LifeFlix Free

LifeFlix Free

No credit card required.

The free trial allows you to import one tape only.

Easy-to-use Mac software for importing, sharing, archiving, and editing video footage from your old camcorders.  Support for MiniDV, HDV, Video8, Hi8 and Digital8 (D8) tape formats. Also supports VHS when used with a DV camcorder or analog to DV converter. 

  • Convert your old video footage from standard definition (SD) to HD.  
  • Support for the Mac's "Share Menu" (share to iMessage, Mail and Photos).  
  • Automated file syncing when choosing a new folder to store your video.
  • Import videos from your computer, phone, phone or digital camera. 
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Customer Reviews

Based on 219 reviews
Andrew Kelly (Athlone, IE)

I use it to transfer old mini Dv tapes and it works very well.

David Burress (Burlington, US)

Have not used it yet

Hoag Levins (Collingswood, US)
Works great now that the Mac issues were figured out

Now that it works, LifeFlix has been a great asset to me in the quick and efficient conversion of miniDV tapes. It WAS initially a hassle getting it to work with a Mac laptop because of issues related to subtle problems with the adapters on the Firewire 800 connection cable. And then there was an incompatibility with a couple version of the Mac OS. BUT, once those were worked out, the software simply works brilliantly in turning video on miniDV tape cassettes into .mp4 files.

oalessa (Riyadh, SA)
Easy to use

I wish they add more setting to customize frame rates, format, resolution, video bitrate … etc

Michael Weslotsky Jr (Chicago, US)
Easy Peasy, converts to HD no problem

The interface isn’t too bad and it recognized my camera right away. I compared footage imported into LifeFlix that I converted to HD against footage imported into Final Cut and the converted footage from Standard to HD does look a bit better. So it does make standard footage look a bit better in HD. Remember, video shot back in the day was only 640 by 480, LifeFlix will only do so much. Still, I am happy with the results.

Gerard Stevens (Sydney, AU)
Canon issues

To clarify I have subscribed to the full LifeFlix suite not the free. I have used LifeFlix to copy MiniDV tapes. It’s terrific. However In one of your messages you identified an issue with Canon. I have followed your instructions and started to Play the DV tape then record via LifeFlix. Sometimes the audio is recorded sometimes not. It’s quite frustrating to have to wait for a full recording to find the audio don’t record. Can you advise why to do? Regards Gerard

Holly Strahan (Fairfax, US)
Very good!

I was able to finally synchronize a person singing with their mouth movements. This did not work on another system I tried. Thank you LifeFlix!

Azad Halim (Southampton, GB)
Love the product

Great support

peter lawson (Pontypridd, GB)
Simply brilliant!

It’s a delight to use. I upgraded to the full paid software within 10 mins of using the free trial. Clearly understandable and Intuitive controls meant that I was digitising and editing my old DV tapes with ease. I’m a very happy camper!

Harald Mortensen (Spydeberg, NO)
Verry Good

Verry Good