connecting analogue camcorder to pc

  colcol 16:58 18 Apr 2003
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I have a pc running windows xp with a radeon 8500 graphics/video card. I have a composite TV socket and TV out.
I also have an old analogue camcorder (Panasonic vhs(c) pal.
I want to be able to view the tapes from the camcorder on my pc.
could someone pse tell me where to start.
I have tried connecting the video and audio connections on the camcorder with the composite tv socket on the pc but this appears to achieve nothing.

  fitshase 23:41 18 Apr 2003

I think what you need is a video capture card for analog devices. It will allow you to capture video from your camcorder and VHS machine.


Regards


Fitshase

  bigdamouk 23:47 18 Apr 2003

I had the same prob....what you need is a digital converter.....you can buy these at Argos or index..they cost around £65, ill try and find the link and post back

Damo

  Mr-C 09:02 19 Apr 2003

if you are bothered about the sound being in stereo you can buy a tv card for about £30-£40. This will let you connect as you would to a video recorder. Hauppauge wintv go works ok.

  Dogger 09:17 19 Apr 2003

You can purchase a USB conecter from Pinnacle, for connecting analogue camcorders to a PC.
You can view your fims and edit them on Windows movie Maker.
For better results try Pinnacle studio 8 edeting software.
Hope this helps.

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