Though DVD and DV spells similarly, they are totally two different things, designed for different purposes. DV is a media format for storing digital videos in devices like camcorders. Its use of intraframe compression, which means each of its frame is compressed independently, makes it an ideal format for editing. DV video now can be stored on hard disc drives, flash memory cards, etc. So if you have DVDs and need DV for various reasons, you could choose to convert DVD to DV. Surprisingly, this article will show you how to get DV files using online and offline tools with far greater ease.