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Digital Camcorder help

Q: Digital Camcorder help

hello, my analogue camcorder has finally given, and i've decided to upgrade to digital, however my budget is quiet small, and i have very little knowlegde of digital camcorders. Any advice on what sort of specs i should be looking for would be great.

I will be using the camcorder, for just general family stuff, the kids birthdays, christmas, school concerts, etc.

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I need to purchase a digital camcorder for a specific purpose.

What is the best value in the marketplace today?

I am looking at a Canon HF-M301 @ Costco

I need to record current customer testimonials at venues (home shows, fairs etc) to edit into a promo reel

Will be recording both indoors and out

Needs to be quick & easy, must have great sound capabilities as we need to record comments

It will not be posted on youtube etc but I need to be able to have users (other vendors) be able to access on a subscription service.

Thanks for your help


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I'm looking to replace our old Digital 8 Sony Handycam with a newer SD Card or HDD camcorder. I was looking at the Sony DCR-SX44 at Best Buy, but Sony's site claims that the supplied software won't work on Vista or 7 (x64) machines. I currently upload our tape videos through firewire onto my Linux Laptop.

I was hoping to find a camera that I could move the files from the camera (either an SD Card or USB (HDD), and burn to DVD from my Vista machine.

Any thoughts? Is it possible to run Sony's software in Compatability Mode to run, or is there a fix to this?

I have a Win7(x64) machine at work that has VirtualXP mode set up, but I would like to be able to upload movies at home, not on my work pc.


A:What digital camcorder should I buy?

What is your Price Range and What Model/Make would you prefer?

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I am looking to get a camcorder to make movies for several school projects, and I am looking for a dirt cheap one. I don't really care about quality/brand name, but it does need to be able to capture several minutes worth of video so that I can then take it home to put it onto my computer to edit. My question is, what type of memory should I be looking for, and what camcorder would you guys recommend?

A:Digital Camcorder

What's "dirt cheap" to you? If price is the primary concern and quality is irrelevant, then recommendations don't make much sense. Just pick the cheapest one you can find.

Here's one for $40.

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I am in need of assistance picking out a good digital camcorder. Forgive me if this is not the correct forum for this question, it is the one that seemed the closest to what I am looking for.

I need a digital camcorder that will allow me to shoot a video (obiviously ), upload the video to my PC, and then use Windows Movie Maker to make adjustments and such to it. Also, I need it to be able to be a camcorder that can be used as a webcast camera, if that's possible.

The price range that the company wants it to be is somewhere between $500-$700 if possible.

Any suggestions?

A:Solved: Digital Camcorder help

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Just bought a new JVC HDD camcorder and the downloaded files are a .MOD file type. Do I need to convert these to another format somehow? Neither Windows Movie Maker or Roxio Media Creator seem to recognize these files as movie files.

A:Trouble with new digital camcorder...

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I have a digital video camcorder from Panasonic model PV-GS9. This model does not come with any software.

I have a recording that I want to trabsfer to my PC. I have the correct cable to connect the camera to the PC usb port, I have installed the correct usb driver from the panasonic website and I have winXP and was planning to use windows movie maker. I have very little editing to do, it smore a need to get the video onto the PC that I am having difficulty doing.

When I connect the camera the o/s sees the connection as indicated by the remove h/w safely icon in the system tray that appears. However when I start the windows movie maker it does not seem to be able to retrieve the video footage. The manual that came with the camera seems useless as it only talks about how to do it with the panasonic s/w....the same s/w that does not come with the camera.

Any help would be appreciated.


A:Digital Video camcorder

The camera should be in the VTR mode----Go to file---Capture------If the automatic capture doesnt work, try starting your camera manually.

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I have a digital Panasonic Hard Drive Camcorder (model no SDR-H18) and I'm trying to convert a VHS to it so I can edit it on my computer. I have a cable that plugs into the A/V slot on the camcorder, and has the RCAs on the other end, I hoped that plugging the RCAs into the VCR would do it, but i guess it's not so easy.
Is it possible to convert the vhs to my camcorder? If so, please let me know what I'm doing wrong, thank you so much!

A:Capturing VHS to Digital Camcorder

What video card do you have for your computer? If it has video in/video out, you could easily edit in windows movie maker

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I just got a sony DCR-TRV140 digital camcorder, and my friends and I filmed a movie. I tried to connect it to the computer, but it did not work. I am connecting it using USB to a SOny Vaio. We already opened the box, and the 15% retyurn thingey is to much. Any help is greatlky appreciated.

