DVRs store files on either data tapes or on hard drives or on memory chips such as SD cards. If SD card then simply remove the card and plug into a computer where it will appear as a removable drive. If internal hard drive your DVR will be equipped with either a IEEE1394 mini socket or a USB mini socket. In either case plug the appropriate cable from your DVR to your computer where it will appear as an external removable drive. If you are talking about a proprietary DVR such as a Foxtel IQ or other brand name DVR then you have to know the format of the video files. Foxtel, for example, uses their own format which can be recovered and saved to an external hard drive on a computer using a video capture card and playing the file back in real time. Time consuming, but that's how I do that. Other branded DVRs use standard video file formats that can be copied to your computer easily via an HDMI socket or USB3 or whatever it has.
Dec 09, 2013 |
Audio Players & Recorders