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Don Matheson (Seattle, US)
Good experience with LifeFlix

I needed a way to capture family video from 20 year old DV tapes. There had been some degradation, causing the capture process using iMovie or QuickTime impractical due to frequent stoppage. As a last resort I installed LifeFlix, and by using the Resume and Combine features was able to capture as much footage as possible. I can recommend it especially if dealing with degraded tape.

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Vivian Lipman Denis (New York, US)
Didn’t work…

I wasn’t able to use it. ☹️ I had bought elgato video capture because it was the simplest and cheapest way to connect my video camera to my Mac laptop. I have the newest laptop. I was going to use your software because it’s easier to list my clips (el gato’s software is not as intuitive) but as per your customer service lifeflix doesn’t recognize the el gato. And I would have to spend more $$ to get the wires I need to hook up my camcorders to the Mac. Also, one of the wires recommended and needed for the transfer is no longer available and costly to purchase because of this. So I wasted my money on the purchase of your software. I hope you can figure how to work with video capture devices in the future.

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Bengt Schröder (Lomma, SE)
Didn’t work

Didn’t work

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Ori Weinberg (Tel Aviv, IL)
No support for import of dvavi files

No support for import of dvavi files

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lando (Seattle, US)
Software won't capture footage

The software won't capture my footage. It recognizes the camera but won't capture any of the footage. Sony DCR-TVR running latest Macos

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John Doe (Chicago, US)
Too Simple

Works and definitely designed for simple use, but with that said it’s too simple and not even slight adjustments like storage directory. Also digital data does not come across like clip length and a very vague date gets applied to entire tape and not the scenes.

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Dave Vannorsdel (Hoffman Estates, US)
Got it to work

Bought and used Lifefklix several years ago and needed a few more tapes captured so bought version 4 which did not work and got a prompt refund. Updates were made to the software and so I bit the bullet and bought it for $100. Now the price is $49. I got everything to work finally but feel cheated with the pricing.

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Nikos Psychogios (Athens, GR)
A really good product

This software is perfect for restoration of old faded video tapes.’
Tried with mini DV tapes captured with a sony camera connected with an iMAC via firewire and adaptors.
This procedure failed via Movie Final Cut and Quick Time Player because big parts of the movie skipped randomly after every lost frame.
The only negative is that in the final product during those problematic frames now there is a strange instant noise like “scratch” which i hope I can eliminate later during the process.

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LifeFlix v4
RICHARD DUBUQUE
Total restoration

I have been using LifeFlix for a couple of weeks now and can say that it has been wonderful. I have been able to move each MINIDV tape to my computer and edited them to a nice little film that I will eventually move to a computer card. Really a simple way to get all those videos saved.

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Adam Drake (Portsmouth, GB)
Very clever and easy to use piece of software

I needed to offload video I shot of a festival on Mini DV tapes as part of a paid promotional film. My Mac OS no longer supports connection with these cameras in spite of having all the right cables. I tried the free version of the software and it worked perfectly and with minimal effort, just with a watermark upon export so I bought the paid version. Very happy. Would prefer it to be a one-off payment as opposed to subscription. That is my only non positive feedback.

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LifeFlix v4
Ulf Lundin (Montpellier, FR)
Big problems

I can't get it to work on my iMac 12.2 despite what the support has told me and now I cannot find anyone at support to help me

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LifeFlix v4
Michael, Sydney Australia (Sydney, AU)
Works well with a few odd habits

Compared to all the other packages I've tried (iMovie, Premier Elements, Premier Pro) where digitising is painfully slow and complicated to initiate, LifeFlix has a really simple interface and just gets the job done. It's a real gem in this respect and I like the clear instruction to just "compress all downloads".
I had to go back to v. 3.6 because although 4.1.8 has a cleaner interface, the simple Combine button has gone or has been moved or renamed. File management is a bit of a headache in 3.6 and guidance as to what works best (e.g. saving to the computer HD or to an attached external drive) is absent. It is easy enough to switch video file location but the message "All existing tapes and media will be moved to the new location" may not necessarily suit the user who just wants the next few tapes go into folder somewhere else. If there is a reason for this an explanation would help.
Professionals are unlikely to use LF so reasons for why it does what it does need to be simply explained. I agree that file names should contain the name of the tape unless they prove to be too long.
Lastly a simple manual that is quick to read and explains buttons and menu items is essential for grownups. Frequently asked questions are of limited use.
All that said Ill just persevere with LF having just digitised about 40 x 42 minute Mini DV tapes over a just a few days with very little fuss.

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LifeFlix v4
Michael Wein (Puettlingen, DE)
Basically works, but could be much better

Basically allows me to capture my MiniDV tapes. However, it’s not clear why it stops half way: captures scenes get a UUID as file name, so the scenes are scrambled in the file system — why aren’t they just numbered ascending? Speaking of file names: why isn’t the the name of the tape enclosed in the file name? What is the tape name good for? LifeFlix usually detects scenes and end of tape markers but I didn’t manage to capture timecode information.

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Ales Dvorak (Prague, CZ)

This SW is, what I found!

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justin crawford (Sunny Valley, AU)
great product

excellent service :)

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Luke Hyams (Paddington, GB)
great but...

if you try and digitize a clip longer than 6 minutes it bugs out

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mickee g (Los Angeles, US)
Cancellation of Subscription #5209161811 (September 11, 2023)

Cancelled LifeFlix almost the moment I downloaded the app. Did not work for me. I expect a refund.

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JDN (Rochdale, GB)
Didn’t Work For Me!

Sony DCR-TRV530E was not recognised by the old or new LifeFlix software via iMac (late 2015). Not sure if it’s a software, driver, hardware problem?

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JOHN FALGOUT (Picayune, US)

What I wanted, thanks, bought app after trial.

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Ray Matsuura (Richmond, US)
Good product

Works as advertised. I was so impressed with the ease in transferring the video that I bought the full version.

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Veikko Saarinen (Helsingborg, SE)

Accurate, recognizes my machinery!

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Hector Campbell (Truro, CA)

Well worth money as it works with older FireWire cameras!

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Mark Nuttall (Tottenham, GB)
DV tapes to digital..

Discovered this software and indeed it was an easy to navigate and use after watching the informative videos. I would thoroughly recommend getting this if, like me, you have loads of videos of your family and you wish to future proof it. Very happy.

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Ellen B Pippenger (Philadelphia, US)

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Chris Reynolds (Birmingham, GB)
Great for anyone who wants to preserve treasured memories

So easy to use, so vital to have if you want (need!) to convert old and deteriorating VHS tapes and DV tapes to digital immortality. Why wouldn't you get this?