It seems that most of the posts I can find show me how to take a VMDK and convert it to an FTK Image for processing. I'd like to go the other way, and get a bootable VMWare image. I've found the Virtual Forensic Computing tool, but I'm just a hobbyist and cannot afford to buy it. I was hoping LiveView would have been my savior, but it doesn't like the FTK image format.
Is there a tool that will do this for me for free with a little work? For example, I know that if I could get it to just a raw "dd" style dump, then I could use qemu-img covert to make it a VMDK.