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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 215 reviews
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

Sputnik (Adelaide, AU)
Absolutely brilliant!

OK, so I can't yet comment on exactly how good the quality of the digitising is, but holy quacamole this software works a treat. Worth every cent! I have literally 100s of old tapes I wanted to go through and I'm on about tape 12 (yes, it will be a long term project) and this software has been absolutely epic. I'm playing old DV and HDV tapes from a camera into my 2021 model mac via a Firewire > Thunderbolt 2 > Thunderbolt 3 daisy chain of adaptors and it's working just fine. Tried going direct in to Adobe Premiere and was having all sorts of problems. (I THINK it was because more recent tapes were supported but earlier ones filmed on older cameras were not even though they all played just fine out of the camera). Anyway, after sitting there crying for a while I came across someone who'd suggested this software and hell. yeah. It's not sexy, and every now and then the software is a bit slow when you're trying to save your clips out to your computer, but it works just like everyone else says it does and i am as happy as a little piggy in poo getting all my old camera tapes from literally 20 years ago, digitised. Haven't tried even older Hi8 tapes yet but that's next... fingers crossed. Thankyou LifeFlix this is the best!

Edward S (San Leandro, US)
Easy Reliable Mini DV Tape to File Conversion

I had about 80 Mini DV tapes of my family to convert into movie files to edit. I could not have done it any easier or more reliable without Lifeflix. Saved a ton of time importing with Lifeflix vs importing directly to iMovie from a Sony PC100 Camcorder. Lifeflix cataloged all my Mini DV tapes and within the program I can combine, trim, files and share. Very intuitive, simple, and efficient. Thanks Lifeflix!!!

John Disque (Wake Forest, US)
Had a bad dV tape that would not capture

I had a DV tape that would not capture via iMovie without creating a hundred small events. LifeFlix was the only app that did the job. If I come across any more dv tapes that don’t work , I’ll purchase the app .

Katie Moore (Les Houches, FR)
mini DV tapes saved to disk

works prefectly with 2nd hand camera to collect images on mini DV cassettes