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Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by Mindcrime, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. Mindcrime

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    A friend wants to can anyone suggest a way I can connect a SONY CCD-TR511E to a laptop that has a firewire & USB 2.0 ports. The camera only has a composite & 1 audio out. The main prurpose will be to capture video to the HD. I have looked on E-Buyer, DABS & even the Sony site , and all to no avail.

    I appreciate any answers - even to upgrade the bloody thing!!
     
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    Looks like the only way to do it would be to get a video capture card (either standalone - I think Adaptec sell one that has composite/audio in and USB out) or a PCMCIA card (Capsure used to do one - not sure if you can still get it). The picture quality will not be as good as from a DV camcorder via firewire. If the laptop is up to it (ie fairly quick and has plenty of RAM and HD space), probably your best bet is to buy a newer digital camcorder on the classifieds and use the firewire port.
     
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    Thanks for that. I shall pass it on. Although it looks like it will now be sold for a new 'n improved digital version.
     

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