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Old 10-03-2004, 05:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering what the best way would be for me to transfer tapes from my sony camcorder (analog hi8) to my PC. I plan on burning them to DVD, but first things first. The camcorder only has composite cables, no firewire or USB. What would be the best way for me to proceed? I have looked at this Pinnacle video editing box, but was curious to see if I have any cheaper alternatives. I am most interested in keeping the quality as good as possible.
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...144-022&depa=0
I see that the firewire version has video formats for mpeg/avi, etc. whereas the USB 2.0 only supports diff. mpeg formats. Any suggestions? Thx.
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u've to fetch a Capture Card.

also called TV card.
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Thx for the reply. I found this, I think its along the lines of what I am looking for: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...144-502&depa=0
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no, just get something like this... http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...100-103&depa=0

u can find others like that at newegg by going to 'all catagoys' at the bottom thy have 'video devices'

or just search for 'tuner card' or 'capture card'
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the card is just an interface for u to get the video connected to the computer.

u can capture and and convert the video however u like it, softwere help and totorials can be found at sites such as...

www.videohelp.com and www.doom9.org .....thy also contain lots of usefull conversion softwere.

EDIT: just so u know... the order goes like this, u need to... capture, convert, then burn to dvd/cd. some programs simplify this for ppl who are just looking for the basics. im not familiar with the specific program names, cause iv never needed to use them.
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Thx for the reply. I found this, I think its along the lines of what I am looking for: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...144-502&depa=0
this is video convertor my friend, not capture card, this will only work as if u have like NTSC TV-Capture card already installed, and u want it to work on PAL etc.

in this case even, you'll be requiring the capture card anyway.

whatever jolancer has adviced is the right choice, rest u can get many other manufacturers etc, depending on your budget.
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apprehend the data to ensure that it has been encoded with absolutely zero errors.
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Mel Function,,,whats that man, ur all other posts are difficult to understand as u r supposed to help ppl here rather than making them confuse, as if this is a computer forum, doesnt means everyone coming here is PC freak. bring down oneself to their level of understanding things. (Thanks in advance for that)
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yea....with as many times as you have registered....you think you would have caught on by now.
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wait. i am not here for trouble. i would like to share my knowledge and help others. please give me one chance. i will respect the rules as well as users.
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