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Old November 11th, 2008, 06:24 PM   #1
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Capturing from DVR to PC

Does anyone know a way to capture my DVR'd files from my Cable box? I can copy to another DVR that can burn a DVD. However, I want to be able to make my own edits.

I have a bunch of football games I want to put on DVD and can't get them off? any suggestions?
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Old November 11th, 2008, 10:34 PM   #2
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Hi Guy,

Are you wanting to add transitions, titles, and such ??

If so, you should be able to copy the files from the DVD's to your computer, and use a Video Editing Program to make the changes you want.

If not, or maybe just simple titles, I use 2 Panas and 3 Phillips DVR-HDD units that can do simple editing. ie - knocking out sections you don't want and/or rearranging the sequence of recorded materals.

The Phillips can also copy from non-comercial DVD's - to their HDD's - for such editing and DVD copy making.

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Old November 12th, 2008, 04:17 AM   #3
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I have connected my camera to my DVR with component cables (I have a component to mini plug adapter that fits my camera) and then captured to my computer via firewire. This has worked well for me, although it gives a couple of generations loss in the conversion from mpeg to AVI and then back to mpeg for the edited DVD.

I think some of the Tivo units can transfer to a usb hub, but I'm not sure. If yours can you might be able to transfer the original mpeg file and edit it without converting it.

Good luck.
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Old November 12th, 2008, 04:46 AM   #4
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I've taken the s-video and analog audio outputs from my PVR and captured them as DV using a Canopus ADVC110 converter box. Worked just fine, just a little time consuming since it captures in real time.
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