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Newbie - Transfer VHS to DV

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by hywelcm, Jan 8, 2005.

  1. hywelcm

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    Help! I've got a Sony DCR-pc101e which according to the manual can be connected to a VCR for transfer to DV. I want to transfer some old footage from VHS to DV in order to edit on my laptop.

    I've connected the camcorder via an S-video lead to the VCR (using an in/out scart adapter with S-video and phono sockets).

    The problem is I can only get a black and white picture, the audio is fine (via the Sony supplied leads).

    The S-video lead is a bog standard one and the scart adapter has gold connections.

    Greatful of any help and advice.
     
  2. Brian110507

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    Unless your VCR is an S-VHS one (in which case it would have s-video connections) you cannot connect a s-video lead to it (even using a scart to s-video adapter) and expect to get anything other than a black and white picture. Throw away the s-video lead and use the lead which came with your camcorder having yellow, red and white phono's on the end. If you already have a scart to 3 phono's and s-video connector just connect up the 3 phono's colour to colour and make sure the adapter is switched to OUT
     
  3. hywelcm

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    :thumbsup: Thanks very much for you help. I've now transfered from VHS to DV! .....the staff in the local Sony center looked at me as if I had 2 heads when I asked them how to do it! they were adamant that I didn't have an AV in socket on the camcorder.

    Thanks again.
     

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