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Digital Camcorder with A/V pass through?

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Anonymous
November 14, 2004 12:38:43 PM

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I've heard of digital camcorders that you can connect your VCR to with A/V -
RCA inputs and then feed them to your PC via Firewire or USB to capture
digitally. Any recommendations for a unit like this? I haven't looked very
hard, but have looked at several DigCamcorders and the entire line on the
Sony site and haven't seen this feature. Is it outdated?

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Anonymous
November 14, 2004 12:44:39 PM

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On Sun, 14 Nov 2004 09:38:43 GMT, "Nottoman" <nottoman@hotmail.com>
wrote:

>I've heard of digital camcorders that you can connect your VCR to with A/V -
>RCA inputs and then feed them to your PC via Firewire or USB to capture
>digitally. Any recommendations for a unit like this? I haven't looked very
>hard, but have looked at several DigCamcorders and the entire line on the
>Sony site and haven't seen this feature. Is it outdated?
>

Quite a few do. Sony's first-tier, lowest price models tend not to
have it, but most of the rest do.
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Anonymous
November 14, 2004 5:49:10 PM

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Nottoman said:

>>I've heard of digital camcorders that you can connect your VCR to with A/V -
RCA inputs and then feed them to your PC via Firewire or USB to capture
digitally. Any recommendations for a unit like this? I haven't looked very
hard, but have looked at several DigCamcorders and the entire line on the
Sony site and haven't seen this feature.>>

I don't know if any have USB output, but with firewire it is a pretty common
option, but not available in the cheapest modles. Before I got my last camera,
I cheched the Sony site and had no trouble verifying. Probably called "pass
through", did you look for that function?


Dave
http://members.tripod.com/~VideoDave
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Anonymous
November 14, 2004 5:53:50 PM

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Canon's ZR series all have the digital passthrough feature starting back
with the ZR-80 model. $350 or so.


"Nottoman" <nottoman@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:D IFld.3737$N_5.68@trnddc03...
> I've heard of digital camcorders that you can connect your VCR to with
> A/V -
> RCA inputs and then feed them to your PC via Firewire or USB to capture
> digitally. Any recommendations for a unit like this? I haven't looked
> very
> hard, but have looked at several DigCamcorders and the entire line on the
> Sony site and haven't seen this feature. Is it outdated?
>
>
Anonymous
November 14, 2004 11:45:12 PM

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Yes, no results.

"DavesVideo" <davesvideo@aol.com> wrote in message
news:20041114094910.05904.00000301@mb-m19.aol.com...
> Nottoman said:
>
> >>I've heard of digital camcorders that you can connect your VCR to with
A/V -
> RCA inputs and then feed them to your PC via Firewire or USB to capture
> digitally. Any recommendations for a unit like this? I haven't looked
very
> hard, but have looked at several DigCamcorders and the entire line on the
> Sony site and haven't seen this feature.>>
>
> I don't know if any have USB output, but with firewire it is a pretty
common
> option, but not available in the cheapest modles. Before I got my last
camera,
> I cheched the Sony site and had no trouble verifying. Probably called
"pass
> through", did you look for that function?
>
>
> Dave
> http://members.tripod.com/~VideoDave
November 15, 2004 1:53:23 AM

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The "old" TRV16E and TRV18E have this feature

"Nottoman" <nottoman@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:D IFld.3737$N_5.68@trnddc03...
> I've heard of digital camcorders that you can connect your VCR to with
A/V -
> RCA inputs and then feed them to your PC via Firewire or USB to capture
> digitally. Any recommendations for a unit like this? I haven't looked
very
> hard, but have looked at several DigCamcorders and the entire line on the
> Sony site and haven't seen this feature. Is it outdated?
>
>
November 15, 2004 1:56:07 AM

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You can also utilise that feature within the Vegas video editing software to
preview direct on the TV set while editing

"Nottoman" <nottoman@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:D IFld.3737$N_5.68@trnddc03...
> I've heard of digital camcorders that you can connect your VCR to with
A/V -
> RCA inputs and then feed them to your PC via Firewire or USB to capture
> digitally. Any recommendations for a unit like this? I haven't looked
very
> hard, but have looked at several DigCamcorders and the entire line on the
> Sony site and haven't seen this feature. Is it outdated?
>
>
Anonymous
November 16, 2004 11:08:40 AM

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Jeffery S. Jones <jeffsj@execpc.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 14 Nov 2004 09:38:43 GMT, "Nottoman" <nottoman@hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> >I've heard of digital camcorders that you can connect your VCR to with A/V -
> >RCA inputs and then feed them to your PC via Firewire or USB to capture
> >digitally. Any recommendations for a unit like this? I haven't looked very
> >hard, but have looked at several DigCamcorders and the entire line on the
> >Sony site and haven't seen this feature. Is it outdated?

The Sony TRV-38 will do digital pass thru and also works with a copy
protected video tape, should you have need to copy one of those. A
lot of camcorders will shutdown if you try to feed it a macrovision
protected tape.

Bill S.
Anonymous
November 16, 2004 8:12:08 PM

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I've had three Sony dvc's, and all of them could do this (TRV-105,
TRV-18, TRV-25).
Anonymous
November 17, 2004 12:50:34 PM

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"ub" <ub@dot.com> wrote in message news:<2kKld.147944$5v2.92023@fe2.columbus.rr.com>...
> Canon's ZR series all have the digital passthrough feature starting back
> with the ZR-80 model. $350 or so.


I bought a Canon refurbished ZR-65 from Fry's for $220, it has the
pass-through and works great .but oh what a shitty battery life it has
(which is not a problem for this type of use, as it's plugged in when
I use as pass-through)



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> "Nottoman" <nottoman@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:D IFld.3737$N_5.68@trnddc03...
> > I've heard of digital camcorders that you can connect your VCR to with
> > A/V -
> > RCA inputs and then feed them to your PC via Firewire or USB to capture
> > digitally. Any recommendations for a unit like this? I haven't looked
> > very
> > hard, but have looked at several DigCamcorders and the entire line on the
> > Sony site and haven't seen this feature. Is it outdated?
> >
> >
Anonymous
November 17, 2004 2:21:09 PM

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All of the Sharp VL-Z3U DV camcorders going for $150 on sale beginning
of this year, and <$100-200 on ebay.com today have this feature. Almost
all of the new releases from all companies that aren't the cheapest
available will also have this feature.
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