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Copy video to laptop

How do I copy from sony video recorder hi8 ccd-TVR238E onto my computer or laptop in order to make a dvd?

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    Shahid Electronics May 11, 2010

    CCD-TRV238E is analog camcorder and gives analog movie signal. Computer requires digital movie data so you need to connect camcorder with DVD Recorder, burn dvd disc to get digital format for further use in computer.

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You need a capture device, like a capture card or, if you cannot afford one, at least a tv tuner (on usb) be careful though, if you buy one, to be both digital T and digital C, otherwise you will experience unpleasant surprises. (as myself, when I bought a cheap one, it was just digital T, so I couldn´t use cable tv or the likes of it because it needed digital C for the job...)

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I want to dowload the video from my HVC Sony Hi8 CCD-TVR138 to my notebook. I haven´t the cable. How can I do it? Sony Hi8 CCD-TRV138 Hi-8 Analog Camcorder


You can get videos from this camera, or any analogue video source, into a computer, but you need more than just a cable. You have to play them into an analogue video interface port. These are available as expansion slot cards for a desktop PC, or as a USB plug-in interface (which is what you need for a laptop). The interface will come with drivers and probably software to digitise the video input and record it to a file. Lots of third party video editing software will also be able to accept the input from this kind of port. You don't need any "driver" related to the camera, it is just a video signal source. The connecting leads will be standard RCA signal plugs, like the ones you use to connect to a TV or VHS recorder. You probably already have a lead for this.

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SONY HANDYCAM Hi8 MODEL NO.CCD-TRV228E VIDEO CAMERA RECORDER 3-087-734-01 =7.2V 4365047 SONY CORPORATION MADE IN JAPAN TO TRANSFER VIDEO TO PC


I have Sony camera recorder CCD-TRV228E PAl Hi8.....
t is working OK,but i cant see anything on the display...
Somebody told me it was something like ICT orr TCI4 chip....
Can anybody tell me something about this probllem..??

Dec 02, 2010 | Sony CCD-TRV228E Camcorder

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I have a working TRV81 Hi8 HandyCam and 15 Hi8 tapes I'd like to convert to digital and make ready for edit on IMovie (Mac). Would appreciate any advice....


The only way to do that is to play it in a device that plays Hi8 tapes and somehow converts it to a digital signal (likely through firewire as DV), then capture it to your computer just like a digital camcorder.

There are several ways:
1. Buy a device (like a camera) that plays it, output through RCA cables to your other camera or tape deck that is digital through the line in, and then just record that. (Alternatively, you could put that signal into a DVD-R machine and record onto a DVD, then just copy the files off the DVD, if you don't have a way to capture DV through firewire.)
2. Buy a device that plays Digital8 (same tapes, but miniDV FORMAT) and output directly from the tape through firewire. This means you must buy a SONY (only brand that made [now discontinued] Digital8) camcorder or deck [if decks were made, though those are usually expensive].

So, the simple answer: get a Digital8 camera and capture, or get another digital camcorder and a Hi8 camcorder and play through the digital one into the computer.

Buying a Sony Handycam (OLDER model) will be your easiest option, and probably possible on ebay, etc., for $100-$200.


Short of this, you could look to a friend or a professional solution for just getting the tape copied (like VHS->DVD services exist, there is probably some place you can mail your tape to).

EDIT: I should add: You included "8mm" in your title-- that is a bit confusing. 8mm refers to a few formats. One is film (obviously not what you're referring to), but then there is the older "8mm" tape format; it's like Hi8, but I believe it's actually not the same tape-- unlike Digital8 and Hi8which share a physical medium. I don't think you can get an 8mm -> Digital device, so you'd need to go through the RCA cables, as described above. [And though Hi8 is actually 8mm in width, it's not quite the same as the other "8mm" format... for whatever odd reason someone decided.... frown.gif]
However, I suspect you ARE actually working with Hi8, so this shouldn't be a problem.

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Analog video to laptop computer


I recomend you to get a dvd recorder they are about 120.00 or less you conect you camera to dvd recorder and play your video and sound and at the same time record on the dvd recorder, you finalize you dvd copy and them is yours to use in your pc or mac. I do this all the time.

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Copy onto PC


You would need a Video capture card to do this you can capture it raw then convert it into DVD format. You can get a capture card from any computer store like frys.com,bestbuy.com or tigerdirect.com hope this helps

May 22, 2009 | Sony CCD-TRV238E Camcorder

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Putting on computer


Hi8 camera has analog video signal / format and needs to be converted in digital format for PC storage /use.
Best option available is to hook up Hi8 camcorder with DVD recorder and burn movies on DVD. Now you have digital files of movies and can put in PC.

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Transfer To DVD Gives an Error that indicates the content is copy protected


Amazing, CCD-TRV68 is analog video camera and doesn't have any digital signal like copy right.

Jul 29, 2008 | Sony Handycam CCD-TRV68 Camcorder

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How to copy a Hi 8 tape to a DVD on a computer


Hello,
Sony handycam model starts with CCD-XXXX shows that its analog camcorder and its picture signal is analog. You can't connect directly camera with PC to transfer files. You need to install MPEG card or some thing like that in PC 1st and this card will digitize analog picture signal into compatible format.

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Connect Sony TRV138 Hi8 to PC


dazzle capture device or buy and dvd recorder no other real options

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