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    Hi everyone, i am new to this forum and i hope that someone out there can help me out.

    I have been filming me and my friends doing moto x for years now, and i have recently started editing my videos and putting them on youtube. I bought a sony handycam (one from the mini DV range) not to long ago and it works amazingly for what i need.

    I also have to older cameras:
    A Sharp VL - E97 Viewcam
    A Sony Handycam CCD-TR780E (somthing like that)

    These two cameras have loads of good footage on them, but i cant plug them into my pc via usb or firewire, they only plug into tv's through a scart lead.

    How can i get my footage onto the pc?
    If you need more info just ask!

    Thanks

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    Does your camcorder have analogue video and audio in sockets? It will also need a DV out (Firewire) facility for this to work. If it has these facilities then you can connect your analogue camcorders to the Mini DV and then connect the Mini DV to a Firewire socket on your computer using a Firewire cable. Your computer may have a Firewire socket, then again it may not. If it doesn't then you can purchase a PCI Firewire card and insert it into a free PCI slot inside the computer. This will give you 3 Firewire sockets at the rear of the computer and you just plug the cable from the camcorder into one of them.

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    They dont have firewire facilities thats why i posted to see if there was any other way i can get my footage onto the pc

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    Can you post the model number of your Sony MiniDV cam


    Ta
    COMPAQ something or other with 500Gb Boot Disk, 1Tb external Firewire Disk, 4Gb Memory and a super duper sound card, 19" TFT Monitor etc etc etc
    Sony TRV33e : Sony TRV310e : Canon XM2
    Sony Vegas Studio editions to v11

    Remember, there is always more to learn than there is to teach.

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    No, my miniDV camera connects to the pc fine (its a Sony Handycam DCR-HC48E), i have to older cameras that dont connect to the pc and i want to get the footage from them onto the computer

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    I understand perfectly what you are trying to achieve. The reason I asked for the model number was because your previous reply to Nikonsony wasn't clear on the AV in capability of the MiniDV Cam.

    I checked the model specification and, sadly it is not AV in enabled. That means that your options to transfer your old footage to PC are,

    1. Beg, borrow or steal an AV-in Enabled MiniDV Cam and transfer from your old cameras via AV, then onward to your PC via the MiniDV firewire.

    2. Beg, borrow, steal or even buy a break out box and capture your analogue footage from your old Cams that way. Fore example see Pinnacle Systems - Product summary - Studio Plus 700-PCI version 10

    Good Luck
    COMPAQ something or other with 500Gb Boot Disk, 1Tb external Firewire Disk, 4Gb Memory and a super duper sound card, 19" TFT Monitor etc etc etc
    Sony TRV33e : Sony TRV310e : Canon XM2
    Sony Vegas Studio editions to v11

    Remember, there is always more to learn than there is to teach.

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    ahh sorry for not being clear, thanks for the help!

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