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Broken DV port

Recently I discovered that the DV port on my camcorder was broken; so I am not able to transfer video from the camcorder to the computer. I don't know what to do? Please help me.

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Re: Broken DV port

I sugust you get a capture card with rca jacks and a line in converter cable and use the cards capture software to record from camcorder to computer and then use a editing software to output to dvd or vcd for playback the 2 programs I use are pinnacle studio 10 plus and ulead dvd moviefactory for output to media. then if you wish you can get the camera repaired so you have got firewire port back or dv port as its known. good luck on this one

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