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How to copy videos from Sony HC18 to PC?

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by Dumdidum, Apr 9, 2005.

  1. Dumdidum

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    Hello

    I have bought a Sony HC19E (Which is the same as the HC18 but with 20x zoom) and I have installed the drivers/applications from the cd...

    But now I do not know how exactly I can take the whole miniDV-Tape to a folder on my PC...

    There is a USB Streaming...

    The whole Sony Application Suite is named "Picture Package" and is mainly for Pictures (But I have a movie device?!)

    I'm really confused, isn't it possible to directly read the miniDV from Adobe Premiere?!

    Thanks

    Sven
     
  2. Brian110507

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    Yes we all do it all the time - but you need to use a firewire (aka i-link , IEEE1394, DV-port) cable and a firewire port on your PC - then it's the proverbial "piece of cake"

    If you PC does not have a firewire port you can get a card complete with cable for less than £15 - fitting is again "a piece of cake"

    A typical card and cable can be found HERE
     
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    I have no firewire and I need to get this edited in 2 days. I have a cable that goes usb from the cam to the usb to computer. I plug it in, but it does nothing. I downloaded several drivers and still nothing. Any ideas?
     
  4. MarkE19

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    Yep, chuck the USB cable in the bin!!!
    You will never get full quality video from your cam onto a PC via USB, or even USB2.0 as it is just not up to the job. The only way is as previously stated, by firewire. So you do need to get a firewire card and cable.

    Mark.
     
  5. Bigfathoss

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    After reading your comments guys I am purchasing a Belkin IEEE 1394 FireWire 2-Port PCI Card (£27 from e-buyer) and a Belkin IEEE 1394 FireWire Cable (6-pin/4-pin) 4m (£10 from same)
    Does that sound like a good idea?

    Also, I don't have any software installed that doesn't come with the basic XP Home. What is the cheapest appropriate software that I will need?

    Cheers all.
     
  6. MarkE19

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    The firewire card sounds fine, however you may have problems with the cable as it is recommended to stick to a max length of 1.8m for video capture. Try it, it may well be fine though.
    Movie Maker that is part of XP install is a great program for getting started. full help with useing it can be found Here. If you want to create a DVD then you will need to get other software to do this.

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