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Need help putting video on computer

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by heavyg, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. heavyg

    heavyg Active Member

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    I just purchased a used video camera. Its an older camera but it looks brand new. It is the type that uses the small video tapes to capture video. Is there a way to put the video off the camera onto a computer? The camera has an S-Video outlet but not a USB.

    Thanks in advance

    Glen
     
  2. theebs

    theebs Believe!!!!

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    you need to buy a capture card. Then you can run the svideo and the audio cables.
     
  3. trickblue

    trickblue Not Old School...Old Testament...

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    What about Firewire?
     
  4. heavyg

    heavyg Active Member

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    Is there a way I can use my USB ports. My computer is a pain in the rear to add cards too.
     
  5. Duane

    Duane Well-Known Member

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    Theebs is the man and I bow to his knowledge but when I was researching video capture a few years ago this device was highly recommended (I eventually ended up with a firewire out on the video camera to a firewire in on the computer along with capture software myself.):

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814144214

    It's a little expensive but it takes a lot of the hard work out of video conversion.
     
  6. theebs

    theebs Believe!!!!

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    that is a capture device, or breakout box etc....duane.

    That is pretty expensive. Seeing that his camera doesnt have usb or firewire he is probably better off with a different capture card.

    So heavy if your looking for a usb capture device something in this neighborhood could be what you want.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815100112
     
  7. heavyg

    heavyg Active Member

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    Awesome theebs thanks!! Now I can look on ebay......lol.......Im an ebay junky.......lol
     

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