Question about Canon ZR20 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
I would like to copy the many DV tapes I've created over the years to a hard drive based storage, what is the base procedure. I have PC based PC with XP OS I also just bought Western Digital external hard drive 640 Giga
To transfer video off your minidv cassettes from your camcorder you would need to have a firewire connection to your PC. Either a 4 to 4 pin connection (laptop) or a 4 to 6 pin (desk top computer). USB is used only for picture still transfer. Here are the steps;
1. Plug your mini Dv camcorder into an outlet
2. Plug in you firewire connection into your computer, then plug the other end into your camcorder.
3. Turn on your camcorder and switch your camcorder to Play/VCR
4. Select the software that you want use to do the transfer. Windows Movie Maker is the most assessable software since you have XP on your computer
5. Name your file
6. Select capture from video device (automatically will allow you to save the entire tape and manually would allow you to capture parts of the tape).
Those are the basic steps in some detail. You can save your file from there or you can go on to edit.
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