OT: Camcorder to PC
Posted December 12, 2002 - 09:31 PM
How do you download video from your camcorder to your PC?
My camcorder has a "DV" port and S-Video. No firewire.
Do you know if there is an inexpensive soltion. Like a DV to USB cable or adapther?
Posted December 13, 2002 - 03:56 AM
Posted December 13, 2002 - 03:59 AM
Posted December 13, 2002 - 05:12 AM
I've gone the firewire route as there's the least degradation of signal with that format. As well firewire will allow for your computer to control the tape deck trasport (ie.. play, record, ffwd, etc) IF and it's a big IF... the package you buy talks to your camera. Check with the manufacturer specs and see if they list your camera. Different card manufacturers work with different cameras...do some research on the web before diving out there...
Posted December 13, 2002 - 09:33 AM
Is ther a DV (firewire) to USB connector? Will USB2 be much faster? I get the feeling that a firewire PCMCIA card is going to be expensive.
I picked up a Compaq laptop last week, this week all of the prices dropped again. I might trade it in for the next model up. For about $250 I go from:
AMD XP mobile to P4, but it's not the mobile one. Is this a concern?
20gb to 30gb disk drive,
USB to USB2
16mb to 32mb (shared memory)
Posted December 13, 2002 - 12:45 PM
I bought it back in ’98 for $300 plus. Now I believe you can purchase the same thing on E-bay for under $30.
If you want, I can e-mail you an mpeg sample from my Sony 8mm camcorder.
The Rainbow Runner has S-video IN and OUT too by the way.