I don't know what cable I need to hook my camera up to the computer and it's really frusterating. I know it is S-Video and I have a Nvidia GeForce MX 4000 agp. I have a S-video slot on the back of the computer but what do i need to get them from the camera to the computer?
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Re: Video to Computer
As far as i can tell, your Nvidia is only capable of outputting video, if you wish to input video from your camcorder you will need a video capture card. the cable will then depend on the configuration of the card, but may well be a standard s-video cable.
Try a quick visit to a computer store, and see what video capture devices they have to offer, if you need more advice on these then please ask.
An alternative solution would be to hook your camera to a stand-alone dvd recorder using the s-video connection. You should then be able to watch and edit this footage in your pc - you will probably need some software to do this(ask if you need help), but you should be able to at least view your footage in windows media player or similar.
The cheapest option may turn out to be replacing your camera with a digital one that can be directly linked to your pc through a USB connection or similar. all the processing of the image is done by the camera and the software that comes with it, so no need for a graphics capture card.
Follow this link if you wish to obtain more information about your Nvidia card.
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If you are trying to use S-Video cable from the Camcorder to the Computer, you need a video capture card capable of accepting S-Video input. Alternately, you may also use a A/V input if already one available in your Computer. Please let me know if you require any clarifications.
You'll need a computer with Firewire, aka IEEE1394. These cables don't have an end that is specifically computer or VCR ends, but they have an A for Alpha and a B size. A style connectors are the larger ones shown in the picture below.
After the cable is connected you'll need an editing program on the computer. Windows computers can use Windows Movie Maker, Mac Can use iMovie. Once connected you'll use the capture feature to get the video onto the computer.
you will need to hook your camera up to the fire wire to transfer itto the converter so connet the firewire to the camera and hit the play button however I don't know if your converter has a program that finalizes the video once your done recording. On some camera's it will finalize the DV and then it is the only thing you can use to transfer to the DV converter or to your computer, let me know what type of camera you have and I can tell you how to connect it to do it.
hello kevin. you will need the usb cord that came with your camera. if you don 't have one take your camera to walmart and get the connection cord. then hook the camera up to the computer and click on my computer where you will find the camera listed. click on that and you can download.
I believe you need the USB cable and you hook it to the computer and install the software that came with the camera and it should work, I have an A520 and at one time I had it hooked to my computer and really never hooked it up as webcam but I believe the option was there
I was told by Best Buy I could use the USB to transfer video which is not the case, you have to get the firewire cable. To get the computer to recognize the camera (for still images not video) you have to have the memory card in the camera then hook up the USB.
Do you have another video camera that will hook up to your computer? In the past, I've connected my old Hi-8 to my Mini DV, recorded the footage from the Hi-8 to the Mini DV and then digitized on the computer from the Mini DV. You will however need some video software like iMovie for this solution.
You can also, hook the Hi-8 camera up to a VCR or TV using the appropriate cable and view it that way.