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Camcorder to laptop connection w/ s-video cable

Computer does not recognize the connection. All other components are regognized when connected. Why not the camcorder. Wanting to download video to disk.

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Cavie54,

Look carefully at your camcorder manual. I'm fairly sure that the the s-video is strictly an output to a TV or VCR recorder. Notice that the S-Video connector is located next to the white and yellow A/V connectors which are also output. Do you have an S-video input on your computer? That would be unusual unless you have added a TV tuner/DVR card. The only way I know of getting this camera's output onto a computer is to use an analog A/V converter which outputs on a USB port. One such box is the Pinnacle Dazzle device (just google it). It's about $40. Unfortunately the most popular Movie program is the Microsoft MoveMaker. Unless it has changed recently, it does not support USB input, only Firewire (IEEE1394). Some software I've used (maybe Roxio, maybe something with the Dazzle) can copy the USB input direct to DVD. Once it's converted you can source MusicMaker with an input DVD and then do your editing and creative stuff

Hope this helps??
John Estal
aka Johnny Wayne

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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