Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Editing Camera Tape

  1. #1

    Default Editing Camera Tape

    okay, i have to shoot a movie for a school project and im working with a Sony Handycam Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar DCR-HC42

    My question is, because recording with the memory card has bad quality and skippy video, can I edit my movie if i shoot it with the tape instead of the memory card?

    I want to shoot scene after scene, and then edit it on my computer, putting in sound effects ect...

    How do I get the recorded material on the tape to my computer for editing.

  2. Default

    I have that same camera. Forget the memeory card for video - tape will give you far better quality. To get footage on your PC, you use a firewire cable. This should be connected to the cradle that this camera comes with, and the other end of that firewire cable connected to a firewire card on your PC. Some have them built into the motherboard, but you may need to buy a separate card if you don't have one already. They are cheap though (about 15-20). Then you need to use a programme like Premiere or Vegas (I would recommend Sony Vegas 6), to capture the video. The capture tools will automatically recognise your camera when you plug it in, then you just capture the video in real time. Make sure you have plenty of hard drive space, as uncompressed video will take up a lot of space.

  3. #3

    Default

    can you use the usb port

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    1,612

    Default

    No. Use Firewire.

  5. #5

    Default

    i dont have firewire, is it possible to use usb or no?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    1,612

    Default

    Yes it is, but you'll be sacrificing quality so much that it isn't worth it.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Uhrichsville Ohio
    Posts
    237

    Default

    using usb is a)worse than vhs b) crappy c)jumpy
    Mac G5 workstation with 4 gigs of ram, 4x250 gig drives in raid 5. High availability cluster server running centos for a server. 2xCanon GL2 cameras.

    TuscSports.com

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    1,612

    Default

    And the answer is Yes to all of those questions.

  9. #9

    Default

    how does useing usb 2.0 sacrifice the quality of the Tape?

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    1,612

    Default

    Not of the tape, but of the captured material.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Camera deleted all my footage on tape?
    By minimizeskates in forum Technology advice and tips
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11-23-2006, 05:42 PM
  2. Editing Camera Tape
    By a-5er in forum General video editing software help and advice
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-17-2006, 09:39 AM
  3. New software: Multi Camera Video Editing with Adobe Premiere
    By abroll in forum Adobe Premiere, Premiere Elements, and After Effects
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-20-2005, 03:15 PM
  4. Rate my camera work and editing
    By Franky000 in forum User Videos
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-15-2005, 08:46 AM
  5. Editing with camera angles
    By philhyde in forum Technology advice and tips
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-26-2004, 06:51 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

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