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Hi I have Happauge Win Tv 2k version 3.31 which worked fine with my Canon MV 200 camcorder.
I had to have computer formatted and cannot remember the settings and it won't work
The Tv part of it is fine I just can't find the video channel
Clicked on everything! Can anyone help a learner please?

A:Win Tv 3.31 and digital camcorder settings

Seems like your not looking for a channel, but a input setting.. The camera should be plugged into the component input. There should be a hammer or wrench icon somewhere for the settings. There may even be a input button on the remote control if you have one..

I have: Pinnacle PCTV Studio Pro,
ATI TV wonder
Kworld 878 RT

Three tuner cards but no winTV

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My son plays alot of sports and I am tired of using my digital camera to try to catch action shots. Are there any camcorders that allow you to take a movie a pick out a frame to turn into a jpg with the same quality as a digital camera? If they can, what do I look for to get the best quality image.


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I just bought a SDC 103 Samsung mini-DV camcorder for the main purpose of recording movies and putting them on my PC. When I bought it, from Target quite pricey too, I also bought 2 tapes that applied to this type of camcorder. When I got home, I opened up the camcorder box and found the Driver disk. I quickly installed all the drivers and applications the CD had on it. Then I rebooted my PC.

Then I put one of my two tapes in my camcorder and recorded a test movie to see how it is etc. I watch the replay of the movie on my camcorder and everything looks nice. Then I hook up the camcorder to my PC through the USB port and open up the media application. This is where I find out that I can only save movies and/or pictures to my PC only with a Memory Stick.

So couple days later I buy a 128MB Sony memory stick that applies to my camcorder. I put it in and took a couple of pictures and recorded some test movies. I saw that the pictures on the memory stick didn't look too good, so I looked into the manual and found out a way to make them look a lot better.

Now the movies, again the main reason why I got this camcorder. I read on the box and on the side of the camcorder that the file quality of the movies are in "MPEG4" which uses a top notch codec called 3vix. So I am thinking the movies are gonna look nice when I transfer them from my memory stick to the PC. However I find out the they are very choppy, like a low Frames Per Second rate. The movies are in .ASF form... Read more

A:Need Digital Camcorder advice

It's not the camcorder, its the transfer with USB (I'm betting). By yourself a firewire card (I394). They are only about 30 bucks or so.

Another thing, you want to make sure you've got plenty of space on your hard drive and also make sure no other programs are running in memory.

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Well I just bought a brand new Sony Handycam DCR-HC30, I trusted Sony because I trust their quality but I did have the option of Panasonic. The specs for it are pretty decent and it seems pretty decent for it's price but I want to know what you think about that camera. Thanks.

A:Tell me what you think of my new Digital MiniDV Camcorder

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I have a panasonic Digital Camcorder with usb support and DV out.

I installed the drivers that come with the camcorder... now my problem is...

If i plug in the usb port to transfer still images first, thats all i can use. If i plug in the firewire card it tried to install the drivers from some location and fails.

But if i install the drivers and plug in the firewire cardin first, the only the firewire will work... usb will not function.

i have no clue wat to do.

The firewire cable is plugged into DV outin the camcorder and into the firewire card on the pc... usb cable is connected to the two usb ports on cam and pc...

thanks loads...

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I have a JVC Video Camera GR-D270U and wish to download the video onto my Notebook. I operate with Windows Vista. I have a USB port connection with the camera to notebook, but nothing happens. When I purchased this camera, no CD or software came with it. Please help, I have spent toooo much time surfing for an answer. Thank you!

A:NEED HELP! JVC Digital Camcorder GR-D270U

Most MiniDV cameras use a firewire port for video transfer. Programs like Windows Movie Maker (comes with Vista/XP), Ulead, Pinnacle Studio, Adobe Premiere, and Sony Vegas have built in processes to recognize and read firewire data from camcorders.

If you have a USB port, it is likely used to transfer data from the SD card on your camera. Newer video cameras like the Flip and Kodak will use the USB for video, but on your older JVC, I don't think so.

See if you can find a manual for the JVC and make sure before you go and buy a firewire adapter for the notebook.

