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Chapter 19. Finding Your Audience > Transferring Footage to the Camcorder or VC...

19.2. Transferring Footage to the Camcorder or VCR

The actual steps of transferring the project from iMovie back to the camcorder are fairly simple. The results are almost always satisfying, especially if you've had to look at your footage in its relatively coarse Mac rendition for hours or days. Finally, you get to see your masterpiece at full digital quality. Most people are particularly thrilled by the professional look of iMovie's transitions and titles when they see it on the actual TV (or camcorder LCD panel).

In early iMovie versions, you had to begin the transfer process by sending your finished movie to a DV camcorder as a first step. Now, however, a new possibility awaits: You can play the finished movie directly from the Mac to a VCR, using the camcorder only as a pass through adapter that doesn't actually record anything. The following discussions cover both methods.


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