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S-video, a laptop and a vcr

I want to hook up my laptop and vcr using s-video ports. can i do this and which application would i use to play it on my computer?

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What is the camera model, actual powerbook and vcr? And you want to do this to convert from vhs to mini dv? Your camera should have a firewire port on it called 1394. Your VCR may or may not have S-video. If not you can purchase a s-video to coax adapter ( velloy video rca ). You may also need to locate a 4pin to 6 pin firewire cable. the 4 pin is for the cam, 6 pin is for the mac. The camera then goes s-video to rca to the vcr posssibly. Again I am only suggesting this at first, guess what is standard, and what I have seen. Any other variables or specifics that I am not aware of in your case, may change this configuration. If you have Ilife 05 or later or Imovie. Plug the camera to its power source. If the firewire cable is running to the mac, and the mac it on. Turning on the camrea will automatically open Imovie. From there you can load all of the video onto the Macintosh, and do what you like, watch , edit....what have you.


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