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FireNix
BRONZE Member since Apr 2001

FireNix

old hand
Location: India/Bristol

Total posts: 904
Posted:Hi there peeps
I have a big favour to ask - actually its not that big, so, dont all run away!!
Ive just recieved a VHS Vid of the EJC (thanks BlueCat and good luck on ya travels!)
What I wanna do is transfer it to CD, but I have no idea how to do this. HELP!!??
I do have a Mustek DV4000 Vid camera, which ive just bought. If anyone could give me some advice on using too, this my attempt at Fire Filming have turned out shite!!
Ive read abit of a thread on FireWire, whats that all about?
So: VHS to Digi - How?
Tips on Fire Filming?
FirwWire, What?
Sums it up really

Thanks to all, oh and im going to Sri Lanka on Friday, so quick as ya like!!!


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PK_
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

PK_

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Total posts: 4991
Posted:VHS works as an analogue connection in which you will need
1:a TV IN card, you can purchase them very cheaply now adays.
Using AV leads you can simply connect your VCR to your PC and capture the footage via a capture / editing suite such as premiere.

2: firewire is simply the same thing but with a digital connection, the advantage of digital you can transfer your edited videos back to your camcorder providing it is a digital camcorder and not analogue.

3: you can send your edited videos to VHS too with the aid of a TV OUT card and works as a reverse of the first statment above.

It is pretty easy to figure out what to do with each piece of hardware and relevant softwares provided with.

Hope this helps.


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In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

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PK_
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

PK_

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Total posts: 4991
Posted:I know that rob doesnt wish for the EJC to be hosted online untill he has finished rediting and crediting the video.
But good luck with transfering the video to your PC.


PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:nods in agreement with the rasclat.
also often higher end DV cameras can accept S-Video (Analogue) input via that yellow RCA looking connector. this will convert your VHS stream into A digital video format on the camera's DV tape, which you can further save as a computer file via a USB or Firewire PC-Link.

damn i should help more with less jargon(!)


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flid
BRONZE Member since Aug 2002

flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire

Total posts: 3136
Posted:Mustek DV4000

These things arn't proper video cameras, but digital cameras made to look like them. The resolution at a decent frame rate will be rather poor, and i doubt one of this cost will have many options for making adjustments like shutter rate, white balance etc.


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MillenniuM
GOLD Member since Jul 2003

MillenniuM

Hyperloops suck


Total posts: 595
Posted:Or, you could plug a digital camera in to the back of your VCR, play the tape, press record on your camera, bam, VHS to digital tape quite easily... then plug your digital camera in to your firewire port on your computer, no video capture card needed.

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flid
BRONZE Member since Aug 2002

flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire

Total posts: 3136
Posted:plan sounds good, but misses 2 key points. Does this mustek device have video inputs? Does it have firewire? I doubt very much it has either.

VHS quality is pretty poor already, you may as well just buy a tv card with video input and run the sound through your soundcard. It'll cost under 25 quid in the uk from a company like www.ebuyer.com


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