import taped based video from my camcorder to my pc?

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  1. ssjautobot

    ssjautobot Banned

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    pretty self explanatory, im trying to find out how to import videos from my camcorder, which is taped based, and upload them to my pc. how do i do that?
     
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    skywarp The extra Autobot

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    The easiest way to do that is with an external codec box. Which encode the video going into them in to a dv stream and sends it out over firewire and into your computer.

    I have a sony DVMCA - DA2, which is out of production. But you can get a inexpensive one at best buy. Just make sure it sends the video over firewire. So you get the best qualty video in the end.
     
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    There are a plethera of USB/Firewire video converters out there that will take an RCA or S-video connection and convert it to a digital format for you.

    What kind of camcorder do you have, I know some have a built in port to connect the camera directly to a PC and software to capture it.

    Either way the video will most likely have to be captured in real time and then compressed to a useable format (i.e. MPEG, MPEG-2)
     

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