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Is this the right product for me

I am trying to find an adapter that I can connect to my Proscan 8 mm tape camcorder to transfer the tapes to my pc, I can't tell whether the camera mate real time produce will do this, can someone verify this?

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Yes, but make sure the model type is what is listed below although they should all be the same today as there are no standards war. For your PC you will need a video capture card unless your video card has it, chances are it doesn't. You would have an adapter already that came with your video card that has plugs coming out. There would be 5 or 6. If you don't go to or and do a search for "video capture card" Prices range from $50 and up. Get one with the best warranty is my advice and if you wish I will find one for you from a reputable card maker. Just ask me by commenting below. And if you have any questions about the details below just ask me by commenting back to me.


SmartDisk Real-Time Video Producer (DPS-70000)

Adapter Type Video Capture
Interface with Host FireWire 400 (IEEE 1394)
Video Input S-Video • Composite Video
Video Output S-Video • Composite Video

Platform PC

Technical Features
Supported Digital Video Standards
AVI • MPEG-1 • DV • MPEG-2

Audio Support Included

Analog Video Format NTSC • PAL

Capture Resolution 720 x 480 • 720 x 576
System Requirements
Operating System MS Windows 2000 • MS Windows XP

Posted on Jun 04, 2008

  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Jun 06, 2008

    To sum up, if your camera won't provide digital ouput, then having a digital input solution would make no difference. If your camera only has a yellow video rca plug out and/or USB out then analogue is what matters and the capture card is the only option to support your camera and the Smart Disk Producer will give you all the features you need to edit your video to your heart's content. Once, you outgrow and want to do more then you can look at software such as Sony Vegas Studio.



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