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Sony Handycam CCD-TRV21 8mm Analog

How do I transfer my videos to the computer? What type of cable do i need? Remember this is and older handycam. Do I need sofware, hardware. Please help me, I need to transfer some of my old videos to my computer for a project. Alba

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Re: Sony Handycam CCD-TRV21 8mm Analog

Hi, Based on your post/description, you would need a video capture device installed to your PC. This maybe an internal PCI card or the newer external versions via USB or FireWire such as Pinnacle, Leadtek . Most brands/models will allow you to hook the camera using RCA (yellow) connector and/or S-video (black with multiple pins). You have to use the Line-in (blue) of your PC as the audio input. In some old cameras, the audio may be mono RCA, you would need an RCA combiner (2 female to 1 male) and connect it to a stereo baby phone to RCA cable. These products come with an installer CD for the drivers and a video capture software similar to Windows MovieMaker. Hope this be of some help to you and give you an idea. Post back should you need additional information. Good luck and kind regards.

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