I am using Dazzle 150 to convert analog to digital
my device is recognized by the computer and will do a capture.
Unable to access the files though because they are on 25 fps (PAL) format. Although the camera says it is NTSC.
At a loss as to how to get the videos downloaded to my PC.
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Re: problem with Sony Hi8 ntsc playback
Do you have firewire ( IEEE 1394 } input on your computer if you do. You can transfer direct from your CAM to computer or burn into DVD without using Dazzle 150 see how to do it in user manual if you have not user maual, download from Sony Web
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since your camcorder is an analog unit,it's not designed for direct computer connection.connecting to the computer will have to go thru the a/v cable.either you use an analog to digital converter device (like dazzle) or install a video capture card in your computer (but if your PC has it all you need is to run the supporting software for that device and your a/v cable). editing of course is made after downloading the videos to your PC and possible with the use of a video editing software.
your camcorder has only A / V out.. it does not have USB or Firewire as some later models have ... so you need a Video Capture Device ... those are available as a card that is installed inside your computer or as an external USB device .. some of these devices use only SVIDEO which this camera does not have .. so you need a capture card that will do composit NTSC video ... most of the older ones do that .. then you might need adapters if its connectors dont match your camera .. the capture card or device usually comes with simple video editing software that can burn to a CD or DVD .. or you could use more elaborate software like Nero (nero 9 is the latest i think) .. there are many other editing programs available ..
here is a review of "video capture devices"..... http://www.aboutvideoediting.com/hardware/top10.shtml
some video cards already have "video in" connector .. its often SVIDEO .. so that wont help .. but some have analog (composit) inputs that you can use ..
here is such a USB video capture device that will work with your camera .. ........ http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3428849&sku=A03-7134
Vista should be able to download this without any issues as it already includes the drivers. i was able to do this with my sony dcr-trv250 painlessly over the ieee-1394 (firewire) port using the DVD capturing bloat-ware (Ulead DVD creater) Toshiba had already installed for me. My toshiba satellite is running Vista Home Premium.
as regards analog hi8 playback, the product manual for the 250 says that this is NOT supported, i.e., it CANNOT play back analog hi8 tapes. Also, i wonder if PAL would be supported here in the US (assuming you're in the US, of course). I would expect only NTSC support. but it's a moot issue, since it doesn't play analog
Color: Black Part No.USBG-VX3VISTA COMPATIBLE USB Video Adapter USB 2.0 Audio/Video Grabber S-video& Composite AUDIO AND VIDEO GRABBER FOR WINDOWS VISTA GrabBee X+ USB 2.0 Audio/Video Grabber New Generation USB2.0 Audio/Video grabber is the best ideal companion for your portable audio/video application. Real-time MPEG 1/2/4 recording make you have powerful video application on hand. GrabBeeX+ USB 2.0 A/V Grabber is the bridge between your computer and analog camera, VCR, camcorder or other video source. GrabBeeX+ USB 2.0 Video Grabber is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and is ideal for both notebook and desktop computers. Applications : Video recording & editing Take photo Video email Security monitoring system Features : Small Wonder--Dimensions are (L)81mm x (W)30mm x (H)15mm Audio and video go though USB 2.0 bus (WinXP) to make best performance High speed USB 2.0 data transfer rate for best video recording Encoding MPEG 1 or MPEG 2 format directly use InstantMPEG Technology, Ideal formats for creating VCD or DVD movies Up to 25 fps motion capture capability at 720x576(PAL) & 30 fps at 720x480(NTSC) SnapShot function support Composite, S-Video analog input, NTSC, PAL and SECAM multi system support Recording period setup Composite, S-Video analog input, NTSC, PAL and SECAM multi system support Support Brightness, Contrast, Hue, Saturation, Sharpness control Powerful video editing function include Motion Video Special Effects/ Title Effects/ Picture-in- Picture Effects/ Slow & ast Motion Video Effects/ background music/?color background/ Transitional Effects Plug & Play Low power consumption. Ideal for portable computer too No Battery---No need to install batteries or run off the wall adapter
Specifications : Video input : One RCA composite, One S-Video.
Video system : NTSC, PAL and SECAM multi system support Audio input : in WinXP, go through USB; in Win2000, go through sound card
Motion capture : AVI format from 160x120 to 720x576 resolution MPG format from 320x240 to 720x576 resolution Still image capture : BMP/JPG/TIF/PCX/TGA file format
Performance : Up to 25 fps at 720x576 for PAL, 30fps at 720x480 for NTSC Power Source : 5VDC,300mA(max) through USB port Minimum System
Requirements : USB 2.0 equipped computer Pentium 4 1G or above 128MB of RAM Windows 2000/XP Sound card
Package Contents :
GrabBeeX+ USB 2.0 Audio/Video Grabber
GrabBeeX+ drivers CD
Ulead VideoStudio editing software
I have heard this works, going to try one today, I have tried EVERYTHING else, downloading drivers, diffferent programs, firewire cords, so I think this will work, when I googled our specific camcorder, this matches, also, some people are selling the exact sony camcorder on ebay with this included, stating they have used it to connect to their pc. Hope this helps.
I have a sony handycam ccd-trv 308 hi8 analog camcorder and I was trying to transfer videos from it to my computer. However, when I plug the S-video cable to the handycam and my computer, nothing happens. Does my computer require a driver to recognize the handycam because I cannot find any in the sites of sony for my handycam's model. Or am I using the wrong wire?