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Moving recording into the computer

Although the camcorder uses an actural tape, I was wondering if there was a way I could just connect the camcorder with the tape still in it to the computer and then save the recording on the computer instead of feeding it into the television

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You need a USB video capture device. This will connect to the USB port on your computer and will connect to the video and audio out on your camera. These devices come with there own software and its pretty simply to use. I also see that the price has come down on these devices. I bought one a year ago and was around $ 70. Now you can find one for around $ 20. Here is a link which has a bunch of them for sale. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_e?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=usb+video&x=15&y=22

I hope I have been helpful and if you need any help keep posting

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

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Fidus, I am not sure where you are located but the camcorder you're trying to use now is a PAL version of Sony's 8mm camcorder. If the tapes you recorded earlier were recorded in D8 (digital 8) or 8mm/Hi8 format NTSC, they will not play correctly in this unit. The NTSC and PAL formats are different and not compatible. Hope this helps you. Joe Weibel customelectronics.org

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In 1990s Sony camcorder records movie in analog format so playing in digital camcorder like DCR-TRV730 doesn't mean it will be converted in digital format and you can not import file in PC for editing purpose. You will get analog signal while playing back old cassettes.

Regarding SP, LP speed, its decided at time of recording. Camera sens SP or LP automatically in playback and set itself accordingly.

If you want to convert old cassettes into digital format, connect our camcorder to DVD recorder and burn DVD which is digital format, copy DVD files in to PC and do desired editing.

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If this is a Dig8 camcorder, it should have a DV jack. From this, you can use an iLink cable (firewire cable) to plug it directly into your computer. If you have a DVD burner on your computer, this should work for you.

Instructions:
  1. Connect an i.LINK (firewire) cable (also known as IEEE 1394) to the i.LINK port on the digital camcorder.
  2. Connect the other end of the i.LINK cable to the computer. NOTE: The computer i.LINK ports and capture cards may have either 4-pin or 6-pin connections. Sony digital camcorders use i.LINK ports with 4 pins. If your computer only has a 6-pin i.LINK port, then it will be necessary to use a 4-pin to 6-pin i.LINK cable.
  3. Turn on the digital camcorder by moving the POWER switch to the VTR position.
  4. Cue the camcorder tape to the beginning of the video footage.
  5. Turn on the computer. Your computer should recognize your camcorder and automatically install the needed driver.
  6. Start the video capture software on the computer.
  7. Begin playing the recorded video in the camcorder.
  8. Begin importing the video with the capture software. It should now be possible to copy the video using the video capture software if the computer hardware and software are configured correctly.
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The video drum inside the tape mechanism consists of two sets of heads. One set for recording and one for playback. It's possible the playback heads are damaged, in which case the video drum will need to be replaced. It's also possible the video drum may simply be oxidized in and the camera only needs servicing and the drum deoxidized. I don't reccomend using "cleanning tapes" as they can sometimes do more harm thab good although you try. You might get lucky and this will solve your problem.

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PUEDO UTILIZAR MI CAMARA DE VIDEO SONY DCR-SR 30 COMO WEB CAM PARA MI ORDENADOR PORTATIL, ASUS?


Si puedo utilizar su camara por eso. pero, la directiones estan en engles.


Primero es para S- Video

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How to use a Sony® camcorder as a Web cam with a composite video or S-video connection.
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sp.gif sp.gif IMPORTANT: The computer must have a composite Video or S-Video input jack [FIG. 1]and compatible webcam software installed. Some computers may require a video capture card and/or sound board.
NOTE: This procedure cannot be performed when using the battery of the camcorder as a power source. If the camcorder is turned on, but not recording or playing a tape, it will automatically turn off after 5 minutes to conserve battery power. In addition, please be advised that this procedure may not work for all Sony camcorder models even when using the AC power adapter. Some models have an automatic demonstration mode that will activate after 5 minutes if the camera is turned on but not recording or playing a tape.
  1. Plug the AC power adapter for the camcorder into a working electrical outlet and then connect it to the camcorder.
  2. Connect a composite video cable or S-Video cable to the VIDEO or S-VIDEO jack on the camcorder. NOTES:
    • Sony camcorders usually come packaged with composite Audio/Video cables; S-Video cables are sold separately.
    • To purchase either of these cables, check with your local electronics dealer or visit the Sony® Parts and Accessories Sales Web site or by call (800) 488-7669.
  3. Connect the other end of the composite video cable or S-Video cable to the VIDEO IN or S-VIDEO IN jack on the computer.
  4. Turn on the camera by moving the POWER switch to the CAMERA position.
  5. Remove the cassette tape from the camcorder.
  6. Turn on the computer.
  7. Start the webcam application to be used. NOTE: Contact the software manufacturer for assistance with setting up or using the webcam software.
[[Direct Accessories and Parts Center, DAPC]] How to use a Sony® camcorder as a webcam using USB Streaming. Solution
sp.gif sp.gif IMPORTANT:
  • Not all Sony® camcorders are equipped with a USB Streaming port. For compatibility information, or if you require further assistance with any of the steps below, consult the instruction manual of your camcorder. A copy of the camcorder instruction manual is available in the Manuals/Specs/Warranty section of the Sony® eSupport Web site
  • The USB Streaming driver is not compatible with the Apple® Mac OS® operating system.
  • The computer should have a factory installed USB port and compatible webcam software, such as Microsoft® NetMeeting®.

NOTE: This procedure cannot be performed when using the battery of the camcorder as a power source. If the camcorder is turned on, but not recording or playing a tape, it will automatically turn off after 5 minutes to conserve battery power. In addition, please be advised that this procedure may not work for all Sony camcorder models even when using the AC power adapter. Some models have an automatic demonstration mode that will activate after 5 minutes if the camera is turned on but not recording or playing a tape.
  1. Install the USB Streaming driver on the computer from the CD provided with the camcorder.
  2. Restart the computer.
  3. Plug the AC power adapter for the camcorder into a working electrical outlet and then connect it to the camcorder.
  4. Connect the supplied USB cable to the camcorder and computer.
  5. Turn on the camcorder by moving the POWER switch to the CAMERA position.
  6. In the camcorder menu, set the USB STREAMING option to ON .
  7. On the computer, start the webcam software.
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