I have had and used this camera for almost 4 yrs., though not heavily. It has been used mostly for pass-through of analog to DV for DVD archiving. I recently captured an hour of recorded video with no problems. The next night, I tried another hour of recorded video and while the audio is OK, the video during capture is dark, almost black. Playback of captured video has exactly the same appearance as during capturing. I use the i.Link but the same happens when using the USB streaming. Analog output to a TV is fine. I have tried another i.Link with the same results.
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You will need to use a package such as Video 2 PC http://www.ionaudio.com/products/details/video-2-pc
you will use your camera as a VCR to playback the analog video and load it to your PC. You can edit the digital video and output it to DVD. There's quite a bit of information on this page for your use.
If you need a manual for your camera you can download it from https://support.panasonic.co.nz/manuals.asp
Let me know if you have any other questions or problems. Please rate this solution. Thanks.
Convert and/or record any analog PAL video source to digital video via the analog inputs. Analog PAL video can also be passed through the Digital Handycam® camcorder directly into a PC via the i.LINK® interface in real-time for easy PC editing of your analog footage
You can use an USB analog to digital converter for the analog outputs or the firewire/DV/iLink connection for the digital output, with the capturing software you can then have your videos on files or disks.
There are settings like on pg 211 of your manual you might have to switch from analog out to DV out. I bet thats it. There are other options around pg 221 for USB output settings but I didn't see any conflict but it doesn't mean there won't be some.
Good Luck. Leave a comment if you need more info . Just in case here's where to get a copy of the manual: http://www.mannlib.cornell.edu/equipmentandrooms/upload/DSR-PDX10.pdf
I'm no expert, but I don't think you can do that with just the video camera alone. First you'd have to pass your video onto a computer using dv motion studio and then you can put that output file onto a sd card. I don't think it would be possible to play that video off the card on the camera. Hope that helps
There are more direct way of transferring VHS to digital format (MPG, AVI, etc. There are now cheap video capture devices like TV tuner, or a video capture card tha connects to USB 2.0 port. However if you still want to use this camera, this ?s what you need to do.
1. Connect the camera to the PC. Most MiniDV cams have an iterface called i-link, firewire or IEEE-1394. If your computer has no shuch interface, you have to install.
2. Record the analog video to the miniDV tape.
3.CApture the recorded tape to the PC. You need to video capture software to do this. You may need to convert the format to the format that you prefer.
4. Burn the vdeo to DVD, you will need a burner and video autthoring softare such as nero.