MicroMV

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
    loss.

    * 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
    tapes!
     
    G Hardy, May 5, 2006
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