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Transfer my minidv camcorder film onto DVD

I want to copy the film from my camcorder onto dvd - can you help???

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Re: transfer my minidv camcorder film onto DVD

You need to download the movie to a computer and store it in a video file. Then you should be able to use a software program to burn it to a DVD. I use a TIVO for watching and burning my videos. You don't need a computer. You save the video by recording it to the TIVO's hard drive then after it is on the drive you DUB it to an empty DVD-R disc.

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