cam to pc

  dr hands 23:22 08 Aug 2005

i have a sony handycam and want to transfer them to dvd but i dont have a recordable dvd player so wondered if it is possible to down load them to my pc or burn them straight to dvd on my pc and if so how as i have not done this i need special leads etc?.Thanking you,Dr Hands.

  madPentium 21:50 09 Aug 2005

your handycam should have come with a software cd. This has a program which enables you to transfer your movies to your hard drive. The connection is usually via usb2 or firewire. If you dont have a firewire connection you can easily add one from a pc shop. If its usb, then you will no doubt have a free port on the pc.

You have to convert avi/mpeg to dvd format before you can burn them to onto dvd media. If the sony didnt come with a program to convert, I suggest winavi as it's very easy to use and very fast. To burn to dvd after converting, I suggest nero express, its so easy to use.

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