Capturing analogue to JVC camcorder

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Spug, May 23, 2004.

  1. Spug

    Spug Guest

    Hi,

    I have a JVC VCR and camcorder (GR-DX95), and want to capture the VCR's
    output. But despite having followed the instructions to the letter I've
    failed.

    I really just want to know if anyone else has had this problem, or whether
    it's just me/my digicam.

    I'm using the VCR's SCART in/out, and I've tried both the S-video and AV
    options.

    Cheers,
    S.
     
    Spug, May 23, 2004
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  2. Spug

    Ocean Tragic Guest

    I've done this succesfully many times using the same camera as yourself

    Firstly though, just to check, are you attempting to use your DX95 as a
    "pass-through" device between your VCR and your PC without recording onto
    your DX95's DV tape? If so, I haven't managed to do this, but I have
    succeeded in achieving the result using two stages; record VCR footage onto
    DV tape; load DV tape footage into PC. Initially I thought this was a pain
    in the neck but it is much easier to do this than move my VCR around the
    house.

    I use the lead supplied to connect my VCRs
    phono/cinch/whatever-you-call-them outputs to the S/AV input socket on the
    camera.
    Then switch the DX95 to Play and set the menu option on the Video menu to
    S/AV Input to A/V in
    At this point you should be able to play your VCR and watch the output on
    the DX95's LCD (if this doesn't happen then this is where you problem is and
    you possibly just need to alter some settings on your VCR)
    Then (using the remote control only) you press the Start/Stop button once
    and the DX95 will go into record-pause mode.
    Get your VCR tape to the correct point.
    Press the DX95 remote control's Start/Stop button once more and the DX95
    will start recording
    play your VCR tape and you'll now be recording it onto your DX95's DV tape

    Once you've finished this, rewind the DV tape, connect the DX95 to your PC
    and capture the footage in the normal way.

    Get back to me if this doesn't work (or make sense)
     
    Ocean Tragic, May 28, 2004
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  3. Spug

    Spug Guest

    Many thanks for your help, it was very clear
    I now believe this is where the problem lies. The manual says that, at this
    stage, there should be an icon on the camera's display, but I don't see one.
    I'm guessing this is either because the camera is not working properly or
    (as I hope) the icon doesn't appear if there's no signal. I think you're
    right about my video settings, and now I know that the supplied lead should
    definitely work I'll have a further play. Cheers.

    S.
     
    Spug, May 30, 2004
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