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Import video from your hard drive into LifeFlix

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! ...

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Top 4 solutions for rescuing old 8mm tapes

Since the earliest moving picture created by Eadward Muybridge in 1878, film technology has been rapidly evolved, leaving piles of outdated technology in its wake. From the Kinetoscope to the two-reel projector to the Super 8 to the iPhone, the tools keep changing but the images are everlasting. Here’s a...

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Top 3 Mac Apps for Editing Home Movies Rescued by LifeFlix

Everyone is a video editor these days (or at least wants to be). When you’re deftly combining media from iPhones, camcorders, SLRs, and other photo libraries, you want the ease of instant editing – click and drag commands to create home movies worthy of Oscar nominations. This article reviews the...

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8 Common Video Capturing Problems LifeFlix Solves

Since launching in 2013, LifeFlix has helped 1,000's of people capture 1,000,000's lost video memories stuck on old tapes.   If you are 1 of the 100 million people that used a DV, HDV or Digital 8 camera and have a shoebox full of tapes, it's time to capture those memories....

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Top 10 reasons video tapes deteriorate

First and foremost, a disclaimer.  I am a co-developer of LifeFlix, simple Mac software for capturing video from old Video8, Hi8, Digital8 (D8), HDV and MiniDV tapes.  While I love the technology and history behind video, I’m also writing this in the hopes you’ll try LifeFlix.  One of the reasons...

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How to Clean Your DV camera heads?

What is a mini DV Head Cleaner and why should I use it? A Mini DV Head Cleaner is DV tape designed to clean the heads of a camera. The heads of a camera can become dirty and clogged after years of use. This results in glitchy lines across your...

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The Best Way to Watch Tape Videos on your TV?

When I say "tapes" I mean VHS, Hi8, MiniDV (DV) tapes, or the little square recording devices you used in your video cameras from 1984 to 2010.  This article is focused on the specific workflow I recommend to watch those awesome memories on your big new amazing flat screen TV, and...

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Top 4 Best Ways for Mac Users to Import MiniDV Tapes

Do a google search for "import minidv tapes to mac" and you'll get a rousing debate on the best methods to import tapes.  How do you choose?   Full disclosure, I'm a founder of LifeFlix, one of the recommended methods.  But I don't think it's best to rank them strictly 1 through...

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