Analogue to didital Pass Through

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Viewfinder, Mar 5, 2005.

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    Viewfinder Guest

    ...
    I am looking at a camcorder that has the mini jack (not RCA) A/V combined
    in/out ( is this r/l audio and composite video all in one?) ,s-vid in/out,
    and a DV (firewire) port, will this do the job
    Your camera should come with a cable that has rca composite vid/lr audio on
    the other end that connects to this in/out port on your camera. You should
    also have a seperate s-vid (usually id-2) out (no audio) and the DV FW
    port.......this should all be sufficient.
     
    Viewfinder, Mar 5, 2005
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    Sam Lewis Guest

    Hi All

    What ports or other features does a camcorder need to provide "analogue to
    digital
    pass-through" which I gather means to connect a VCR (or other analogue
    source) to the camcorder and upload the VCR movie stream directly to my
    pc..(and not dub it to mini DV tape) ?

    I am looking at a camcorder that has the mini jack (not RCA) A/V combined
    in/out ( is this r/l audio and composite video all in one?) ,s-vid in/out,
    and a DV (firewire) port, will this do the job?

    Thanks

    Sam
     
    Sam Lewis, Mar 6, 2005
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    C.J.Patten Guest

    Ports vary from camera to camera - there's no standard.

    A Sony TRV-320 D8 camcorder has a proprietary socket that accepts a cable
    (included with camera) with three RCA plugs on the other end. Those plug in
    to the AV outs on a VCR to allow signal pass-through.

    I understand higher end cams may have S-video + RCA inputs and don't rely on
    proprietary cables.

    Look at the specs on whatever specific camera you're thinking of. If it has
    "analog pass-through" you've got the capability. If the type of connection
    is relevant to you, get more details.

    Sony at least offers PDF copies of its camera manuals online. Google it.

    C.
     
    C.J.Patten, Mar 6, 2005
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    PTRAVEL Guest

    I believe you've had this question answered in another group. To clarify,
    however, it's not only a question of ports and jacks, but whether the camera
    itself supports pass-through. The 1/8" minijack for A/V input is quite
    common. The standard output for full-quality video is a 1394/firewire port.
    However, just because the camera has both doesn't mean it will necessarily
    do pass-through. If pass-through was a feature of the camera, I'm quite
    certain the manufacturer would tout it in the advertising.

    There's no way to tell and the answer may vary from country to country for
    the same camera.
     
    PTRAVEL, Mar 6, 2005
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