Jvc Gr-dv3

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  1. fireblademalc

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    Does anyone have any experience of vidoe transfer to P.C. with this camcorder?
    Can it be done by Firewire without using a charger base? (the manual says no and I haven't got one.
    Is J-LIP as good?
    Any ideas or comments are welcome

    Regards

    Malc
     
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    fireblademalc,

    I have the GR-DVP1 model, exactly the same as the DVP3 but has DVin disabled.

    You can transfer to a PC using just the battery, but during continuous playback/ffd/rwd the battery wont last you long. But it can be donr. The manual also says not to use the mains only when playback video on a TV. I have done this using the battery only too.

    Never used J-LIP.

    If you dont have a charger base how do you recharge your battery?
     
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    I have a dedicated charger/adapter but not the type that the camera docks into.

    It simply charges 2 batteries at once OR supplies D.C. via a dummy battery.

    I thought maybe the D.V. out was only enabled when the camera is docked in the appropriate charger.

    Thanks for the reply !
     
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    fireblademalc,

    You only need the docking thing for the USB or S Video connections.

    The battery charger with the dummy battery is what the manual tells you to use. This is just so you don't run down the battery while in the middle of transferring DV to your PC.

    But it works OK with just the battery too.

    I wouldn't worry too much about the USB connection, it's only used for transferring stills which can be done through the firewire.

    If u want to playback ur movies through S Video then you'll need the docking thing. If you not worried then the components or scart for normal connecions.
     
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    Many Thanks Mujja,

    I'll give it a try !

    It won't spoil my P.C. having some firewire ports for the future.

    It's been a pleasure "talking" with you.

    CHEERS !

    MALC.
     
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    well mujja
    i've installed a belkin firewire card and videowave 3.5
    sadly my pc or the card or the software dont recognise there is a camcorder present.
    it appears the docking station is required, unless anyone has any other ideas

    Many thanks for the help
     
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    fireblademalc,

    Is your camera a GR-DVP3 or GR-DV3?

    I thought it was a DVP3 in which case it is almost the same as my DVP1.

    I had lots of problems when connecting my DVP1 initially. Make sure your card is recognised and has no conflicts in Device Manager.
    Also if you are running Win98/ME you will need to update some DirectX 8 files. Check the MS DirectX downloads .

    Also the Frequently Asked Questions for Video Capture .

    If you have the DVP3 it should work withoout the docking station, I use mine without ALL the time.

    You shouldn't need to update any drivers when connecting your DV cam, just connect to the fireware cable and turn to PLAY mode.

    I'm using WinXP, didn't need to update any driver etc.

    P.S. remember I said I was having problems. After 2 weeks of trying I took the camera back to the shop. The guy at the store "Currys" didnt even know what to check and just exchanged it. The exchanged camera worked first time!!
     
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    Hi Mujja

    Yes it is a GR-DV3

    WIN 98 SE

    I have Directx 8.1 installed, and everything seems to be recognised except the camera.
    Ithink it needs to be 'Docked' to activate DV out.

    Anyway thanks for the help, I'll keep you posted.

    Regards

    Malc.
     

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