Transfer data to PC

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Phil, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. Phil

    Phil Guest

    I have a Canon MV650i which to be honest I have rarely used.

    I would like to start using it and to edit some footage.

    What is the best way to transfer to my PC, what connections would I need not
    sure if I have fire wire????or whatever it is called and what does it look
    like

    Many thanks

    Phil
     
    Phil, Sep 30, 2006
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    Jukka Aho Guest

    Firewire (aka "IEEE-1394" aka "i.Link" aka "DV IN"/"DV OUT") is your
    best option here. On your camcorder, the Firewire connector is located
    on the front, under the removable cover below the microphone grill,
    right next to the s-video connector. It is labelled as "DV".

    If your PC doesn't already have a Firewire controller, you will need to
    buy one. If it is a normal desktop PC, usually you would buy a Firewire
    controller on a PCI card. They look like this:

    <http://www.zkurd.org/hamiddurudi/images/Film/film4.jpg>

    Your camcorder has a small 4-pin Firewire connector, but many PC
    firewire cards - such as the one illustrated above - come with large
    6-pin Firewire connectors. Hence, you may need to buy a 6-pin to 4-pin
    Firewire cable which has the large connector on one end and the smaller
    one on the other end.
     
    Jukka Aho, Sep 30, 2006
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    Tony Morgan Guest

    There's a run-through of the basics at:
    http://www.camcord.info/basics

    There's a bigger choice of video editors now, but the principles are the
    same.
     
    Tony Morgan, Sep 30, 2006
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  4. Be careful you don't get the one that's the other way around :)
     
    Laurence Payne, Sep 30, 2006
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  5. Phil

    Phil Guest

    Many thanks for the feedback guys

    Phil



     
    Phil, Sep 30, 2006
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  6. Phil

    Phil Guest

    Thanks for the help, have purchased the connecting lead and now can transfer
    ok
    Thanks

    Phil
     
    Phil, Oct 1, 2006
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