The problem I am having is transferring the video from the digital camera to the computer.
When I try to capture the video from the camera to Premiere the option says the device is offline. The computer is not picking up the camera. I know the camera is able to transfer the data. I have created DVDs before. So, what do you advice me to do? Is it a hardware or software problem? What options do I have?
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Re: Capturing Video from Camera to PC
It sounds like it could be a hardware issue. You may need to check under your computer to see if the camera is showing up there. If it's not, check your device manager to see if the camera shows up there. If it shows up with a yellow icon next to it, you may need a driver and you can try to update it via the automatic update by right clicking on the device. Also if you have more than one device showing up there, you may want to disable or power off the other device and any other imaging software that may be conflicting with the connection.
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If what you want is to transfer it to the computer, then just transfer it after capturing the video using an usb chord. If what you want is to use this as a digital cam, then you have to install a certain software.
The USB cable is only to download still images recorded on the memory card, using the software that came with the camera. To download video, you need to connect to a computer with a Firewire cable, and have video editing software on your computer to communicate with the camera.
It is your USB cable you will use to transfer your videos
from your camera. Connect your camera to your computer. Play the video. As the
video begins to play you will select “capture” from the menu (depending on the
application you are using to playback the video). Adobe Premiere and Ulead
Visual Studio are very good for capturing/downloading videos from camera. The
fact is video editing applications are perfect for capturing. Please note
Downloading videos from camera is always achievable only by “capturing” and to
capture a video you must play it back. You cannot download videos like mp3s by
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I think u r transfering movies or videos wrong way.Actual Procedure is Like this
1.First Connect the camera to the Video capturing cards or Ports of computer.
2.Open Video Capturing Application installed in your pc (comes along with Your capturing device)
3.then Play the videos in Your Camera
4. Then Start Capture in computer.
This is the actual way of capturing Videos to the PC.I think it helps
If it is not Just check the camera audio video jacks.Adjust the TV system(PAL or NTSC) in camera and PC.
If it is not solves u r Problem.Come back with further Information.
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To get your footage into the computer from DV tape you need a four pin firewire (IEEE1493 or iLink) cable from the camera to a six pin cable into the computer. USB will not do a proper job, it's for downloding photos or as you already mentioned, Web caming.
I envisage two options for you:
1. Install a video capture card in your pc. Choose one that has ports that match your analog camcorder ports. Best option: Separate capturing using S-video + a separate audio connection. Common and simpler option: Campture "composite" video using one video + one audio jacks. You don't need a new camera to make DVDs from your analog tapes.
2. Buy a pass-through (must be this type, not all digital cameras have this function!) digital camera. Connection and flow: analog camera (or your analog VHS VCR)to digital camera (via RCA cables); digital camera to pc (preferably using Firewire)- all simultaneously. Here, the digital camera will perform the function of a capture card.
You will certainly need a software to capture via capture card/pass-through digital camera to your pc hard disc. Your captured video on pc can be initially in AVI/ DV AVI(better options to edit) and then convert to MPEG2 (DVD) format, or directly in mpeg format (with poor editability). Frame size (capture resolutions) should be as big as possible.
In any case you will need some basic knowledge on digital video, capturing, and editing. And all the nitty-gritty that you will need to know can be found somewhere like "Digital Video Primer" and "DVD Primer".
Since VHSC camcorders feature only analog outputs: it is not possible to connect the camcorder directly to a PC (unless a computer video card is equipped with analog inputs). The only way to transfer images from the camcorder to a PC will be using an external device capable of analog/digital signal conversion. JVC has released a capture device model, GV-CB3U which has the capability of video capture of a single frame in either Bitmap or JPEG format. The GV-CB3 can be connected to any video source through a standard video or S-Video connector and download single image to a PC using serial port (RS232C communication port). The JLIP Video Capture software necessary to transfer images to the computer as well as connecting cables are supplied with this product. You can also use 3rd party hardware (Video Capturing device) to send information from your camera to a PC. Visit your local PC or Office store for more information on other video capturing devices.