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I recently bought a Canon ZR85 DV camcorder and and having some problems with the pictures that I take. The camera has 2 modes, video and picture. The video works just fine, and what I see on the flip-out screen is excatly what it looks like on the TV. But when I take a photo, what I see on the screen is not what I see when I upload it onto my computer, the pictures are almost always black except for a few. Why does the screen not accuratley depict what the picture is going to look like? If it works for video why not photos? How am I supposed to know how it will turn out if it ends up being much darker? It doesn't make any sense.

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Model JVC GRD93
HP Pavillion A420N
XP operating system.

HAve connected the camcorder using the USB cable and when I try to hook up to yahoo or msn, it says camera is not connected.
I've redownloaded everything 3 times with no effect

Can you help?

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hi all,

i own a panasonic pv-gs12. i want to transfer my video to my computer. i bought a IEEE 1394a firewire card, which came with a DV mini cable to connect my cam and the card. it also came with some video software for editing videos once they're on your system. now, i have installed the card in my pc and apparently it's working. in the control panel under system it shows up as working properly without any yellow ?'s or red !'s. the problem is that when i plug the computer into the camcorder there is no change. it acts as if it's not plugged in. when i go to my video editing software and create a video name and hit capture it says "no capture device is connected".
i am running a p4 3.2, win xp pro. oh the instruction for my camcorder says "our dvc being ohci compliant should have no problem working with any OHCI compliant firewire card" which is what mine is. any ideas?


A:connecting a digital camcorder to your pc, help

I use Sony Digital Video & Still cameras. On both they have to be in a "transfer" mode on the camera itself.

When I plug my cameras in XP automatically recognizes a "new device" and that is the handshake from device to computer.

If your XP is not popping up the balloon notification then:

Camera not set to transfer (possibly)(don't know your camera)
Cable Bad
Card not operating Properly

I would double check the camera process via instruction manuals.
Then maybe try another firewire device.

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I'm a total newb, and i'm quite sure this is a stupid question, but doesn't digital camera have higher megapixels than camcorder? I'm looking to take some videos, and i'm wondering whether i should just use my 12 megapixel camera to take the video, or to buy a camcorder.

Basically, my question is - Why a camcorder?

A:Digital Camera Vs Camcorder

It depends on what you plan to record. Many cameras also record video but they have a wide range of problems.

Some of them are
Poor quality microphones

CMOS sensors instead of CCD's (this causes the rolling shutter effect where when the camera pans or a object moves quickly, the top of it stretches backwards) video showing problem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPz4DuV6uOc&feature=player_detailpage#t=26s

For lower quality point and shoot cameras, the record video tends to have more image noise as you have a high pixel density image sensor, and in order to do 30FPS in lighting scenes where you would normally be using the camera flash, the camera will have to crank the ISO extremely high, causing less detail and more noise as compared to a dedicated camcorder.

If you are using a DSLR, the image sensor is high quality and the picture can be extremely sharp, but there problem with the way the picture is processed when getting a low res image from a high res sensor, you are more likely to get a moire problem
video of problem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lgw90AYbaYM

in the end, a depending on the scene, a dedicated camcorder will give better video quality than even the highest quality DSLR, the main reason why they are popular in low cost video production is because you can use a wide range of lens in order to get a wide range of effects that used to be reserved for the $100,000+ cameras (TV shows such as House and many others use DSLR's for tight scenes wh... Read more

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If anyone here is familiar with the Canon Digital ZR45 Camcorder?

I was wondering if you can copy the videos from the camera to the computer? Or does one need to just continue to purchase the little cassettes that the camera uses in order to save the videos?


A:Canon Digital CamCorder

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when I connect DVC to usb port, win98se recognizes new hardware,installs driver. In device manager, dvc mass storage is shown under usb device. This is all correct according to operating instructions. When I go to "my computer" to access removeable storage device, there is no icon for it. I can't access photos from sd card in camcorder.


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My wife and I are going to be buying a digital camcorder soon and I was wondering if anyone had any advice on which brands/models are the best buy. Currently we are looking at either the Sony DCR-TRV22 or DCR-TRV33, but are open to any suggestions.

I don't expect to be doing much with the camera other than taking video and, for the time being, converting it to VHS tapes. Some time in the future we will buy a DVD burner and will want to put the video on DVD, but for now we will have to put them on VHS to make them easier to view. I don't plan on doing much video editing if any, but who knows, that is something we may want to do in the future. I guess our main concern is having a camera that is easy to use and takes good quality video. In addition, I think we want to go with the color viewfinder for times we choose not to use the LCD to conserve battery.

