Capturing video from a DVD / DVD recorder?

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by willcarter, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. willcarter

    willcarter Guest

    Sorry for the newbie question, but I'm trying to resolve an issue
    mentioned on a separate post, where I'm having trouble getting my PC to
    recognise my camcorder.

    As a workaround, I was wondering about buying a cheap DVD recorder, and
    recording from my camera onto DVD. Could I then capture the material
    from the DVD for editing using my editing software (Power Directer)?
    I've had a quick look in PD but can't immediately see a way of
    capturing from a DVD or other storage media. Is this usually possible?


    willcarter, Feb 16, 2006
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  2. willcarter

    John Russell Guest

    It's usually called "importing".
    John Russell, Feb 17, 2006
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    Trev Guest

    The movie will be converted and compressed when recorded to DVD you can just
    pop the disc in to the computer DVD drive and copy the Vob files to the hard
    drive then rename them mpeg. Whether your editor can edit these compressed
    files easily is another mater some struggle some dont.
    You might be better sorting out why you can not transfer your files
    Trev, Feb 17, 2006
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