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    Can you transfer Camcorder/video footage from tape to PC/DVD?

    Hi,does anyone know how to transfer video/tape footage from a mini dv camcorder to a PC/DVD.
    I have some old footage of my children from over 10 yrs ago and would like to transfer
    it to my PC.
    Any help appreciated.

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    Has your pc and camera got anything like a firewire port ? If not then USB ?

    Original Poster

    Squelds

    Has your pc and camera got anything like a firewire port ? If not then … Has your pc and camera got anything like a firewire port ? If not then USB ?



    Hi,there are 2 sockets on camcorder...one has EDIT L and the other is AV L,no USB socket on camcorder though.
    My Laptop has only got USB sockets.
    There is a lead with the camcorder that has a single plug at one end and at the other there are 3 plugs...yellow/red/white.
    I can watch through my TV by using this lead.
    Will i need another lead + software to do this?

    Sounds like the camera has no external outs apart from composite yellow/red/white. Unless im wrong i think the only way you are going to be able to do it is to buy a capture card for your pc... oh wait youve got a laptop... argh !

    TBH i think your best bet may well be to go to your local camera shop and pay them to transfer. Maybe look in your local paper for a video editor locally or try and find someone who has some sort of capture card. But reading the gear you have... sorry to say i think youre not going to be able to do it easily :-(

    Banned

    buy an external capture card, preferably with on board processing.
    Much cheaper than paying someone to do it (usually)

    DVD Recorder?

    Didnt think of dvd recorder jtx lol ;-)

    Depending on the inputs on the dvd recorder you may need a composite yel/red/white to scart converter. Might just get one that accepts these inputs.
    Edited by: "Squelds" 8th Aug 2010

    Hi it can be done easy through your pc just get a usb video grabber
    One of these :
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=video+grabber+cable&tag=googhydr-21&index=aps&hvadid=5217093800&ref=pd_sl_1tkzez1iml_b

    Install the program that comes with the usb grabber
    Plug your camcorder lead in and attach the yellow red and white cables to the grabber turn your camcorder on plug in the grabber to your computers usb. Run the program and you will be able to edit save and burn to dvd
    Done this with all my old videos of my kids
    Good luck

    wont let me edit my post grrrrr
    copy and paste that link above to get to the grabbers

    Original Poster

    OnlyMee

    wont let me edit my post grrrrrcopy and paste that link above to get to … wont let me edit my post grrrrrcopy and paste that link above to get to the grabbers



    That link just takes me to the Amazon site,which brand of Video grabber would you recommend?

    1616french

    That link just takes me to the Amazon site,which brand of Video grabber … That link just takes me to the Amazon site,which brand of Video grabber would you recommend?




    Hi I used to work in the security industry (cctv) and have used various expensive and cheap ones I personally would buy a cheaper one making sure it has video and audio hook it up and have a play around with it

    Something like this one and it won’t break the bank at that price
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/EasyCAP-Video-Audio-Capture-Card/dp/B0011N9QNC/ref=pd_cp_ce_2

    ATB Dave

    Original Poster

    OnlyMee

    Hi I used to work in the security industry (cctv) and have used various … Hi I used to work in the security industry (cctv) and have used various expensive and cheap ones I personally would buy a cheaper one making sure it has video and audio hook it up and have a play around with itSomething like this one and it won’t break the bank at that price http://www.amazon.co.uk/EasyCAP-Video-Audio-Capture-Card/dp/B0011N9QNC/ref=pd_cp_ce_2ATB Dave



    Mixed reviews on that model but at that price i will have a go,thanks very much for taking the time to hunt this out for me...saved me some money in the end,appreciated.

    Edited by: "1616french" 9th Aug 2010

    Hello , I have the same problem

    i Would Like To know how to get the footage of these tapes i have 1x Red , White , yellow Cable Which i plug into the camcorder then the other end to my tv and you can watch it on there , but i would like to get this on my laptop screen , i have a HD PVR Capture card is there any way i can use this , i also have a dazzle dvc100 , please help
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