can't convert A to D with DV camcorder's passthru mode

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Ed, Apr 5, 2004.

  1. Ed

    Ed Guest

    I have a Sharp DV camcorder which has an A to D passthru
    mode. I hook up my VCR to the camcorder to pass it
    through and get a digital signal on the firewire going
    into my computer. This seems to work fin and the video
    monitor in movie maker shows the new video. The problem
    is that as soon as I click "record" in movie maker, the
    Sharp DV camcorder starts playing what's on it's tape and
    it stops passing the new signal thru.
    Ed, Apr 5, 2004
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  2. (Ed) wrote in
    Try taking the tape out...

    Some capture programs have a setting to not control the camera or to
    set the camera for manual control. I can't find it in Movie Maker, but
    maybe you can...

    Gene E. Bloch, Apr 5, 2004
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  3. Ed

    Brian Guest

    Check the manual that came with the camera. There should be a setting
    on the camera that prevents the camera being controlled by the
    You could try removing the tape from the camera.
    Movie maker is a bit limited in handling different situations. If your
    still having problems then I'd suggest trying another video editor

    Regards Brian
    Brian, Apr 5, 2004
  4. Taking the tape out will probably allow it to work like you want. I
    believe that step is in the instruction manual for my Canon ZR 40.

    But if you want to record a miniDV tape as a backup while you are
    importing to your PC, you might be able to get it to work if you have
    the video running before you click the Record button. The software might
    not try to start the camera if it sees video already coming in. Worth a
    try, anyway.
    Gordon B. Alley, Apr 6, 2004
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