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How do you get the videos from the tape on to your computer?

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You connect with a firewire (not USB) cable and use Windows Movie Maker for PCs or iMovie for Mac.

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I have a VPW8OU vIDEO CAM CORDER. i AM WONDERING if I can play the tape onto my pc somehow


Tape video recorders are unfortunately old technology. Video sent to a tape is not a fully digital file in the sense that it is not read by computers and has to be captured when you play it back into the computer and turned into a video file. Unless you are savvy with computer connections and software requirements and are able to connect up the camcorder so that it is recognised by the computer AND capture software, the easiest way might be to get someone to put the tapes down onto a dvd for you. Many retailers advertise this service.

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I AM UNABLE TO COPY VIDEOS FROM TAPE TO PC


Welcome to FixYa!

Copying from TAPE to PC requires 4 things. The video cam where the TAPE will be played, a FIREWIRE compatible cable, a FIREWIRE card installed on your computer and a SOFTWARE that supports a firewire device that would record the video.

Unlike Digital Videos that you can just copy and paste the video file from the video cam to the computer, the tape to pc transfer is more of recording the video in from the video cam by playing it in real time while the computer is recording it.

This is a sample of a FIREWIRE card that is installed inside a computer.
An external USB version of this is also available.

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This is a sample of a FIREWIRE cable.

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Windows MOVIE MAKER is an example of a software that can be used to record the videos. It supports FIREWIRE devices.

Here's a sample video.



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Do not have an installation CD. How can I transfer the captured video to my computer. Can I get the required driver for my panasonic NV-VZ18


Im assuming this is a tape camcorder. If so, you need to identify what type of tape it records onto.

I believe mini DV is the easiest to digitize. For that you need a IEEE 1394 input on your computer, and video capture software on you computer.

I cant say much about older tapes, except that most any tape there is some sort of external USB converter for a PC for about $30 (very roughly)

hope this helps!

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Conversion vhs to dvd


I can only offer you 1 option for this case.
In converting the VHS video tape to DVD you can use computer. All you need to have is the VHS player with RCA audio video cables. Then a computer that has video capture card or USB capture card. This will take time but you can just transfer all the copyrighted videos to DVD and to computer data (post to internet)

*Needs realtime transfer VHS to Computer with the prefered resolution option.
*Burn to DVD, it will depends on your DVD drive speed.

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How do I get tape film from A Sony Video camera onto my computer without the camera?


You should have a video capture card in ur pc and then Connect ur Handycam with component video and then record ur video in your pc.then burn it

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Viewing Tape recorded from a different camcorder


If you want to record your video tapes on to DVD's using your computer you will need to install on to the computer a video and audio capture card that is compatible to the player that you are going to use for the source. Along with that you will need to install the necessary software that comes with the capture card set, and also you will need the matched interface cables. The computer will also need a large enough hard disk to hold the video information.

You need a player that is compatible to read the old tapes. You can feed the player to a video capture card on your computer. You can then record the video programs on to your computer. After they are recorded, you can start buring DVD's.

There are also professional services that will transfer video tapes to DVD's. They will have much better quality equipment than what you could afford for home use, and you will save a lot of time, energy, and cost compared to doing this yourself, unless you are determined to do it and don't care about the time and cost.

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Transfer video from tape to computer


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You will need a firewire cable to successfully transfer video from your tape to your computer. It also greatly helps to have a firewire port on your computer. Once you have connected your firewire port on your camera to the firewire port on your computer, you can use windows movie maker to transfer video to your computer. (File > Import for Digital Video Camera)

If this has helped you, please report this problem as fixed :)

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Transfering video to Mac


Digital video on the ZR400 is transferred to a computer only via the DV out port, which will connect to a firewire port on a PC or a Mac. USB will not transfer video, only images to and from the card.

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Recording of video in order to burn to DVD on a GSA 5169D


put tape on the hole on top of the tapes and you shoud be able to record. its tape on the top or pull the top off i cant remimber which one it is but this is the answer.

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