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analogue video capture and editing

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

  1. ramlin

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    HI,
    I hope I am I am in the right forum..
    I am about to buy a new pc and when the budget allows a digital camcorder (probably a Panasonic DV 30).
    I also have lots of analogue video's which I would like to capture and edit on the new pc and then burn to cd-r or and dvd (when I can afford it).
    Can any one please recommend a simple (and relatively cheap) hardware/software sollution for capturing and editing analogue (and digital) video? I read some bad reviews of video capture and editing hardware/software from Dazzle
    - is there any thing else?
    Thanks,
    Clifford
     
  2. MarkE19

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    IMHO if your analogue tapes are 8mm/Hi8 then go for a Sony Digital8 camcorder. You will be able to play the analogue tapes in this and edit via firewire at no extra cost.
    If you are talking VHS then do a search on the likes of www.ebuyer.co.uk for Pinnacle. They do several versions of capture cards, some of which do DV & analogue and include Studio 8 which is a highly recommended editing software package.

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  3. ramlin

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    Thanks Mark. No the analogue videos I have are the wedding videos (on VHS) and loads of videos of the family on VHS C tape. I have a very old JVC analogue camcorder (GR-AX27) which I will be replacing soon...
    I'll look out for the pinnacle as recommended.
    Clifford
     
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    If your going to buy a camcorder, then buy a mini DV one that has analogue inputs. YOu can record your analogue tapes onto dv and then capture through the firewire.
     
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    Thanks for the advice Tommy. I intend to buy a a digital camcorder soon around the 600 pounds mark - I heard Panasonic are good. Which would you recommend?
    Clifford
     
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    Sony or Panasonic probably. Sony might have the edge picture wise. But both excellent.
     
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    I just read some good things about the canopus advc-100 for analogue capture - has anyone used that piece of kit for capturing analogue videao from a VCR?
    Clifford
     
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    The pinnacle software recommended for analogue sources is the DC10+. I can access a secondhand one including the card with S-video and composite as well as stereo audio in/outputs if you are interested. I haven't used one so can't comment on how good or bad it is.
     

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