Re: transfering video casette recording to my computer
if you want to transfer from VHS or an analog camcorder you need a capture card or TV card (some mother borad and graphic card have this on board).but if you have a DV camcorder check this:
if your computer and camcorder have fire wire port (IEE1394) use it and otherwise use USB (low qualty).
for software I could suggest video studio, adobe primaire (full or element) windows movie maker, or any othe program which comes with you camcorder.
I hope this helps...
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Be sure that there is enough memory that will store the recorded video. If there wasn't enough memory then delete or transfer important recorded video on your pc by downloaded it. If you still use the casette tape, be certain that your battery is in good condition and setting for video is in the right place. I hope my advise will help you.
You can connect the Camcorder to the Computer using A/V interface to transfer the recordings to Computer.
Once you transfer the recordings from tape to computer, you can use any burning software to burn the recordings to DVDs.
In order to capture the analog videos, you can use the Windows Movie Maker available in the Computer.
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needs drivers to install camera to laptop. or In order to place taped videos to the PC, you need a Fire Wire port on your computer, a 6pin to 4pin fire wire cable, and a lot of hard drive space. One hour is about 14 gigs when transfered 100% uncompressed. After editing and compression though the file size is very manageable.
**For every minute you record it takes one minute to transfer to the PC* or you need a usb videop capture to transfer video to your laptop
You can use a card reader to transfer your file from your handycam to your computer. Remove the memory card in your camera and insert it to the card reader and insert it to your computer to transfer your recorded video.
Hi there. You need to transfer your videos to your computer and then burn them to DVD using a program like Record Now, or Nero. You should be able to get this from Best Buy, or you can get it online from their websites. If you have any other questions, let me know with a comment. Thanks for coming to FixYa.
Hi! If you go to the Canon, they have a trouble shooting section. I copied and pasted some information below. Good luck!
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How do I transfer video tape recordings to a computer via Firewire? Solution:
Transferring video recordings to a computer ZR80, ZR85, and ZR90
Transferring Video Recordings to a Computer
can transfer recordings to a computer using the IEEE1394 (DV) terminal.
With the ZR85 and ZR90 transferring video recordings via USB is not
Before starting the video transferring, make sure to prepare the following:
computer equipped with a IEEE1394 (DV) terminal or a IEEE1394 (DV)
capturing board (the IEEE1394 protocol is frequently also called
"Firewire" or "iLink").
A DV cable (sold separately)
Video Editing Software
can use (1) the video editing software that came bundled with your
computer or video capturing board, (2) the video editing software
included with your operating system ("Windows Movie Maker" with Windows
Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows XP and Windows ME,
"iMovie" with Mac OS 9 and later), or (3) video editing software
purchased separately, with features ranging from very basic to very
The appropriate driver
driver is included with Windows operating systems later than Windows 98
Second Edition and Mac operating systems later than Mac OS 9. The
driver is installed automatically when you connect the camcorder to the
computer. No additional driver is necessary or available.
Start your computer. (If
this is the first time you are connecting the camcorder to your Windows
based computer your computer will display the "New Hardware Found"
message while the driver is installed automatically.)
Set the camcorder to mode.
the camcorder to the computer with the DV cable as shown below. Once
the camcorder and computer are connected together the camcorder will
display "DV IN" on the LCD/viewfinder. This message confirms that the camcorder is ready to receive or transfer video.
Refer to the instructions for your video editing software to download your video from the camcorder. Note:
Because procedures for digital editing software applications vary
greatly, Canon cannot offer any additional support or suggestions
regarding downloading and editing your video. Please refer to the
software publisher or your computer manufacturer (if the software came
with your computer) for assistance in using the software.
Operation may not work correctly depending on the software and the specifications/settings of your computer.
the computer freezes while you have connected the camcorder, disconnect
and reconnect the DV cable. If the problem persists, disconnect the
interface cable, turn off camcorder and computer, turn camcorder and
computer back on and reconnect them.
Before connecting the camcorder to the computer using a DV cable, make sure that camcorder and computer are not connected with a USB cable, and that no other 1394 device is connected to the computer.
We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source while it is connected to the computer.
Refer also to the instruction manual of the computer.
programs ZoomBrowser EX and Image Browser included with the supplied
CD-ROM are intended for use only with images recorded on the memory
Video recordings on the tape cannot be transferred to the computer using the software included with the supplied CD-ROM.
You need some hardware to transfer the tape digitally to your computer. I use a cheap device from Best buy that ran around twenty bucks. It has software with it and everything. Basically its a device that has RCA ports and an S-Video port on one side and connect to the computer through USB. Its kinda a headache cause you have to play the Digital 8 tape through the hardware on to the computer and save it as a MPEG. Then you can put it on a flashdrive or email it to people. Much easier just to get a digital video camera if you have the funds.
I suggest getting the PCI IEEE 1394 also known as FireWire card. Most of the time these Firewire card comes with a Video editing software but verify because you will need some form of video editing s/w to record the video. After recording then you can edit it however you like and transfer to DVD/etc.
Always a pain in the as to edit video. I've done it a couple of times. So have fun. I still have not manage to find a Video editing s/w that will do a 5.1 audio or multiple audio tracks (similar to switching between languages)