One concern I have with the Sony models I mentioned above: They use the touch LCD screens for accessing the features. How quickly does this wear on the screen. In other words, am I going to have to replace this screen in a year?

Thanks in advance for any and all advice.

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I just bought a new computer w/ Windows 7. I have a 5 year old JVC digital camcorder that uses the mini-tapes. The camcorer came with a USB cable that plugs into the side of the camera. I plugged the other end into the usb port on the computer and turned it on, but nothing happens. I tried several times but my computer seems to not recognize it at all.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Jon

A:why isnn't my jvc digital camcorder recognized?

Hi have you checked here to see if it is compatible Windows 7 Compatibility: Software Programs & Hardware Devices: Find Updates, Drivers, & Downloads

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Hey guys,

Looking to buy my first digital camcorder, and after much searching found this or this one(a little more expensive)

There's no mention of any night feature...?
Is this a worth while investment?

What do you think? price? spec?

It's essentially for home use...



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I bought a new digital camcorder (Canon) and have been very impressed by the quality. I can load it to my computer or play it on my TV without issues.

One feature of the camera is that it can convert my old VHS-C footage to digital, though of course the quality is still VHS. I would like to load this into my computer to create DVDs, but I am running into a problem. I set up both cameras per the manual and have the new camera "playing" the old footage. The preview screen in Windows Movie Maker 2 shows the old footage as well.

The Problem: When I press record, WMM2 starts the digital camcorder, stopping the through transmission of the VHS footage. If I remove the digital tape from the new camcorder, WMM2 won't record, saying there is no tape in the device. I tried an ARCSoft product that came with my DVD drive and got the same issue. A third product from MYDVD also does this, but I managed to fool it once to get most of a tape into the computer. I couldn't repeat the trick to get more.

Does anyone know how to get WMM2 to record footage without driving the digital camcorder? I tried it in the "live capture" mode, but WMM2 insists the camcorder must be in "camera" mode and I have to have it in "playback" mode to use the digital passthru feature.

Worse case, I can record the old footage to DV tape in the digital camcorder, then transfer to computer, but I have 20+ hours of this and would like to avoid re-work if I can.

A:Loading Analog via my Digital Camcorder

It could be you have too many b/ground progs on which pc can cope with on digital but not on the conversion too. Or it may be down to capture software not being good enough to handle it. This is a free dv editor with a capture tool http://www.webattack.com/get/zweistein.shtml
Also try capturing to another drive/partition.

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I want to be able to strip the audio from my camcorder when downloading the movie to my pc, so I can use the audio track separately. Is this possible? is there a piece of software that will allow me to strip the audio.

Any help would be greatly appreciated


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I have a Sharp VL Z5H digital camcorder
I want to transfer footage from the tape on it to my computer to edit and then burn to Dvd with Nero
Its something I know little about, so could you suggest a simple free program that I could download to edit my video footage with .

Also tell me what format I need to save the edited footage as, to be able to watch it full screen on a dvd player.

A:Program for editing my digital camcorder footage

Windows Moviemaker---comes with XP. When you burn to DVD (using Nero), you will convert your avi images into mpeg, the format of choice for compressing files and burning to DVD.

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I am struggling to find a way to transfer videos from an old digital camcorder (m650i) canon, I?ve recently been told from Canon themselves that they have no software still operating that can assist me.

I?ve looked online and found that connecting a FireWire 4 pin to 9 pin then connecting a FireWire to Thunderbolt could work.

Just wondering if it would work before trying to buy these cables and connectors.

Any advice would be appreciated.

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I'm trying to find a way to get my daughters videos onto DVDs. Her old camcorder is a SONY CCD-TRV46. My camcorder is a digital Canon VIXIA HF M300. Can anyone tell me if it is possible to connect these camcorders so I can get her films in a format so I can burn them to DVDs using my iMac 10.6.8?

Not sure what info would be necessary for any help, but even another site where I might be able to find out if this is possible would be helpful.


A:Solved: connecting analog camcorder w/ digital one??

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Hi there,

I have installed a brand new IEEE 1394 Firewire card on my PC which is running Windows XP Professional (with Service Pack 2). The IEEE 1394 host controller has been installed successfully and I have a 6-pin to 4-pin DV cable to connect my Sony DCR-TRV19E digital camcorder to the PC using this port.

