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Analogue to DVD?

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by CatManDo, Nov 26, 2003.

  1. CatManDo

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    Hi Guys,

    I was wondering if any of you know how to capture video from my Sony
    SLV-SE8009 VCR to my Sony Vaio GRT896HP Laptop (with DVD RW drive).

    The laptop has a firewire socket which I can capture from my camcorder,
    would I would also like to convert some VHS tapes to DVD.


    Is the above isnt possible, is there a way to capture the VCR content to my digital camcorder and then download to PC?

    Any ideas / suggestions appreciated

    TIA
     
  2. shoehorn

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    Hi,
    I use one of these these
    I'm not saying you have to buy it from here - but it does work (so long as you've got USB2).

    There is a way that you might be able to use your camera as a converter....

    I asked a very similat question a while back...

    Search for "VHS to PC editing" on this forum....
     
  3. melliott1963

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    I don't know what camcorder you've got, but some do have an 'analogue in' socket, in which case you would be able to connect the VCR to the camcorder, and then the camcorder to the PC using firewire.
     
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    Depends on what camcorder you have CatManDo, with some you can just use your camera as a 'pass through' and convert composite (analogue) to DV "on the fly" without even recording it.
    failing that a TV card either external with USB or PC internal will do the trick. Converting to DV will generally give you better results if your camera cannot convert you can buy analogue to DV converters but they don't come cheap.
     
  5. CatManDo

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    thanks for your input guys...you have given me some where to start.

    my camcorder is a Panasonic NVDS-27B I think.....


    thanks
     
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    As far as I can can see from it's specification the NV-DS27B has neither 'pass through' or the ability to record analogue to tape and then replay into a firewire, so it looks as though your only option is a TV card of some sort. If you do a search on www.google.co.uk for "TV Cards" you will be offerred a large range of alternative types
     
  7. CatManDo

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    thanks beejaycee.....I will have to get one of those capture cards then.....thanks for your help
     
  8. MarkE19

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    A quick look on the internet and I found the following:

    www.ebuyer.co.uk

    Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 VideoBus
    £47.75 inc VAT
    QuickFind code: 46431
    Lets you capture video from camcorders, PC cameras, VCRs, or other analog video sources; Lets you share your video creations on tape, DVD, VCD, via e-mail, or the Web; Creates DVDs to play on your home or on your PC DVD system; Supports CD- and DVD-burner hardware; Complies with Hi-Speed USB specifications; Offers true Plug-and-Play performance or VCD Authoring; Works with composite video and S-Video devices; Supports NTSC, PAL, and SECAM video inputs; Supports 30 frames per second at resolutions of up to 720x480; Supports high-resolution, still-image capture at 640x480.

    Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Notebook Card
    £28.78 inc VAT
    QuickFind code: 34993
    Adds two 480Mbps, USB 2.0 ports to your notebook, quickly and easily; Connects two USB 2.0 or 1.1 devices; Works with any 32-bit, type II CardBus slot; Installs with easy drop-in


    If the laptop already has USB2.0 then you only need the capture device and will therefore save yourself about £30

    HTH
    Mark.
     
  9. CatManDo

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    thanks Mark,

    will certainly check those out


    thanks again
     

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