How do I connect/transfer MiniDV camcorder to PC?

 

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Username: Noya

Post Number: 1
Registered: Sep-05
Hi, I have a JVC GR-DVL305 and I do not know how to connect it to my PC. The JVC has several plugs on it: AV, DV IN/OUT, and S where the rubber cover is, and a JLIP/EDIT plug where the LCD monitor folds into the camera. I bought the camera mark down at Sear several years ago and I can't find anything when I google the camera. I have a Compaq Presario SR1250 NX. It has a 2.93Ghz P4, 512mb ram, 160gig HD, USB 2.0 and a 1394 port on the front panel. I just want to make a few DVDs, maybe mess around with editing(Adobe Pro 1.5 too much for my PC?), etc. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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Username: Craig_bald

Freeport, Illinois US

Post Number: 1
Registered: Sep-05
Hey, it's most likely the DV IN/OUT especially if it has an "i" logo next to it. It probably didn't come with a 4 to 6 pin firewire ieee cable though, which you will have to go buy. Once you get that, you just plug the small end into the camera DV IN/OUT while the camera is off and the other bigger end into your 1394 port on the front of your compy. Then turn on the camera. Hope this helps.
 

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Username: Noya

Post Number: 2
Registered: Sep-05
Thanks Craig. After I posted I actually starting browsing the boards some more and found it, though I wasn't sure which Firewire pins I needed. I planned on picking one up tonight, but I just looked at the BestBuy website and it's $33. That seems ridiculous and I'm assuming online will be less than half that price. Does anyone know the cheapest place online to find one? Nevermind, I just looked them up at newegg and they start at $6!...so I guess I'll be waiting a couple of days.
 

jamesd
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i have just bought a Samsung VP-D352. I have connected it up to pc via usb 2.0 and can see video streaming (as if using it as webcam). However I cannot seem to import any video that I have recorded from miniDv.
Any thoughts would be helpful.
 

Michael Smith2
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Do you use Windows? If you do, just use Windows Moviemaker, it's quite simple, but the quality of the finished product was not up to my standards. I use Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 with CCE SP and the results are fantastic.
 

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Username: Guru

Post Number: 1
Registered: Oct-05
Hi, I have a Canon ZR85 MiniDV. I am told to capture video from the tape to the PC, I need a OHCI compatible video capture kit. Please advice. What is this video kit? What are the brands available and what cost?
 

Michael Smith2
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Im not sure about that. Check pricegrabber or froogle. If your PC and DV camera have a FireWire port (also known as 1394 or iLink) use that. Google is your friend (except for the cookies).
 

jsobota
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Hi. I have a notebook Acer Aspire 3000, three USB2.0, no firewire port in it. My cam is a JVC Gr-DVM90, it has DV in/out, AV out, RCA and S-Video ports in it. Is there any way to connect those two and use my cam as a webcam (for Skype, MSN, etc.)? Thanks.
 

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Username: Thegeester

Post Number: 1
Registered: Nov-05
if your laptop has a PCMCIA EXPANSION SLOT then you can buy an IEEE-1394 Port, PC Card Bus/PCMCIA Adapter.this will have a port that you can connect your cam lead to.
check it out here there's a list of cables and diagrams etc.
http://www.casanovasadventures.com/catalog/cameras/p9050.htm
 

swapna
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i have a sony handycam DCR HC21 NTSC .i have to transfer the video in it to my PC.i loist my installation software CDs.how can i download the software from the net?
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