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Old February 15th, 2004, 06:51 AM   #1
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Best way to capture video onto my computer?

What would be the best way to capture video to my computer? I take it there are better ways than through my onboard firewire door?

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Old February 15th, 2004, 12:58 PM   #2
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Well, the best way would be to use a miniDV deck, which will still use a firewire cable to feed into your computer. That saves wear and tear on your camera. They start at around $800, and have been discussed many, many times here before. Just do a search for "miniDV deck" using the search function and you'll find lots of info.

If you are looking for a better solution than Firewire, you could try sitting your tapes on top of your computer and letting it absorb the info through osmosis... :)
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Old February 15th, 2004, 05:19 PM   #3
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I vote for firewire transfers. Like Dylan, I like using a MiniDV Deck but any camera or convertor device which connects via firewire should also work.
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Old February 15th, 2004, 06:28 PM   #4
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I'm assuming you are talking about the firewire on your computer?
Why are you saying there would be a better way? I've seldom
seen a better working connection then that. It's pretty much
plug and play and fully digital. What more could you want.

A seperate DV deck will safe on wear and tear on your camera.
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