Capture DVD with G3 Powerbook, How? : LUSENET : Mac Troubleshooting : One Thread

I am a tech-aware artist moving to the DV/non-linear field - it's where I need to be to create what I want. Input will be short 2- 5 sec images from analogue video, DVD and DV footage plus scanned still images, and I'll use After Effects/Premiere plus Final Cut Pro. Final output will be to analogue video, DVD disc for archiving, and sometimes direct to a DV camera. Some final output of 30 - 60 mins long will be displayed (probably) from analogue video via data projector (or ??) onto large flat surfaces. Other video output will be viewed direct from the Powerbook to television.

Mobility is very crucial to what I do, and the new Macintosh G3 PowerBook has got me drooling - compared to the problems faced dealing with Toshiba, Acer & Compaq the Powerbook seems fairly futureproof. The config I am purchasing is G3 400MHz, 128MB Ram, 12GB drive, DVD/CD internal player. Probably will add another internal HD and upgrade to 256MB Ram in the future.

Q2: Capture DVD movie images - What is the most economical way?

How do I get around the problem that images from DVD movies played on the internal DVD drive that ships with the Powerbook can't be captured? If I play the DVD movie on the external DVD drive will I be able to capture the images then? Is there a solution for this in the latest Mac OS?

-- Rob P (, April 27, 2000

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