However, when trying to capture video from my MiniDV camcorder to the PC - the camcorder is not detected therefore I cannot capture video using this method. I have tried to do this using the Sony Pixel ImageMixer software that was supplied with my camcorder and I have also tried using Ulead 7.0 and DVcap. None of these programs have managed to detect my camcorder device.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I might be able to troubleshoot this problem? The USB capture function works fine but this is insufficient because it only captures at a small screen resolution. Any help will be much appreciated.


A:Trouble capturing DV to PC with Sony Digital Camcorder

Try reinstalling firewire card driver from Texas to windows generic, or visa versa. Plus here's a free dv editor which may detect http://www.snapfiles.com/get/zweistein.html

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I left this camera outside one night. Now, when I open the part that swings open to turn on the camera, the camera turns on, however I don't get any picture in the view finder.

I would like to attempt to repair this camera myself.

Does anyone have any idea what part should be replaced?

I have in my notes I should install a new base assembly for this camera. I think a camera repair person told this to me. But it has been some time, so I can't be sure.

Would someone knowledgeable please tell me if they think it is the base assembly that needs replacing. And, also tell me how difficult is it to replace that part.

I live in a very rural area. No company is nearby for me to take the camera and ask them for an estimate and what needs to be done. So, I will have to do this myself.


A:Jvc digital and mini video camcorder model #: Gr d870u.

Left outside. Moisture condensed on the electronics and probably corroding the circuit boards. Best bet is to try and dry it out. A folk remedy people try is to keeping it in a warm place in a plastic bag with a dessicant. Uncooked rice is said to work. Remove battery. Wait a week.

If that don't work, throw it away. I still think these old tape cameras are good, but the world has moved on to flash based cameras.

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Many thanks Mulder for your sticky

Some questions please

I rigged up my onboard firewire, installed windv, connected my camcorder(samsung camcorder vp-d20) via 6 pin to 4 pin firewire cable, turned on my camcorder and got "error no video device found". The camcorder is not recognised, the IEEE 1394 port is working fine acording to device manager.

There was no software that came with the camcorder, and after a search on samsungs site, there is nothing I can find to dl for it. I checked through add new hardware for anything for samsung in there but nothing for my cam.
Do I need software to install this, or should it just be recognised when I connect the firewire cable?

win xp sp1a

I have also tried it on another rig, with the same results.

thanks in advance

A:Computer does not recognize digital camcorder through firewire connection

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I am trying to capture video from a Sony digital camcorder and get the BSOD, erroring on the ks.sys file everytime I try.

I have reinstalled SP3 and my video and audio drivers. I have a HiJackThis log attached. I read somewhere that it may be a virus so I have included the log.

I am running Windows XP Pro, Dell Dimension E310, 1Gig ram, Pent4 3 GHz hyper thread system.

I have turned off hyperthreading and tried, still BSOD. I have hooked up an external HD with the IEEE and it works fine.

Just blows up on the stupid camera... Help!!!!

A:BSOD on ks.sys file when trying to capture from Sony digital camcorder

Download BlueScreenView:
unzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe to run the program.
when scanning is done, go to EDIT - Select All
Go to FILE - SAVE Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt
Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all of the content, and paste it into your next reply

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I am trying to get my Panasonic Digital Video Camera NV-DS15B to connect to my Sony Vaio laptop running on Windows 7.

It doesn't automatically recognise the camera, merely states that it is an unknown device and windows has stopped it as it is not working properly.

I have searched the Panasonic website, but the camera seems to be too old to have a driver available for download.

Doing an online search, there seems to be people who have managed to get some kind of generic software to make it run, but equal numbers don't. Before I make some kind of mistake, I would rather have TSF expert advice.

Thank you.

A:Drivers for Windows 7 to recognise Panasonic NV-DS15B Digital Camcorder

The owners manual (pg 87) says that a Personal Computer Connection Kit is required
(try this link: http://tda.panasonic-europe-service....bds150bpt4.pdf )

If it doesn't work, get page 87 from this page: Support - Downloads - Panasonic UK & Ireland

I had a similar problem with my Panasonic video camera (even older than yours - it uses VHS tapes). I had to get a TV card (mine was from Hauppage) and video converter (from Radio Shack). Then I played the video in a VCR (using the Panasonic VHS adapter), through the video converter, into the TV Card - and recorded that way.

If yours is able, you may be able to skip the VCR step and go straight through the video converter to your TV card.

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I recently purchased a JVC GR-D295US Mini-DV Digital Video Camcorder on-line(and should get delivery in about 10 days, or less)

I understand that I need a Firewire card and cable to download the digital video from my camcorder to my PC in order to edit/author for DVD burning.

