I've had this Camera for just under a year now, and still only managed to cature 1 of my DV tapes!! And the quality was damn poor to say the least. I gather that is due to USB capturing.???
I have read several threads on this very helpful forum but I also have another problem.
You get Imagemixer 1.1 free but that only allows burning to VCD, ok, so I use another authoring software to create DVD then burn with Nero. That worked for me after months of fiddling around.
I found Windows Movie Maker came to a freeze as soon as the capture wizard selected my camera, and it does the same on my brand new laptop, it also would only let me capture at a low res, the selection for AVI/DV capture was greyed over!!!(why?).
I also have DVD Creator ("intervideo" I think?)that came with my DVD Burner, it looks like it would be very good to do the whole capture and author job lot, but that will not capture from my DV Camera. Incidentally that was the software I used to author my one and only DVD!
I have just tried doing the same today, capture with Imagemixer, but that gets to the first window and the program just closes! So i'm back to square 1.
The poxy camera only comes with USB cable, I have just realised that my laptop has a 4 pin firewire port, will that be ok? My PC is limited as all my spare PCI slots are now full, so can't put in a firewire card, suppose I could ditch the modem as i'm now broadband.
I have purchased on ebay a 4pin 4pin firewire cable to hopefully try and link to my laptop. Problem is laptop is only 40gb HD, I put in a 120gb into my pc for the specific use of movie capturing and editing.
Any ideas, as to why MS Movie Maker Freezes on both machines when it detects DV Camera. Why Imagemixer just closes itself? (I did re-install it today no different tho)
I'm beginning to reach for the S-Video Connector to put it on to VHS arrrghhhh!!!!! I'm not happy about that, thats why I bought a DV camera!
I really don't want to do anything fancy, just watch my dauthger and family grow up on camera, send a few DVDs to Aunts and Uncs etc so just want to be able to capture good quality and put onto DVD.
I hope you can help, the wife is going to kill me if i waste another weekend on the pc with this camera!!!!!