I want to transfer all my vhs to dvd, i have a sony trv-18e, the manual says it cant do it, only the sony trv118e, there is no setting in menu to set the dv out to on, in whatever mode you are in, but looking on some forums it seems it is possible, what am i missing?, im using firewire dv out lead into imovie on mac, and the scart audio video lead that came with the camera to connect the vcr to the camera, the book describes a vcr mode, which my camera doesnt have, it only has a player mode
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Is it possible the VHS you're trying to copy is copy-protected? Apparently, the MC6 displays "waiting for signal" when you're attempting to copy a copy-protected (commercial) video. I had success converting my own homemade VHS tapes. I just bought my MC6, and thought I'd pass along some tips I got from others: You know you're recording when a red ring around the large Record button lights up and it actually says "recording" on screen, and adjust HQ to SP to get 2-plus hours of video on the DVD.
I don't know what recorder machine you have or what your hooking up to do your transferring. You cant convert VHS movie to DVD by plugging in RCA jacks from VHS player to DVD recorder. DVD reads digital and VHS does not because it reads analog and out put analog. you have to covert VHS movie into digital in order to transfer to DVD. There is a program you can buy call Roxio Easy. great stuff, cost 59.00 buck for your desk top computer, everything you need is there to transfer VHS to DVD...hope that help some, good luck.
I lost my software installation CD of sony handycam Model dcr-trv 285e.
Hence I am not able to transfer the pictures from handicam to Laptop.
please guide me how to download the software so that I can transfer
pictures from handicam to Laptop
Wow! What a job. The solution depends non your patience, technical skill, and the amount of time you have. You can use a telecine transfer box or, what I do, projeect onto a white card and video tape from the image on that card. A white card works as well or not better than a transfer box, because there are no cheap mirrors to distort the image.
Here are some techniques:
Use a variable speed projector, set to 18 frames per second (fps) to reduce flicker.
Project onto a dull white card from about 3 feet away.
Set your camcorder up behind the projector on a tripod. Use MANUAL FOCUS. Set the shutter speed to 1/60 MANUALLY. Set the white balance MANUALLY to artificial light. Using the automatic features on a camcorder will give you an unstable picture as the camera tries to adjust.
You can capture directly to DVD or VHS tape, or better yet, directly into your computer. If your camcorder has an S-VHS output ( a round 4-pin plug) and your VCR or DVD recorder has an S-VHS input, use S-VHS for better color.
Leave the room lights on while capturing.
Zoom up on your image, set your white balance on the camcorder and begin the transfer.
I do not use a regular movie screen because it is beaded and gives you an image broken into little dots.
Experiment until you get the best results. Then write down all the settings and use that as your guide for future transfers.
If you need to edit, you can edit on your PC using I-Movie or a similar program, or use assembly editing from one deck to another - VCR to DVD-R or VCR-VCR. Use the pause and record button to skip over parts you want to delete. If you use your computer you can add titles and music. You can also add music using your VCR or DVD recorder if you have the patience.