downloading/editing video from digital tape

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Craig Hillier, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. I have a Sony handycam digital 8. It uses tape to record digital video. I am
    unimpressed with the capabilities of the software that came with the camera.
    I would like to be able to directly copy from the tape to my hard drive,
    without adding production features/music etc. and of course then be able to
    work with the video.

    Anyone have some idea of what software I could use to accomplish this.


    Craig Hillier, Jan 7, 2005
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  2. Craig Hillier

    Mike Fields Guest

    Any number of the video editors out there can edit the video. Examples
    Sony movie studio, Ulead Media Studio Pro etc. etc. (check out for lots of good info. ) As far as the capture
    from your camera, assuming it has a standard firewire interface on it (and
    it should if it is a D8), many of the video editors can capture direct,
    I prefer scenalyzer at -- it does a nice job of
    capture to .avi files on your disk, will break the recording into segments
    based on discontinuity in the time code on the tape (where you stopped/
    paused the tape) and will also do a reasonable job of capturing a frame to
    a .jpg which I often use for getting a picture for the cover of my DVD's.
    If your computer does not have a firewire interface, assuming it is a recent
    version of windows, a cheap firewire card is $20 or $30 -- a little more
    and it often comes with some sort of editor.

    Mike Fields, Jan 7, 2005
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