I opted to buy this software as i had a number of mini-dv tapes to import and was not happy with the whole iMovie experience in regard to importing. Lifeflix recognised my camcorder straight away, and my favourite feature is the ability to combine all clips that get created by the software into a single file - just like my original tape!
I did have an issue with some of my tapes which meant it skipped some footage repeatedly - but the customer service and issue resolution was top drawer!
Unfortunately we were not able to transfer a test tape through this program successfully, since the 2 free chances were not enough to get the bugs worked out.
Had a problem with my DVC cable that affected import; after two attempts I fixed it but had run out of my two freebie imports, so I guess I'll never know if it works with my system or not, since Im not going to buy the software untested. C'est la vie!
Archived 48+ hours of skydiving footage from minidv tapes and all went smoothly. Software did a good job at scene detection.
I love this program, I was having so much trouble with IMovie, this is soooo easy! I didn’t have to think too long to purchase the full program. Thank you!
I ordered the free sample to see if LifeFlix is compatible with the firewire output of my Sony DSR-2000 DVC deck. It is and so I bought the full application. I am very impressed with its performance and features. Well worth the money.
Excellent software which works perfectly. Has allowed me to capture movies from my very old DV tapes. Easy to use with clear instructions and no glitches. Definitely worth the money… highly recommended
Does what it says it does.
For me, LifeFlix free worked perfectly. So it was an easy decision to pay for the premium version!
Added all my mini cassette DV tapes to the app back in 2017, updated my Mac to the latest Ventura 13.1, developer sent me the latest version, was able to re-import from the old files, works great!
I have not had the opportunity to use it yet. I am waiting for component parts of my system to arrive. But I keep reading good things about the editor. Thank you for the trial. I hope it stays available until I have a chance to try it out.
Bit on the expensive side but if you have a ton of old tapes then it’s well worth the money. Does the job perfectly.
Great software, really nice to be able to import my mini DV tape and edit the video.
If you want to capture MiniDV this is the tool. Simple but it works.
Perfect copies from old dv tapes
I am using this LifeFlix DV importer for the last two weeks and I am completely satisfied with this software. I used to import using FCP X but the drop frames and combining them manually and finally exporting the file is a lengthy process and it gets tiring when you have heavy files to import. With lifeflix, my life has got a lot easier. I like the intelligence of the software in terms of its ability to combine files in sequence, resume the importing in case of a halt and of course, the multiple usage for lifetime. All in all, a very good software and I definitely recommend buying this to anyone looking for digitisation solution.
I just completed uploading 15+ year old miniDV tapes to my computer using LifeFlix. Super easy way to capture and preserve memories.
Reached out to customer service and, within minutes, I received a response and solution. Rep even followed up afterward.
Bar none, the best customer service I've experienced in years. Thank you!
Unbelievable ! Finally a software that works. I tried with iMovie and with Filmora; no success. I have been looking for so long, for such a tool that would allow me to transfer on my iMac, all these souvenirs from my family. All done.
My Specs: iMac Late 2013 (macOS Catalina 10.15.7).
Big thanks to "Love What You Do" YouTube Channel.
His video brought me to try LiteFlix for free and then purchase it:
It worked :)
As forewarned, it doesn’t capture the audio on my Canon camcorder, but it is worth the money since it captures the video very well. I capture the audio separately by running an Audio/PC capture lead from the camcorder’s headphone socket to a USB socket on the Mac using Audacity and exporting to WAV. Then the challenge is to synchronise audio and video after importing the WAV and MOV files into iMovie. I share the iMovie content to a MP4 file.
I needed to convert some Sony DVCAM video tapes to digital format, and I was led to LifeFlix by a link in the Adobe Premiere help documentation. I was unsuccessful using Premiere to do this (because there is no longer support for these machines in QuickTime).
I downloaded the free version, hooked up my Sony deck, and was immediately successful in transferring my work to the computer.
I licensed the full version and had the conversions made within hours.
This is exactly what I needed to complete my project, and I am grateful to LifeFlix for making the process so successful.
I have read your review and I think it is not entirely correct. It is true that if one has "stopped & started recording numerous times as I did, LifeFlix creates new“ scenes ”meaning it will not be one continuous file / clip but numerous clips." But you don't need to use Final Cut Pro or IMovie. Lifeflix already has the right tool to solve the problem both in the first import phase and also later. Just highlight all imported scenes and then hit the "combine" button. One will get one file only in one scene. What is certain is that if during the recording with the camera you used the "fade in & fade out" these parts will continue to exist. One can also do one more thing. You can keep the original import and then create "one new tape" then with the "Import Movies Files ...." button select all the scenes of the original import from the LifeFlix folder. Once imported, select them all again and press the "combine" button and we will have a single scene. Once this is done we can then also transform this single scene in HD, if the originals had not already been transformed. Advantage of all this? The advantage is that we will have the original import with all the scenes and that will allow us to do all the subsequent edits that one wants and, at the same time, have another "tape" with a single scene that will flow smoothly and without interruptions. That's what I'm doing. Only warning: when one has imported all the scenes (if they are really many) he must not transform them in HD before having transformed them into a single scene with "combine" because in doing so the program stopped me and canceled the import.
LifeFlix DV Importer is straight forward. It recognized my camera no problem. Converting footage to HD does make your footage look better, but keep in mind, the resolution of footage shot years ago is less than what it is now, that being said, for the most part you will be happy with the result. One big note. On your Hi 8, Digital 8 footage if you stopped & started recording numerous times as I did, LifeFlix creates new “scenes” meaning it will not be one continuous file/clip but numerous clips. To attach all your clips together you will need Final Cut Pro or iMovie for Mac. Overall I am happy with how my footage looks, I just have tons of individual “clips” for each hour long tape I downloaded.
It basically does one thing and it does it very well. The option to save as many or /and one large file is very nice.