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Need adaptor for older Sony analog camcorder - CCD-TRV70 DC 6V

Hi - I am looking for a third party adaptor for connecting my old sony analog camcorder - ccd-trv70 - to a new dell studio 1735 laptop computer. l Want to transfer the old hi-8 video tapes to the new laptop to convert them to DVD/CD.

Please tell me you have something I can use????

Thanks much.

Dianne Bowman
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You need to get a Digital to Analogue converter such as the Canopus ADVC110 A/D Converter. (circa $225). There may be cheaper alternatives. (you might also be able to use a digital camcorder that has a built in Analogue to digital converter):
 Canopus 77010150100 ADVC110 Converter

The Canopus comes with a 6-pin firewire cable. Since your Dell Studio has a 4 pin Firewire (actually called iLink) you will also need a 6-pin to 4-pin cable or an adapter:
 Firewire 6-PIN To 4-PIN Cable

 Cables To Go - 27028 - Firewire 6-Pin Female 4-Pin Male Adapter

You hook your Sony up to the A/D converter with audio and video cables (usually supplied with your camcorder) and hook the converter to you Dell with a firewire cable. Then you capture the video using some video capture software. I don't know what comes with windows these days.



Posted on Feb 18, 2009

  • emanoow Feb 18, 2009

    I just learned that with the 4-pin firewire (I was wrong - it is not called iLink) you will need to buy an power adapter for the A/D converter - substantially increasing your investment. You must make sure that the adapter you buy is made specifically for the A/D converter that you choose. 

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