Hi, i'm trying to create a surprise 40th birthday present for my wife! Our children are now 9 and 10 and I have lots of old Hi8 video tapes of the kids when they were younger. I no longer have my old Hi8 camcorder , (I now have a mini DV Sony DCR-PC103E - no DV in) so I borrowed a friends Sony ccd-trv64e and tried to hook it up to my PC using its s-video out port connecting to the s-video in port on the front of my PC (i also tried its composite out to composite in on my PC).
I open Pinnacle Studio and go to Capture tab, and then under capture devices tab it lists MEDION (7134) WD, from my PC, and it also shows a DV camcorder option, so I select Medion (nb; I've proven the capture works via the 1394 digital interface and DV camcorder option). Then i click on 'Start Capture' but instantly there is a 'capture error' warning screen giving 3 options, with option 2 saying to open the left hand panel on the Diskometer and set correct analogue video input port (Composite or S-Video)....this is where the problem is......as my left hand panel only shows one Video input, which is Tuner (and a little blue light). Why can I see Composite or S-Video options? Or is there another way I can capture Hi8 video?
Many thanks in advance for your help!