Does Anyone know what is a good PCI Firewire card for doing this?
[I know nothing about digital video, but used to be relatively experienced with VHS camcorder video capturing to my PC].

Can anyone help me in this hardware IEEE 1394 card/cable purchase and transfer (PC video capture?) process, Please??

A:what is a good PCI Firewire card brand/type for a new JVC digital mini-camcorder?

The ADS Pyro Basic DV card is OCHI complient and has a TI chip set----It lists for 49.99 but you can find it much cheaper. You can also go to www.firewiredirect.com-----all there cards are good.

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Just for fun I want to take some video that I record with a very cheap digital video camera, and speed it up to make 30 minutes condensed down to maybe 2 or 3. Currently it is at 29.97fps motion jpeg video (which sucks, but its a cheap camera and I don't need insane quality for this). I was thinking out of that roughly 30 fps, I really only need 2 or 3 depending on the finished length I decide. I'm sure there is software to do something like this, but I searched a bit on my own and didn't come up with much. I do not need to keep the audio in my original video.

I was pretty sure I had asked this before in here, but a quick forum search didn't turn it up.

I'm hoping for freeware, but if there is a decent pay alternative that isn't a full professional (expensive) thing then that will be ok.

Essentially the video is a 'dash cam' and I really just want to see some routes I drive sped up a lot. So this isn't a terribly serious project, but in a few months I may be getting a Go Pro or something similar and recording mountain bike rides, so anything I can learn now may come in handy in the future.

A:Need to create a short (timelapse-like) video from digital camcorder video

Yeah, you're right, Google doesn't give much. I had to change the words around a bit to get anything useful. Have a look at these, maybe:


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I was looking for a motherboard to replace my old biostar motherboard that will only support 2 gigs 667mhz, and only overclocks my e5200 up to 3 ghz even when maxing out the voltage. I am on a very tight budget, and this Msi board caught my attention http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130219

Then I checked the MSI website to get more information on this board

This board catches my attention because....

Its New
Its a Micro Atx with the Pci express x1 below the Pci express 2.0
Drmos Really caught my attention because it states that it makes the board energy efficent, offers a lower tempature and a more stable overclocking enviorment

Do you think its a good budget motherboard for a gamer and an overclocker like me??

A:MSI Digital G45M Digital a Good Replacement for an Old Biostar Micro Atx motherboard?

The Gigabyte GA-EP43-DS3L will do the job nicely and help you save money. It is also a more reliable choice compared to the MSI board.

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Hi, I've recently switched to Digital Audio (S/PDIF) (High Definition Audio Device) using one Toslink cable instead of all the analog wires going from my PC to my receiver. The digital sound is amazing, CD quality from my PC is great. However, I now also receive the digitized sound of pages being loaded as I surf the web. All sound comes out digitized when loading a new page. Is there a way to stop this from happening while listening to music or course material without gong back to analog? Can I have my digital CD quality and enjoy it too! John

A:Digital Audio (S/PDIF) Making a Digital Sound with Internet Surfing?

I assume you're running Windows. Which one?

I do a lot of audio work on mine, using Windows XP SP 3, and was able to kill the sounds by opening the Control Panel, then Sounds and Audio Devices, and then click on the Sounds tab. For "Sound Scheme" select "No Sounds" and click the "Save As" box.

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Hey everyone

I just got a set of Boston Acoustics Digital Media Theater Speakers. They're pretty nice for 1999. I'd probably go as far as saying they're the best set of computer 2.1s I've ever heard.

Problem is, I can currently only run them through analogue because I have no digital cable for them. The connect on the sub looks like either a digital coax or RCA connect, which should run out to the 1/8 in. mini digital out on my SoundBlaster Live! card.

The manual doesn't say exactly what it is anywhere. It shows a picture of a cable with a single RCA end and a 1/8 in. mini stereo end.

Problem is, every such cable I find is mono on the mini end.

Any ideas on where to find a such cable?



I attached a picture of the back, it is blurry, but you can at least see what it is. (top right jack)

A:Solved: Boston Acoustics Digital Media Theater Digital Cable

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I've recently switched to Digital Audio (S/PDIF) (High Definition Audio Device) using one Toslink cable instead of all the analog wires going from my PC to my receiver.

The digital sound is amazing, CD quality from my PC is great.

