VCR to PC capture

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Guest, Oct 28, 2003.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I have trawled thru the NG posts to get some answers to some questions
    without success and hope that someone will be able to provide an informed
    view on the following.

    I want to transfer short video clips from a VCR to my Sony laptop. I have
    Moviemaker, Premiere and Pinnacle editing software on the machine all of
    which I have used to differing results when editing DV tape from my Sony
    TRV10 DV camcorder which is connected via a firewire card and cable.

    For the VCR capture I have tried a Belkin analogue capture device which had
    3 phonos and an SVHS input and connected to the laptop by USB 1.1
    port/cable. The results of the capture were low resolution picture quality
    and out of sync audio. Neither of which are acceptable for the end result I
    want to achieve.

    Questions:

    1. What other capture device options / makes are available at a reasonable
    price and which give a decent i.e. watchable end result?

    2. On a previous posting someone said that it is possible to use the DV cam
    as a 'passthrough' device which then transfers the video/audio to the laptop
    via the firewire connections. I have no idea if this is the case, can
    someone give me further details of the settings connections etc?

    Hopefully the responses may be of interest to other people in the same
    predicament, thanks in advance

    Regards

    Tony H.
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    Guest, Oct 28, 2003
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  2. That is quite normal for USB 1 capture devices. They simply aren't
    fast enough.
    Your TRV10 camcorder!
    See my comment there. Look for 'Recording video or TV programs' in
    your manual.
    Regards,
    Harry.
     
    Harry Broomhall, Oct 28, 2003
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  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Harry

    I can find no reference at all in the manual to 'Recording video or TV
    programs'

    Any other ideas?

    Regards

    Tony H.
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    | On Tue, 28 Oct 2003 15:32:18 -0000, "<<<Tony H.>>>"
    |
    | >I have trawled thru the NG posts to get some answers to some questions
    | >without success and hope that someone will be able to provide an informed
    | >view on the following.
    | >
    | >I want to transfer short video clips from a VCR to my Sony laptop. I have
    | >Moviemaker, Premiere and Pinnacle editing software on the machine all of
    | >which I have used to differing results when editing DV tape from my Sony
    | >TRV10 DV camcorder which is connected via a firewire card and cable.
    | >
    | >For the VCR capture I have tried a Belkin analogue capture device which
    had
    | >3 phonos and an SVHS input and connected to the laptop by USB 1.1
    | >port/cable. The results of the capture were low resolution picture
    quality
    | >and out of sync audio. Neither of which are acceptable for the end result
    I
    | >want to achieve.
    |
    | That is quite normal for USB 1 capture devices. They simply aren't
    | fast enough.
    |
    | >
    | >Questions:
    | >
    | >1. What other capture device options / makes are available at a
    reasonable
    | >price and which give a decent i.e. watchable end result?
    |
    | Your TRV10 camcorder!
    |
    | >
    | >2. On a previous posting someone said that it is possible to use the DV
    cam
    | >as a 'passthrough' device which then transfers the video/audio to the
    laptop
    | >via the firewire connections. I have no idea if this is the case, can
    | >someone give me further details of the settings connections etc?
    |
    | See my comment there. Look for 'Recording video or TV programs' in
    | your manual.
    |
    | >
    | >Hopefully the responses may be of interest to other people in the same
    | >predicament, thanks in advance
    | >
    |
    | Regards,
    | Harry.
    |
     
    Guest, Oct 28, 2003
    #3
  4. Er - we seem to be working from very different manuals.

    It occurs to me that the TRV10 is not input enabled in the EU.
    This is confirmed by that model appearing in the list for a DV-in
    enabler.

    Whether the DV-in enabler would enable the analogue-in as well I
    have no idea.

    If nobody here has experience of doing this on a TRV10E, then you
    might want to try asking on the BB at www.simplydv.co.uk, where quite
    a few knowledgeable people hang out.

    Regards,
    Harry.
     
    Harry Broomhall, Oct 28, 2003
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  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Yes you may be right. I have enabled via a software widget the DV in to
    allow me to output finished tape back to DV cam.

    I'll try your suggestion to see if this would affect the analogue in
    function.

    Thanks.

    Tony H.

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    | On Tue, 28 Oct 2003 16:59:47 -0000, "<<<Tony H.>>>"
    |
    | >Harry
    | >
    | >I can find no reference at all in the manual to 'Recording video or TV
    | >programs'
    | >
    | Er - we seem to be working from very different manuals.
    |
    | It occurs to me that the TRV10 is not input enabled in the EU.
    | This is confirmed by that model appearing in the list for a DV-in
    | enabler.
    |
    | Whether the DV-in enabler would enable the analogue-in as well I
    | have no idea.
    |
    | If nobody here has experience of doing this on a TRV10E, then you
    | might want to try asking on the BB at www.simplydv.co.uk, where quite
    | a few knowledgeable people hang out.
    |
    | Regards,
    | Harry.
    |
     
    Guest, Oct 28, 2003
    #5
  6. Aha! If you have done that then it may be worthwhile downloading
    the manual for the cam from Sony's US site to see how to get the
    recording to work.

    I don't have the URL handy (as I'm at home) but if you can't find
    it post again during the day (UK) and I'll dig it out.

    Regards,
    Harry.
     
    Harry Broomhall, Oct 28, 2003
    #6
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Found the link, I'll have a look and let you know.

    Regards

    Tony H.
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    | On Tue, 28 Oct 2003 18:52:54 -0000, "<<<Tony H.>>>"
    |
    | >Yes you may be right. I have enabled via a software widget the DV in to
    | >allow me to output finished tape back to DV cam.
    | >
    | >I'll try your suggestion to see if this would affect the analogue in
    | >function.
    | >
    |
    | Aha! If you have done that then it may be worthwhile downloading
    | the manual for the cam from Sony's US site to see how to get the
    | recording to work.
    |
    | I don't have the URL handy (as I'm at home) but if you can't find
    | it post again during the day (UK) and I'll dig it out.
    |
    | Regards,
    | Harry.
    |
     
    Guest, Oct 29, 2003
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