connect video8 camcorder to pc

  krsna 17:18 04 Oct 2004

I have xp home on my 1.6g p4 pc & I would like to input my home movies to the pc & burn them to VCD/DVD, what hardware & software do I need.
I can make slideshows of my still photos & burn them to a CD(VCD) using Ulead picture show 2.
Do I need a capature card of some sort or can the USB 1 be used?

  easyrider 19:46 04 Oct 2004

What connections do you have available on your camcorder

  bazb 20:28 04 Oct 2004

Hi krsna

you will need a capture card or some other device to convert from Analogue-to-Digital.

You could make your movie using Windows Movie Maker click here, available free.

  brambles 20:31 04 Oct 2004

click here
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  krsna 12:22 05 Oct 2004

My camcorder has analogue video & audio phono sockects.
Can video signal be connected to a usb?

  easyrider 12:27 05 Oct 2004

I don't think so, I think you need a capture card as bazb suggested. What graphics card do you have installed?

  HondaMan 12:45 05 Oct 2004

Hi krsna.

Your local PC World (click here) will have what you need. It is a small unit which plugs into your USB port and has all the connections you will need to effect the transfers. Price about £70 for basic and £140 for the up-market version whic allows you to transfer back onto tape if you wish.

  krsna 12:46 05 Oct 2004

I have a radeon 9800 graghics card which has a tv out, but I don't think it has a tv in or somthing like that.

  easyrider 18:31 24 Dec 2004

If resolved please tick

  Roadgiant 18:48 24 Dec 2004

Quite a few video cards have analogue video input as well as output (you usually have to connect audio in through the PCs sound card.
There are USB capture devices around for a lot less than £70, try a search for:-
V-STREAM DVD MAKER & VIDEO EDITING KIT, somwhere around the £30 pound mark.I havn't used the V-stream device so can't really comment on how good/ bad it is.
I use a Pinnacle DC10 card for capturing and output of video which has been replaced by the Pinnacle Moviebox.

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