I am trying to copy video from my Sony Digital 8 to my PC for editing and burning to DVD. I've been stuggling. Via various google searches...I first downloaded a program called AVS DV to DVD program. It doesn't seem my camera. I then downloaded and installed (I think properly) the Sony drivers and installed the Windows Media Encoder. When I open up the encoder and follow the prescribed steps (http://www.departments.dsu.edu/library/VideoTransfer/Sony_Cam_Transfer.html) the encoder does not list my camera in the list of devices. My PC does recognize the camera's memory stick which I have used to transfer still pix to my PC. I just can't successfully get the video's. Do videos have to be on the memory stick? I'm lost.
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Sony CCD-TRV138 is analog video-8 camcorder that can not be hooked directly with computer because computer needs digital data file where as this camcorder is an analog and has no digital file format.
If you want to transfer CCD-TRV138 movies in computer, you need to convert its analog Audio-Video signal into digital format then save it in computer for further process/ edit etc.
Hook CCD-TRV138 with DVD Recorder in AV Input and burn a DVD, this process will convert analog movie into digital data format, put that CD in your computer and copy-paste files in computer.
Hope this info will help you.
This model has iLink: IEEE 1394 firewire port. If you don't have a firewire card, you can probably find one pretty cheap on the internet (try ebay).
Windows has movie maker, which when the camera is connected, will allow you to capture the video from the camera on the comptuer, although there is no DVD burner software at least on the XP version (not sure about Vista). I use Nero for the whole process: capture, edit, burn to DVD.
Since my request..Found i could answer my own questions. Brought firewire card with 6 pin socket.Also brought a cable with a 6 pin to fit the firewire card @ a 4 pin on the other end for the camera .Found my install cd. Loaded the USB installation. Got my connection completed between the camera @ the computer.With regard to the tape formats no problems at all.With nero 6 not sure yet.My home movies go back as far as 1989 and the quality is as good as new.Hope SONY don't stop making the dv tapes. With the external hard drives for editing @ storage need an answer for capacity James from Auckland New Zealand.
CCD-TRV58 is analog camcorder and can not be connected with computer directly as camcorder does not have USB or iLink/ DV ports. Computer needs digital format movie data to store / edit files. You need to hook camcorder audio-video out to DVD recorder and burn DVD of camcorder movie so you will get digital format of movie. Put that DVD in computer and copy files for further process.
Hi, If you are asking about CCD-TRV211 camcorder? CCD-TRV211 is analog Video-8 camcorder so its movie data is not digital and can not be connected directly with computer via USB port. Best and easiest was is to connect camera with DVD Recorder and burn DVD, this will convert analog movie file into digital data and you can copy it to hard disk of computer.
In 1990s Sony camcorder records movie in analog format so playing in digital camcorder like DCR-TRV730 doesn't mean it will be converted in digital format and you can not import file in PC for editing purpose. You will get analog signal while playing back old cassettes.
Regarding SP, LP speed, its decided at time of recording. Camera sens SP or LP automatically in playback and set itself accordingly.
If you want to convert old cassettes into digital format, connect our camcorder to DVD recorder and burn DVD which is digital format, copy DVD files in to PC and do desired editing.
Converting analog video, like from Hi-8, 8mm, and VHS to digital video is not as simple as plugging in a cable. If you happen to have a DVD recorder deck, you can burn a disc from the footage directly. Otherwise, you'll need to get some sort of capture device that converts the analog information to digital, then burn a DVD. I use a Hauppauge TV capture card, it converts signals from coaxial cable to digital on my hard drive. There are small, USB-based video capture devices readily available, some come with editing software, but you can always use Windows Movie Maker on a PC, or iMovie on a Mac.
I found the best way of editing the footage from these cameras is to put the DVD disc into your computer and copy the contents of the VIDEO_TS folder onto another folder on your hard drive. The uses a video editing application which is specifically designed for the MPEG format. I would highly recommend the low cost "Womble MPEG Video Wizard" which is available for a 30 day trial at www.womble.com.