Getting movies to PC

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  1. silus

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    My JVC 367EK has a DV in/out facility but my laptop doesn't have a DV socket. I have a S video port. How can i get my movies from my camcorder to my laptop and back? Is it possible to do this by means of USB? I am very new to this thing so any help is greatly appreciated.

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  2. Stuart Wright

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    In a normal PC you'd use a firewire card and cable - supplied for about £30 for most appropriate places. Assuming you have a PCMCIA slot, then look for a PCMCIA firewire card.
     
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    Is there any other way to do this. I have a laptop and it doesn't have any spare slots. is there a way to use usb or s video?
     
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    I suspect the s-video port will be output only, not input
     
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    Even if the S-Video socket is input (unlikely but it might be if the laptop has Win-TV type capabilities built in), the advantages of using firewire are far better.
    For example, the camcorder will control the editing software running on the computer.
    Can't you do some card swapping? You'd only have the firewire card connected while your outputting the movies and then maybe if dumping the edited material back to tape.
     

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