Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Mini DV question

  1. Default Mini DV question

    This is a really nooby question, but I'm buying a new camcorder, and I was just wondering, what does Mini DV save to? Do I have to buy any extras to increase space (like tapes etc.) or can I just drag-and-drop from camcorder to PC?

    Really appreciate any help,


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Bristol uk
    Blog Entries


    Mini dv records to small tapes. You then ply the footage onto your pc through a firewire sonnection.

  3. #3


    Hey Mark? How do you "ply" the footage? and as much as I look I can not find my "firewire Sonnection" (I kidd)

    Like Mark said, there just tapes and there pretty cheap. personnaly I use them once then put them away as a back up.

    Software Used:
    TGV Edius 6, TGV ProCoder 3, DVD Lab Pro. 2

  4. Default

    Oh ok. But I don't have a firewire port on the laptop I want to use (I don't think). Can I still get my footage onto it?

    Again, I appreciate you help.

  5. #5


    you can use usb, it's not prefered, but it'll work

    Software Used:
    TGV Edius 6, TGV ProCoder 3, DVD Lab Pro. 2

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Western Europe


    What spec is your laptop?

  7. Default

    @ Nikosony

    What kinda specs do you need, 'cos I don't really know them off hand. Sorry.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Western Europe


    There's a basic spec required for video as it needs more processing power than any other job. A laptop that can run microsoft office or photoshop may not be able to do video editing. Let's put it another way, how old is your laptop, how much memory does it have, what kind of processor does it have and how much free hard disk space do you have?

  9. Default

    Oh well, I've edited before, but not with a video camera. I've used the video on a digital camera and edited it in Sony Vegas 8, and everything was pretty successful.

    But here's the spec i've got atm;

    I bought my laptop about a year ago, and I think it's about 1.5-2 years old.
    I currently have about 6.5GB of hard disk space left.
    I'll edit this when I have the rest of the specs

  10. Default

    I found my exact laptop on Amazon.
    Here's the link Packard Bell Easynote R1005 Celeron M 370 40GB Silver PC: Electronics & Photo

    But i'll copy all the specs here for you:

    • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
    • Bluetooth: No
    • Brand of Graphic Chip: VIA
    • CD Writer: No
    • Chipset Brand: VIA
    • Chipset Type: PN800
    • Clock Speed in MHz: 1500
    • DVD Reader: No
    • DVD Writer: DVD Writer
    • Digital Entertainment Platform: No
    • GPU Model (Graphic Card): VIA UNICHROME PRO
    • Hard Disc Capacity in MB: 40
    • Hyper Threading: No
    • Intel Centrino Technology: No
    • Intel Processor: Celeron M
    • Media Centre Edition: No
    • Mousestick: No
    • Number of Cores: 1
    • Number of Processors: 1
    • Processor Brand: Intel
    • Processor Number: 370
    • RAM in MB: 512
    • Rack Server: No
    • Remote Control: No
    • Screen Size in Inch: 15.4
    • Screen Size in Inches: 15.4
    • TV / Radio Card: No
    • TV Output: No
    • Touchpad: Yes
    • Trackball: No
    • True Resolution: WXGA
    • Type: Portable
    • Type of Modem: Analogue
    • Video Editing Card: No
    • Wireless LAN: Yes

Similar Threads

  1. HDD or Mini DV
    By whitetux in forum Technology advice and tips
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-09-2007, 08:14 PM
  2. Copying Mini-dv to Mini-dv
    By rideforever in forum Hardware Problems
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-08-2007, 11:58 AM
  3. VHS to Mini DV via MV750i
    By neil_atkins in forum Technology advice and tips
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 01-31-2007, 09:23 AM
  4. DV V's Mini DVD
    By PrimaFlower in forum Technology advice and tips
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-11-2007, 07:51 PM
  5. Mini-DVD to DVD?
    By Michael Malis in forum Blu Ray, DVD, SVCD and VCD authoring
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-25-2006, 08:52 PM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts