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.
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.
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.
I use it to transfer old mini Dv tapes and it works very well.
Have not used it yet
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.
I wish they add more setting to customize frame rates, format, resolution, video bitrate … etc
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.
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