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WANTED: Cheap DV camcorder

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1y, 10m agoPosted 1 year, 10 months agoFeedback:5 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
I've been asked by some family if I can convert some mini DV camcorder tapes into DVD format, so does anyone have a mini DV camcorder?

Pref with a USB connection, as my laptop doesn't have a firewire port.

Let me know what you have, and what price you'd like for it.

Even better if I can borrow it, will pay all costs of course.
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1y, 10m agoPosted 1 year, 10 months agoFeedback:5 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative

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You'll not get much through USB . All the MiniDV camcorders I owned had Firewire ports which is a high speed transfer method to the laptop or PC .I used Pinnacle Studio to capture with excellent results . Only my old laptops have Firewire ports as the newer camcorders now take SD cards , so I understand why you have no means of connection . Best to leave it to someone who has a Firewire card in a PC and a camcorder .
I've done quite a few tapes for people over the years but I understand you dont want just anyone to mess with precious tapes .
I can get an external adapter if needs be, or a PCMCIA firewire card.
Easier to buy a cheap standalone DVD recorder
I had a cannon camera that the tapes would not play in a Sony dv camera. Jumped about. Buy the same camera to second hand off eBay to be sure your old tapes play
i have a sharp viewcam-z, it will be perfect for what you want to do. the only issue with it is that when you fully open the screen it shuts down. if you rotate the screen then turn it on it works fine. £25 delivered.
I have a JVC mivi cam somewhere. I'll take a look. I'm guessing your in DE55 so I'm not far just just off J26 M1.
Interested in both, can you both confirm it'll record from a tape to your laptop/pc?

I bought one from Cex awhile ago and all it did was chew up the tapes (losing me the only copy of my son being born)
Yes it does work, i will get it out later and do a test on it as its not been used for a while.
Cool, keep me posted. Thanks.
Hi, unfortunately i cant find it anywhere. I had put it out of the way, but not sure where it is. I do have a sony handycam, but would want more for it, if you were interested.
Just need something that'll enable me to transfer the tapes to the laptop, it won't be used after that. How much did you have in mind? Seller States the price ;)

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