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How do I capture vidio to my conputer

I'm having trubl capturing vidio to my conputer how do i do this and do i need speshall equipment

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You will need a capture card and a video editing program on your Windows machine, and what is known as a firewire input. Macs from the G3 upward have a firewire input built in. Macs come with I-Video program which offers log and capture and editing capability. Connect one end of he firewire cord to the camera computer output and the other to the computer. Select the log and capture option in the software and transfer video. You will need lots of hard drive space to store your video, about 10 gigs per hour. You will also need a way to burn your video to DVD if you wish to save it and view it. Some people just upload their video to YouTube, which will only accept video of nine minutes in length or less. While it may seem simple, there are a lot of techniques you will need to learn to capture, edit and output video. You will need to experiment a lo before you learn all the tricks and variations in this process/.

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

  • Arthur Aldrich
    Arthur Aldrich Dec 04, 2008

    I did some more research and looked at my stock of firewire cables.
    The typical camera connector is very thin and compact. This is a four-wire connector. Your computer should have at least a six pin (semi-round) firewire bus connector or a squarish 9-pin connector. 
    My Mac G4 laptop has a six and a nine-pin/ My I-Mac G5 has two of each. I buy a firewire cable with a four-in camera plug on one end, and a six or 9 pin plug on the other. This gets me into the capture function.

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