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    Question Copying DVD-/+/R/RW onto PC for editing...Help

    I have a Sony DCR-DVD105 Handycam that records onto mini-DVD's. My problem is that I can't figure out how to copy the material from the DVD onto my PC's hard drive, for editing purposes.

    I have DVD-R, DVD-RW, and DVD+RW discs that I would like to get onto my PC.
    The only connection that the camcorder has is for an A/V connection, so I can't connect directly to a computer.

    I understand that the only way to view a DVD-R is to 'Finalize' the disc, correct?
    Does that make any difference when trying to copy footage onto a PC?

    Any help regarding this would be appreciated. Thanks

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    Unfortuantely DVD camcorders are aimed more at people who just want the record movies and then connect them directly to a TV and watch, or take the disc out and put it into a DVD player and then watch it. They are not really designed for connecting up to a computer for editing. Yes, you can finalize the disc, you need to do this so the computer DVD drive can 'see' the files on the disc. Do a search on Google for STOIK Video Convertor 2, I just got it recently (it's freeware) myself and haven't had a chance to try it out. But it can convert from one video format to another (more friendly) format that will allow you to edit it.

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    Thanks for the reply. Will that program work with Windows Vista?

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    you can directly import dvd / dvd cam disc in sony vegas
    Wil

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    TGV Edius 6, TGV ProCoder 3, DVD Lab Pro. 2

    http://www.youtube.com/user/ChapmanProduction

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    Any suggestions for freeware that can do the same thing (importing DVD disc')?

    If it comes down to it, I'm willing to spend some money on software to import the discs, but I would really like to try and avoid spending any money right now.

    Nikosony:
    Do a search on Google for STOIK Video Convertor 2, I just got it recently (it's freeware) myself and haven't had a chance to try it out. But it can convert from one video format to another (more friendly) format that will allow you to edit it.
    It doesn't say it's compatible with Vista, but I might give it a shot anyway. I'd like to hear what you think of it once you've used it though. Thanks again for the suggestions..

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    Will Stoik Video Convertor 2 work with Windows Vista? There's only one way to find out and that is to download it and see what happens.

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