I have an older Sony Handycam and wanted to copy the video onto my Mac. This app does this easily and very well. Once I got everything hooked up the app found my Handycam and even controlled it when I selected record. The fact that it would automatically break up the video into separate files when the scene changed (in-camera cut) was genius.
Note that I am using this version on an older Mac running El Capitan, as Monterey has a bug that prevents LifeFlix from seeing the camera.
What a surprise when I've finally found this software for importing old memories to e new life!
Very easy to use and the right tools to perform your tasks.
I've imported 30 old VHS cassettes ( registered from 1988 to 1997 ) and quite 100 MIniDV ( SD standard and HD High Definition ) ( from 1997 to 2019 ), and I'm still excited to have saved all these to an hard disk that will preserve, for more years to come, what went trough part of my life.
I had some problems on the first use but the " help " give me a big hand.
Right now, after 3.5.3 update, the software is much more reliable.
So I don't think you will be able to find out a better and easy tool for importing old tapes.
What can I add? -
" Applausi " and " Bravo " !!!!!!
The software does work, however people you need a firewire cable look at this guy's youtube video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RE-b5TvwISk
Actually, this is where I found out about lifeflix.
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 rmore reliable without Lifeflix. Saved a ton of time vs importing directly to iMovie. Lifeflix catalogs all my Mini DV tapes and within the program I can combine, trim, files and share. Very intuitive, simple, and efficient. Thanks Lifeflix!!! Make sure you have the right cables to connect your Mac to your camcorder, and have a cleaning tape handy.
I found the purchase, download, and installation to be quick and easy. Unfortunately, I was trying to input DV from a DVCam DSR-20 (using a DV out to USBc cable from Amazon). The software was unable to recognize the DSR-20 source. Despite deep exploration online as well as my IT group, I just could not figure it out. Was trying to convert old family DV tapes to mp4s for my daughters graduation.
This is the best Mini DV tape download software I've found, and I've tried quite a few.
I started importing my DV tapes with some free softare, a waste of time. LifeFlix went smooth and easy. First tried the Trial version and with that, I got a better price of 80€ for the full product, a good deal!
LifeFlix Importer & Editor 3.5
This is such a relieve, finding this program to look at all my old DV material. My whole history is not gone now but part of my bio. Thank you for making it so easy and simple for me. Als the HD function works like sunshine. THX once again from Amsterdam.