Sony DCR-PC4E digital camcorder....single shots to hard drive?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Al Zheimer, Apr 11, 2004.

  1. Al Zheimer

    Al Zheimer Guest

    I have had my Sony camcorder for a couple of years now and have used
    Pinnacle 8 successfully to copy a movie to the hard drive and burn it to a
    DVD
    Decided to try it out on single shots using the single shot button on the
    camera (no sony stick)...problem is.......how do I copy the single shot pics
    to the hard drive?
    Please help if you can.
    Thanks
     
    Al Zheimer, Apr 11, 2004
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  2. The single shots on my Sony camcorder are stored as about six seconds
    of repetitions of one frame, just as though you had taken a 6-second
    video of a still picture. So you would just capture it the way you
    capture any video.

    Unless your camcorder is different, of course...

    Do you have a manual for the 'corder?

    HTH,
    Gino
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Apr 13, 2004
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  3. Al Zheimer

    Al Zheimer Guest

    Thanks for reply Gino....yess I have the manual but it not helpful.
    I have just found out that I need Pixela Image Mixer to get the single shots
    on to my hard drive. This program is on a CD which is provided with the cam
    corder.
    Unfortunately I have lost the CD so looking for this program called Pixela
    Image Mixer
    I am hoping somebody can email it to me if I give my real email address.
    Thanks
    Tom
     
    Al Zheimer, Apr 13, 2004
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  4. I'm guessing that if you can't find that S/W, there may be other
    programs that'll do it. Google, and with luck you'll find a free one
    :)

    Also, if I'm right about the format of the non-memory-card stills,
    if you capture the tape footage in the usual AVI fashion, your
    current editing S/W may provide a way to capture a still frame from
    the AVI file. Hopefully it would then let you save it as a jpg or
    whatever...A quick look at the Pinnacle Studio 7 manual says that it
    will save such a capture still image as bmp (it just happened to be
    the first printed manual I could find at this moment; I don't even
    have any Pinnacle S/W on my computer any more!).

    I guess the Pixela S/W might do it in a more convenient fashion, but
    tre other should work OK.

    Good luck.
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Apr 13, 2004
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  5. Al Zheimer

    Al Zheimer Guest

    OK Gene ...again many thanks for your reply..I have found Pixela using
    Edonkey (it is 200 meg) and now have it installed!
    Thanks again for your help
    best regards
    Tom
     
    Al Zheimer, Apr 13, 2004
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  6. I hope you finally upgraded from your legacy 1200 baud modem :)

    Glad you got it going,
    Gino
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Apr 15, 2004
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