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How to get the video to a computer

I was wondering if anyone knew how to get my video off of this old recorder to my computer and make an imovie and  youTube it.  Does this Sony Handycam DCR-TRV130 even have that ability?

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Re: how to get the video to a computer

If it's an analog camcorder (and I think it is) you'll need some video capture hardware to do this. There are a variety of devices made by companies like Canopus and Pinnacle that will do this. There are also some video cards that have this capablity. You might also consider using a set top DVD recorder that has this capablity. If you don't want to invest in the hardware you can use Google and type "video capture services". I'm sure you'll find someone who will provide this service for a fee.

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Re: how to get the video to a computer

No this is a digital video camcorder. The only outputs are S-video and an A/V connecting cable with red/yellow/white connectors on the other end.

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Re: how to get the video to a computer

Another suggestion is to use the firewire connector which is under the removable cover below the light. That will give you the digital output you are looking for. (assuming that you have the cable and PC connection)

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