software is straightforward and a dream come true for me. I was used to spending hundreds of dollars on a regular basis to digitize all of my old MiniDV and MiniDV HDV format tapes. LifeFlix is a fantastic way to create .mov files that I can now use in any editing software that I choose. I am using Avid Media Composer, but you can use these files on virtually any editing platform. I addition, the customer service is top notch, and Henry actually cares about clients after the software is purchased. This is a no brainer! Buy this now, thank me later.
I have Premier Pro both versions of Final Cut 7 & X and iMovie. Importing tapes using the above proved to be unreliable and problematic. I just need a simple import software that just imports without complaining … this software did the job.
This is very good software!
The LifeFlix program was not compatible with my computer. When I found out, I immediately asked for a refund. LifeFlix refunded my money with no hesitation.
Lifeflix software made it easy for me to convert my 30 plus collection of MiniDV tapes to Quality digital formats that will be backed up and in the cloud now. I tried using Imovie but its time consuming and is not as simple. Also I had missed whole sections of tapes that Lifeflix caught. Thank you! Well worth the $60 with discount. You spend as much for a video game now days why would you not for precious life moments?!
Bought LifeFlix to import Hi8 and Digital8 tapes via a Digital8 camera into an iMac. This works very well!
Easy to use, my grandson is doing the work with some hundred old digitapes.
Would have liked the option to do a uncompressed and a compressed version at the ssme time though.
works as intended no problem exporting dv tapes to mac
Working great with my IMac. Easy to use.
I have been trying to figure out how to get my old tapes onto my computer for months! After finding that my firewire was bad, this software helped me get started with minimal glitches. I still have a stack to go, but I'm so happy that it looks like I'll be able to save these precious memories.
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