Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by G Hardy, May 3, 2006.

  1. G Hardy

    G Hardy Guest

    Has anyone had any success capturing from these types of camera?

    I've borrowed one for a one-off job, the PCs don't respond to plugging it
    into USB, and it "bing bong"s * when plugged in via firewire, but it can't
    be found with either MSP's capture module or Windows Movie Maker. It
    displays "MPEG-in" when plugged via firewire.

    I don't fancy capturing from its analogue-out, partly because it didn't come
    with the required analogue cable, but mostly because I've no idea what level
    of compression was used, and hence whether it can suffer any generational

    * A technical term. ;o)
    G Hardy, May 3, 2006
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  2. G Hardy

    G Hardy Guest

    Thanks, Harry. I have Ulead's MediaStudio 7.3* and that has a plugin that is
    supposed to import MicroMV - unfortunately, it doesn't work on my PC (I get
    a "Failed to build preview graph" error).

    This is a one-off conversion job, for very little money, and I'm not willing
    to (further) pollute my PC with applications I'll only ever use once, so I
    may just send the whole lot back and get him to ask someone else to do the
    job - unless he's willing to suffer the quality drop from having his video
    converted to analogue before it goes back to DVD.

    Oddly enough, MSP 8 - the latest version - does not import MicroMV. I wonder
    if they needed a licence to include the plugin, and demand did not justify
    the cost of the licence.
    G Hardy, May 4, 2006
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  3. G Hardy

    G Hardy Guest

    It occurred to me that my wife's laptop has a firewire port and MSP 7 on it,
    so I took the little camera through to it and successfully managed to
    capture some video on it. It's further than I got with my video editing PC!

    Now I just need to book her machine for five hours to capture all these
    G Hardy, May 5, 2006
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