However, I now also receive the digitized sound of pages being loaded as I surf the web. All sound comes out digitized when loading a new page.

Is there a way to stop this from happening while listening to music or course material without gong back to analog?

Can I have my digital CD quality and enjoy it too!


A:Digital Audio (S/PDIF) Making a Digital Sound with Internet Surfing?

On board sound cards are not known for their quality but try going in to your sound panel and muting all input and output sources you do not use (like mic and analog)

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Ownership of MP3 U.S. Logic Digital Audio Player (square size model PA36B-21. I have a new Vista operating system. I have lost the CD to install on new pc. I have searched my old harddrive but cannot locate proper file to install to new system. I have searched the net but seems that I cannot locate current info. All info I have found is several years old so I'm not sure if the software is still available. I have not used this audio recorder in a long time and have info from a conference that I would like to save to my system.

Thanks for the help.


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I am hoping to use a monitor (not attached to a computer) to run a slide show of photos at an event. I purchased a MICCA Speck G2 media player BUT after I got it home I realized that my monitor does not have an A/V or HDMI port - which are the only cables that came with the media player. I then went & purcased a HDMI to DVI-D cable so I could connect the player to my monitor - HOWEVER - I still cannot get them to talk to each other! I?m not very technical but I am a problem solver and this has me stumped - HELP , PLEASE!!

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Sound functions but reciever is only detecting 2 channel output. Apon browsing RealTekHD audio properites I discovered that the only options for Digital Output(RCA) were all 2-Channel under "Default Format" tab. However my front pannel Audio Output Jack(HD Audio 2nd Output) has an extra third tab labeled "Speaker Configuration" and has options for up to 7.1 surround but these settings do not impact my Digital Output(RCA) channel. Now my reciever does have a multi-channel input that could take advantage of the Analog Outputs in the rear but the distance is to great and multiple wires are expensive.

My question is how can i configure my RealTek Digital Output(RCA) to ouput 7 channel sound?

A:Realtek Digital Out(RCA) Only 2 Channel sound to RCA Digital into Reciever

Hi 2C0J2H2 and welcome to Vista Forums

First things first. Please give people chance to have a look at your post. Depending on what they are doing, this may be almost immediately or it could be several days. Accordingly, I have removed your second post.

Back to your problem. It would assist us if you provided full specifications of your system (fill in your System Specs)

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I have a Pioneer 106s DVD ROM which has a digital 2 pin output.

I just bought a Sony STRDE 675 dolby digital amplifier which has a coaxial digital in input.

My sound card, a soundblaster Live CT 4830 does have a digital out connector on the external part (next to the line in input), but does not have a 2 pin connector on the card itself where the DVD could be connected (there is the place with SPDIF marked but for some reason there is no 2 pins connector)

I do not want to buy a 5.1 soundcard if I can connect my DVD ROM to the amplifier without using the soundcard, Is this possible! Is the DVD rom digital out SPDIF recognised by the amplifier?

Should I create on the soundcard (which does have the digital output on the ecternal panel) an internal connection for the 2 pins? will this work?

Does anyone have a clue? HELP!!
many thanks

A:connecting a DVD Rom digital signal to a Dolby Digital Amplifier

Modifying it isn't going to work in my mind.
Just adding pin connections don't mean the hardware and software is included with the card.

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I got a digital solutions digital photo keychain for Christmas and it seemed easy enough. Plug into usb and software automatically downloads! But no ..my pc doesn't even register that I have plugged it in. I tried other suggestions to press the M button immediately but nothing. Does anyone have step by step instructions (that a pc dummy ..that being me) can understand? Thanks in advance!!!

A:digital solutions digital photo keychain

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I just purchased a new digital camera and when I went to install the driver cd that came with it, it said the driver is not compatible with my version of Windows (7). Is there anyway that I can find a new driver? I'm not very knowledgable with drivers and if this possible. Or if not a driver is there anyway that I can get the photos off the camera to my computer...took alot of photos I don't want to lose.

The camera is from a company called Digital Concepts, the driver cd has a company called Sakar International on it. I hope thats all the info that would be needed for someone to help me!

A:Digital Concepts Digital Camera

Hello Alabama Belle, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Do you have the model number of the camera? You can also check at the manufacturer's website to see if they may have any drivers available to download that may work for you.

In addition, if you have a media card reader installed on your computer, you can take the card out of the camera and plug it into the media card reader instead to upload your pictures.

Hope this helps,

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