Capture From a DV Camcorder

  pb457 15:21 28 Aug 2006

Hi, i want to capture my holiday video from a mini DV camcorder using a firewire interface, does anybody know of a software program, regardless of price that will allow me to capture the video without any quality loss. Unfortunatly with intervideo the quality of the captured video is terrible.


  eedcam 15:38 28 Aug 2006

If you are using firewire and dv-avi most of the prorams will do the job you can download free trials of Adobe premiere very expensive or premiere elements 2/ Ulead Movie maker /Sony Vegas . Magix movie maker the list is long . they all have their own Forums for advise et.c. Try before you buy though as some are a bit more fussy on PC specs than others. Good Hunting

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  LAP 16:04 28 Aug 2006

I have a Sony mini DV camcorder and using firewire via Win XP's Windows Movie Maker download without loss of quality.

  pb457 17:51 28 Aug 2006

thanks guys will look into it.

  Woolwell 21:34 28 Aug 2006

Video capture quality will decrease if some frames are dropped during capture. This can occur if the CPU is working at max.

I have used Windows Movie Maker, Serif MoviePlus 5 and My DVD without loss of quality. Haven't got round to trying Roxio's video capture but I expect that to capture just as well.

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