New camcorder or video capture and keep the old one?

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by PacMan, Oct 15, 2006.

  1. PacMan

    PacMan Guest

    Hi there,

    hoping someone can give me some useful hints about this.

    I have a number of 8mm tapes stored, and that's the camcorder I'm
    currently using, about 4 years old now. I also have some older VHS
    tapes, also personal and family recordings.

    Now, for a couple of reasons, it makes sense to combine and edit
    several of these recordings.

    I'm looking at the Pinnacle Studio, which I can plug both the
    camcorder and the video player into, Jessops have one but special
    order only:
    Anyone have any experience of this?

    The other option would be to buy a new camcorder which allows
    recording from analogue inputs, like this JVC one:

    I'm not familiar with the software from Pinnacle, if I got a digital
    camcorder I'd probably use Nero Recode. Clunky and simplistic, but
    would suit my purpose.
    PacMan, Oct 15, 2006
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  2. PacMan

    G Hardy Guest

    Have you tried Windows Movie Maker, which is a free download for XP?
    G Hardy, Oct 15, 2006
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  3. I assume you have Firewire. If so I would buy a new camera with
    analogue pass through and use Windows Movie Make, which is free and is
    easy to use. If you want something more sophisticated get Premiere
    Elements. Adobe do a bundle with Photoshop Elements with a £20.00 cash
    back offer.

    My twopenneth
    Margaret Willmer, Oct 15, 2006
  4. PacMan

    PacMan Guest

    It was round about Sun, 15 Oct 2006 17:15:18 +0100,, when the famed
    Margaret Willmer was struck by a sudden insight:
    I've got Firewire, got MovieMaker, Hadn't thought of pass-through, I'd
    envisaged myself recording stuff onto the new camcorder, then
    uploading it to PC ...

    Thanks for the info: appreciated.
    PacMan, Oct 15, 2006
  5. PacMan

    PacMan Guest

    It was round about Sun, 15 Oct 2006 14:38:29 GMT,, when the famed G
    Hardy of the dreaded NTL was struck by a sudden insight:
    I've tried it, but just for making slides from my DSLR. Nero works
    better for this, in my experience.
    Thanks for the feedback.
    PacMan, Oct 15, 2006
  6. PacMan

    G Hardy Guest

    But slides from the DSLR weren't mentioned in the OP...
    G Hardy, Oct 16, 2006
  7. PacMan

    G Hardy Guest

    It could be worth watching the results from Jonathan's post, under this one,
    where he's asking about passthough...
    G Hardy, Oct 16, 2006
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