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    I run windows xp with all latest updates sp 2 etc my graphics card is

    256MB Sparkle GeForce 6600 PCI-E my tv tuner is digital

    WinTV-NOVA-T-500 Motherboard is

    Asus M2V Motherboard


    Is there any way I can connect an old vhs recorder to the tuner card or graphics card ? The tuner only receives digital signals and graphics card has tv out and dvi, there is no firewire on Motherboard.
    Is there such a thing as a scart to firewire connector if I put a pci firewire card in to my pc I could use my dv camcorder and also hook up the vcr ?

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    Does your camcorder feature an analogue pass-through mode? (Some camcorders can act as an analogue to digital converter, allowing you to connect analogue devices such as VCRs and output them digitally via firewire).

    IF it does, then you certainly could use a firewire card/miniDV camcorder to import your VCR footage.

    Check your camcorder manual - if in doubt, post the make and model back here.

    Your graphics card and tuner card contribute nothing to solving your capture issues.

    There are USB devices that you can buy to import VCR footage but they tend to create MPEG-based video files which are less easy to edit than the DV AVI files imported via firewire.

    Here are some examples of the kind of product I'm trying to describe:

    HEXUS.lifestyle - Headline :: Convert VHS to DVD with sub-50 Terratec Grabster AV 150 : Page - 1/1
    V-Stream Xpert DVD Maker with Direct Burn- USB 2.0
    Kworld Professional DVD Maker USB 2.0 : kw-vsusb
    Amazon.co.uk: KWorld DVD MAKER USB2.0+VS-USB2800D+DVD Direct Burn: Electronics & Photo
    Eclipse Computers - Product Details

    (No product endorsement intended)

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    Panasonic NV-DS 15 & Sony Handycam digital 8 are the cameras I own.

    Thankyou for your advice

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    I'm pretty sure the Panasonic does not have an analogue-in feature, unfortunately. Completely uncertain about the Sony - you will need to check the manual.

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    After a bit more research I have seen ,

    Hi Speed 2.0 Video Capture, it is approx 20.00

    I think that may be the way to solve my problem, with firewire for the dv cameras.

    Thanks again for your help and advise.

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    Thanks for advice given.

    By the way is it me doing something wrong or is there a way to stop the repeated spam and porn messages to my posts?

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    Unfortunately these posts do happen. Moderators usually remove them when they are spotted.

    I think most people who use site just ignore them until they go away, but it is irritating.

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    This thread in particular seems to very badly targetted though.

    Must be something you said anjme!

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    I've locked this thread due to the excessive spamming.

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