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Anonymous
March 27, 2005 9:31:53 PM

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Hi all. I have been googling away all morning and I still don't really know
the answer to my question, so if anyone can have the patience to deal with
me I thank you!

I have just bought a Sony Handycam MiniDV type affair. I have recorded some
nice bits on it, all i want is said nice bits on the PC as AVI or MPG.

The only way I can find to do it is by using the software that came with it
which adds a cheesy backing track and fades.

I also attempted to capture it in Virtual Dub but the quality was poor.

So how can I get the same quality of image that I had before but without the
cheesy music and fades?

I have a USB2 and no firewire btw

Thanks

Will

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Anonymous
March 27, 2005 9:31:54 PM

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Windows Movie Maker 2 (if your'e on XP, it's free)

http://www.videoguys.com/dtvhome.html
....for more details.

If you outgrow WMM2, there's other software available but likely WMM2 will
do just about everything you need.

C.


"Willl" <smacking_jon REMOVE@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:D 6C1e.1455$n27.26@newsfe5-win.ntli.net...
> Hi all. I have been googling away all morning and I still don't really
> know the answer to my question, so if anyone can have the patience to deal
> with me I thank you!
>
> I have just bought a Sony Handycam MiniDV type affair. I have recorded
> some nice bits on it, all i want is said nice bits on the PC as AVI or
> MPG.
>
> The only way I can find to do it is by using the software that came with
> it which adds a cheesy backing track and fades.
>
> I also attempted to capture it in Virtual Dub but the quality was poor.
>
> So how can I get the same quality of image that I had before but without
> the cheesy music and fades?
>
> I have a USB2 and no firewire btw
>
> Thanks
>
> Will
>
Anonymous
March 27, 2005 9:31:54 PM

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Whoops. I see you don't have firewire.

Don't walk, RUN to your nearest Bestbuy and get a Firewire card.
It's gonna save you so much trouble you don't even want to know...

C.

"Willl" <smacking_jon REMOVE@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:D 6C1e.1455$n27.26@newsfe5-win.ntli.net...
> Hi all. I have been googling away all morning and I still don't really
> know the answer to my question, so if anyone can have the patience to deal
> with me I thank you!
>
> I have just bought a Sony Handycam MiniDV type affair. I have recorded
> some nice bits on it, all i want is said nice bits on the PC as AVI or
> MPG.
>
> The only way I can find to do it is by using the software that came with
> it which adds a cheesy backing track and fades.
>
> I also attempted to capture it in Virtual Dub but the quality was poor.
>
> So how can I get the same quality of image that I had before but without
> the cheesy music and fades?
>
> I have a USB2 and no firewire btw
>
> Thanks
>
> Will
>
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Anonymous
March 28, 2005 4:12:24 AM

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On Sun, 27 Mar 2005 17:31:53 GMT, "Willl" <smacking_jon
REMOVE@hotmail.com> wrote:

>Hi all. I have been googling away all morning and I still don't really know
>the answer to my question, so if anyone can have the patience to deal with
>me I thank you!
>
>I have just bought a Sony Handycam MiniDV type affair. I have recorded some
>nice bits on it, all i want is said nice bits on the PC as AVI or MPG.
>
>The only way I can find to do it is by using the software that came with it
>which adds a cheesy backing track and fades.
>
>I also attempted to capture it in Virtual Dub but the quality was poor.
>
>So how can I get the same quality of image that I had before but without the
>cheesy music and fades?
>
>I have a USB2 and no firewire btw
>
>Thanks
>
>Will
>
Get a friggin firewire card for less than 20 bucks and use firewire as
it was meant to be use with the sony comcorder. If you really want to
do a good job then get a program such as Pinnacle Studio and make your
life simple. How are you using USB to get video to your hard drive
since I know of no Sony camcorder that uses it other than for still
pictures from teh memory card. Hopefully, you are not using the
memory card but are capturing to dv tape. If you value your time and
sanity use a firewire port and a decent capture software.
Anonymous
March 28, 2005 1:46:03 PM

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> Get a friggin firewire card for less than 20 bucks and use firewire as
> it was meant to be use with the sony comcorder. If you really want to
> do a good job then get a program such as Pinnacle Studio and make your
> life simple. How are you using USB to get video to your hard drive
> since I know of no Sony camcorder that uses it other than for still
> pictures from teh memory card. Hopefully, you are not using the
> memory card but are capturing to dv tape. If you value your time and
> sanity use a firewire port and a decent capture software.

Well it streams the video via USB2, so I can capture it in real time lik
that. But it drops a few frames. When I use one of Sony's shitty AutoVideo
program it has a much better quality transfer but it will only do it if it
can add its stupid fades and backing music!
Anonymous
March 28, 2005 5:22:58 PM

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"Willl" <smacking_jon REMOVE@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:D 6C1e.1455$n27.26@newsfe5-win.ntli.net...
> Hi all. I have been googling away all morning and I still don't really
> know the answer to my question, so if anyone can have the patience to deal
> with me I thank you!
>
> I have just bought a Sony Handycam MiniDV type affair. I have recorded
> some nice bits on it, all i want is said nice bits on the PC as AVI or
> MPG.
>
> The only way I can find to do it is by using the software that came with
> it which adds a cheesy backing track and fades.
>
> I also attempted to capture it in Virtual Dub but the quality was poor.
>
> So how can I get the same quality of image that I had before but without
> the cheesy music and fades?
>
> I have a USB2 and no firewire btw
>
> Thanks
>
> Will
>

For what it's worth, I have to concur with the other two on this. a
firewirer card is NOTHING ($25 tops) and it makes things so simple.

Everybody knows what it's for, everybody knows how to use it, you get no
dropped frames, you get no incompatibility, it's much nicer. Once you've
gone there you should be able to find several capture methods, some even for
free.

Tom P.
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