Written by Bill Kirkpatrick
Tuesday, 12 June 2007
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Clip-DVD Tutorial (For Mac)
This brief tutorial explains how to quickly assemble a simple DVD of film clips on a Mac.
The tutorial assumes that you will be pulling your clips from commercial
DVDs, and that your Mac is equipped with a DVD burner.
The following instructions are not
the only way to do this, but this is a very quick and reliable system.
Also, there are many programs that will help you extract and convert
video from DVDs, but the ones used in this tutorial are free, stable,
and well established.
you will need:
- A Mac running a recent
version of OS X.
- A DVD burner (either an
external burner or a built-in CD/DVD burner, which Apple calls
- Two free programs:
Mac the Ripper and MPEG Streamclip. Both of these programs are
mature, stable, and safe for your computer. Instructions for downloading
them are below.
- One program that is probably
already on your Mac: iDVD.
process in a nutshell:
- Download the programs you will
- Rip the rough clip you want
using Mac the Ripper.
- Select the exact clip you want (to the frame) and convert it to DV
using MPEG Streamclip.
- Burn the clip to DVD using iDVD.
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