We get these stories almost daily; a PC user who, for some strange quirk of circumstance, winds up using a Mac and discovers that he likes it. This one from Felix Lung of WhiningDog.net is a bit different. Mr. Lung not only professes to like the iMac for burning DVDs, heis written a rather large and very detailed article titled "VHS Archiving with the iMac and Canopus ADVC-100," which gives you a step by step of the process of using DVDs for video achiving, and he includes pictures! Mr. Lung opens his article thusly:
Let me first say that I am a long time Windows user and no, I am not like one of those guys on the new Apple commercials; I will not be switching to the Mac for everything that I do. Having been primarily a Windows user for most of the last decade, I had a hard time figuring out what kind of article I would want to write for the Mac scene. And then it occurred to me: How about writing about what is a natural use of the new iMac desktop system? DVD burning! In particular, I decided that I would write about the experience that I had in archiving some of my VHS material onto the DVD-R format using the tools that Apple provides.
Now Iill be the first to say that Iim a newbie in the world of video editing and video production. My pal Dave is the authority in Mac related video questions within WhiningDog so Iill leave it to him to answer the really tough questions about video editing and video related applications for the Mac. Iim here today to present to you a view of how a newbie in video editing used the iMac to capture video, turn it into a quicktime file and then ultimately burn it onto a DVD-R for playback purposes on most DVD home players.
The article is a good read, especially for those of you who are recent converts to the Mac.