I'm new to the forum, just signed up, and was hoping someone can help me out. I've got my wedding video on VHS and my wife would like to have it in digital format.
I've got a Sony Mini-DV Handycam, model DCR-HC20E PAL. According to the manual it is possible to transfer the video from the VCR into the camera. From there, dump it into my PC. I'm very comfortable getting video off the camera and into the PC, but where I'm struggling is getting the video off the VCR into the camera.
Has anyone managed to do this? The manual says that it is possible using an iLink cable. I know iLink is just Sony's name for Firewire. The VCR has two Scart sockets on the back, which are obviously analogue and iLink is digital. I assume that you can't get iLink to Scart.
The camera came with an AV Cable (phono x3 and SVideo x1 to AV type plug) with the relevant scart converter. This only seems to allow Handycam to VCR transfer though.
So, can anyone advise please? Let me know where I'm going wrong.