Analog Video capture not working through Dell Movie Studio
I'm trying to transfer analog home movies from my Sharp slimcam camcorder to my Dell PC. I've got the audio/video cables from the slimcam inserted into the Dell Movie Studio Plus IEEE-1994 ports and I'm receiving the audio, but not the video. I'm using the Roxio Videowave Movie Creator for the capture.
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<p>Equipment needed <br />
<p> <br />
<li>Analog Capture Card (you can find prices here)</li>
<li>Sound card (some capture cards has their own audio input)</li>
<li>Capture Software (Windows Movie Maker 2 can do this)</li></ol><br />
<p>Steps to perform<br />
<p> <br />
<li>Hook up your capture device to your computer</li>
<li>Turn on your PC, install the drivers</li>
<li>Hook up your analog player to your capture card with the
<li>Load your capture software</li>
<li>Set the capture options (video and audio)</li>
<li>Start the capture process</li>
<li>Start the playback on your analog device</li>
<li>Once the analog device has finished, press stop</li>
<li>Stop the capture process</li>
<li>Save the video</li></ol><br />
<p>Remember, you capture card merely records the signals that
comes from you analog device. If the footage is blurry and choppy, it's
probably because of aged tapes or dirty video heads.<br />
To transfer video from this camcorder to a PC, you need a 1394 cable (also called a "Firewire" cable, and your PC must have a 1394/Firewire connector as well. You can use Movie Maker (which comes with Windows) as the capture software, or you can download Scenalyzer (shareware), Studio (from Pinnacle), or Vegas Movie Studio to do the capture.
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...
To transfer video you need to use firewire, not usb. If you use firewire to connect, set the camera to the 'play' icon and then open up a capture program (ie, movie maker) you should be able to just record/capture from there. Good luck!
Since VHSC camcorders feature only analog outputs: it is not possible to connect the camcorder directly to a PC (unless a computer video card is equipped with analog inputs). The only way to transfer images from the camcorder to a PC will be using an external device capable of analog/digital signal conversion. JVC has released a capture device model, GV-CB3U which has the capability of video capture of a single frame in either Bitmap or JPEG format. The GV-CB3 can be connected to any video source through a standard video or S-Video connector and download single image to a PC using serial port (RS232C communication port). The JLIP Video Capture software necessary to transfer images to the computer as well as connecting cables are supplied with this product. You can also use 3rd party hardware (Video Capturing device) to send information from your camera to a PC. Visit your local PC or Office store for more information on other video capturing devices.