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Help with cable needed to transfer from analogue Viewcam to digital Canon mvx200i

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by dyngoo, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. dyngoo

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    As per subject, I'm trying to find a cable that will link my old analogue Sharp Viewcam to a Canon MVX 200i digital cam.

    The Sharp cam's mono audio / video out is via a cable with 3.5mm jack (goes into Viewcam) with 2 x RCA male jacks which would usually have connected into TV or VCR.

    The Canon input is via a 3.5 mm jack.

    Would an audio 3.5mm jack to 3.5 mm jack do the job or do I need to find a video cable with female RCA jacks and a 3.5mm jack to plug into the Sharp's cable & complete the connection.

    Cant seem to find any cables from searching around. Any help appreciated.

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    AFAIK the jack plugs on these camcorder leads are not the same as those on a set of headphones etc. Therefore I think your best bet is to get a couple of These to join the 2 sets of leads together.

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    Hi

    Was the Sharp ViewCam Video 8 format? I copied my old VHS videos onto DVD using a bog standard VHS video deck connected up to a Sony DVD recorder and the results are perfect. The connections on your Sharp are Composite I take it? Unless you have composite Video input or Analogue Video input on your Canon or S-Video input then you'll have to resort to some kind of cabling setup as suggested by the other contributer.
     
  4. dyngoo

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    Thanks for your replies.

    Eventually tried a standard phono 3.5mm jack to 3.5mm jack (£2 from B&Q of all places!) and it works perfectly.

    David
     

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