LifeFlix DV Importer

Developer: Moment Park, LLC

Current Version: 2.0.0

Last Updated: 7 months ago

Download Size: 9.3 MB - Download


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LifeFlix DV Importer software makes it easy to rescue all those precious memories trapped on MiniDV tapes. Attach your camera, click import, walk away! Then watch, trim, combine videos into your own movies, save and share.

Imagine those memories sitting in that drawer, weddings, birthdays, parties, vacations, baby's first steps... When is the last time you watched them?

All you need is LifeFlix, an old DV Camcorder, a FireWire cable and a Mac to rescue your precious memories.

Hurry before it's too late! MiniDV tapes don't last forever.


Release Notes:

- New logo and application icon!
- Ability to sort tapes by name, recording or import dates.
- New progress bar during combine.
- Full screen app mode (app window can be sized).
- Full screen video feature.
- Bug: Fixed Facebook upload error.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0
Review by Sharptime

Simple to use, and I finally have my old DV tapes on my computer! - I've been procrastinating forever - even though I have the equipment and software to capture my DV Tapes without this, I never wanted to go through tedious process of capturing the entire tape then shifting through it with an editor, finding the parts I wanted - import in, export out, save it here, compress it, upload it to Facebook…find out the compression and size wasn't right for online, try again with a different codec, upload again. argh, forget it - so when I saw Lifeflix could capture and organize in the background without me doing anything, then allow me to just post whatever clips I wanted to Facebook straight from the import with one click, it was worth trying out. Wow! Simple! Time saver from the boring parts of capture - still, be prepared to get sucked in and lose track of time watching your old videos...

Found helpful by 6 out of 7 people
Version 1.3.3
Review by Woofable

Nice idea, poor execution - Often starts tape playing, but records nothing. Restarting app sometimes fixes that, but not always. Does not record first scene of movie. Canon HV20.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.0.0
Review by Mobay121212

Wonderful app - Just works. Does exactly as advertised. Highly recommended.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 2.0.0
Review by Stuke

OK but needs more inputs - DV, yes it does this. But loads of us have VHS-C and perhaps even VHS. We have the equipment to send in the analog tape signal, so why can’t LifeFlix DV Importer just be LifeFlix Importer? If an update appeared that allowed me to send in my VHS-C footage like it does with my DV footage, 5-stars…no question about it. As is, it is a partial solution to everyone’s problem.

Found helpful by 1 out of 3 people
Version 2.0.0
Review by This-Nickname-Is-Taken-Really

Perfect - I am a professional UI designer. The user experience is clear and simple. Converts Hi8 and Digital8, seamlessly. Preview and trim. Lets you organize scenes on tapes, however, you like: combine or keep separate. The undo function saves a lot of time because you don’t need to start over. Nice compression with h264, so you don’t end up with 500 GB of files. With compression, a 2-hour, standard definition tape (640 x 480) is 1.5 GB instead of 45 GB! Requests: When changing the name of a tape after conversion, it would be great if it renamed the scenes accordingly. Would like to be able to select the thumbnail image for the tapes and scenes. Too many black when the video has fade-ins.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 2.0.0
Review by Martyjf

Just what I needed! - Thank you, thank you! Whoever designed this product really knew what they were doing. I recently decided that my project over the holidays was to digitize all my family videos. I have about 150 tapes from multiple generations of video cameras and technologies- 8, Hi8 and DVC. I tried to manually digitize a couple of my most memorable tapes a couple Christmas' ago and it was a complete bear. The transfer took forever (winding/rewinding/watching/waiting), you ended up with huge files, you didn’t have any useful way to identify separate scenes from files other than to edit out separate .mov files in Quicktime. And to make it worse, you often later discoverd that the time codes on some of the tapes were not translated well and the audio was out of sync. So that adorable kindergarten performance shot was just not the same anymore. This time around the process still takes time but it is soooo much easier. Start up a tape, come back an hour later and the files have been digitized, the major scenes are broken out with thumbnail pictucres and you have the opportunity to add descriptions to both the tape as a whole as well as to write descriptions for each scene if you so choose. Really well done.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 2.0.0
Review by jphipps

Exatly what I needed - iMovie is free yes but it doesn’t combine your clips as easily as this software. My one tape resulted in 100 clips but really I wanted it as 1 file. iMovie made a lot of assumptions on my clips and combined them in the wrong order. This software is awesome, so glad I bought it. I’m not one to usually pay for software but well worth it.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people