How to capture streaming DV feed for editing?

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Tiny Tim, Mar 1, 2004.

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    Tiny Tim Guest

    I want to capture my old s-VHS home videos to burn to DVD (doesn't everybody
    these days :) ). I only want the most rudimentary editing facilities -
    cutting and titling would be enough - as provided by Windows Movie Maker 2.

    My DV camcorder can receive an s-video stream as input and convert, on the
    fly, to DV output. But MM2 will not accept a streamed feed. It seems to need
    a timebase code, which requires me to record everything to DV tape and then
    replay it back out again. Well I don't want to turn a 10 hour capture
    exercise into one lasting 20 hours, or to piddle about rewinding tapes for
    each hour of video, so is there anything *free* and compact that will
    capture a live DV stream?

    I know Videowave will do it, as I used to use that, but I don't like it much
    as an editing package and do not want to bloat my system with several 10s or
    100s of MB of unrequired software.
    Tiny Tim, Mar 1, 2004
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    Jake Guest

    You could take a look at - go to Problem Solving ->
    Checklist and about 1/3 way down the page, under the heading "Computer and
    Movie Maker 2 Limitations", 3rd paragraph, is a little bit about this and a
    link to a MS utility that may help.

    Jake, Mar 1, 2004
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  3. Tiny Tim

    Tiny Tim Guest

    Thanks very much for the link. It looks like it is exactly what I need. I've
    already downloaded and installed the app and will give it a go soon.

    Tiny Tim, Mar 1, 2004
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    Tiny Tim Guest

    Tiny Tim, Mar 1, 2004
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    Jake Guest

    Pleasure :)

    Jake, Mar 1, 2004
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    Tony Morgan Guest

    Have you tried with no cassette in the camcorder, and on REC/STDBY?
    Compared with the amount of disk-space that video takes, that should be
    the least of your worries.
    Tony Morgan
    "In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice,
    there is." - Yogi Berra
    Tony Morgan, Mar 1, 2004
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