Capture Sony's MICROMV MPEG-2 Digital Format? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Open DV Discussion

Open DV Discussion
For topics which don't fit into any of the other categories.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old January 9th, 2004, 08:28 AM   #1
Retired DV Info Net Almunus
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Austin, TX USA
Posts: 2,882
Capture Sony's MICROMV MPEG-2 Digital Format?

I have a friend that asked me how he could capture footage shot on a Sony DCR-IP55 in MICROMV MPEG-2 Digital Format to a PC with Windows XP? Can anyone give any suggestions?

I'm a Mac user, and I've never used MicroMV...so I don't have a clue what to tell him.
__________________
John Locke
SursumFilms.com
John Locke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 9th, 2004, 09:32 AM   #2
New Boot
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Montreal Canada
Posts: 24
I use Pinnacle Studio to capture from my Sony MicroMV to my pc.
Tim D Wright is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 9th, 2004, 09:44 AM   #3
Retired DV Info Net Almunus
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Austin, TX USA
Posts: 2,882
Thanks, Tim. He doesn't have that program unfortunately. This is a one-shot deal. He'll only need to download from this particular camcorder once.

So, anyone know of a freebie capture program or some way to get the footage onto his computer without having to go out and buy a program.
__________________
John Locke
SursumFilms.com
John Locke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 9th, 2004, 10:56 AM   #4
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Hampshire, England
Posts: 1,543
I thought that sony bundled there own editing software with there MV range of cameras, due to incompatibility with certain software? - get them to check the box.

Cheers,

Ed
__________________
Ed Smith
Hampshire, UK

Good things come to those who wait

My Skiing web www.Frostytour.co.uk


For quick answers Search dvinfo.net | The best in the business: dvinfo.net Sponsors
Ed Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 9th, 2004, 11:01 AM   #5
Retired DV Info Net Almunus
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Austin, TX USA
Posts: 2,882
Wish it were that simple...of course, real life never is.

This camera was handed off to him by the head honcho with the instructions "Take this footage and put it on a DVD for me." The head honcho is now 7,000 miles away from home, so I doubt he brought the box with him. My friend, in the meantime, needs to deliver this footage.

So I'm trying to help him out...I know that if there's any place in the world where we can get info to help him deliver the DVD to this guy, it's here at DVi.

Realistically...no access to the original software, and this being a one-time capture and burn to DVD, there's no budget to buy software. PLUS, there's a time element. The clock is ticking. Taking those facts into consideration, anyone know how I can help him out?
__________________
John Locke
SursumFilms.com
John Locke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 9th, 2004, 11:05 AM   #6
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Hampshire, England
Posts: 1,543
ahhhhhh.......

If hes using Win XP I guess he could try windows movie maker? That might work.
__________________
Ed Smith
Hampshire, UK

Good things come to those who wait

My Skiing web www.Frostytour.co.uk


For quick answers Search dvinfo.net | The best in the business: dvinfo.net Sponsors
Ed Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 9th, 2004, 02:02 PM   #7
New Boot
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Montreal Canada
Posts: 24
The Sony software was called Movie Shaker, you might see if you can find a version of that to download other wise Pinnacle Studio is fairly cheap.
Tim D Wright is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 9th, 2004, 02:09 PM   #8
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Posts: 263
Try using another firewire equipped DV camera as a converter to convert the MPEG-2 stream to DV with the composite out on the the Sony.

Hope this helps.

-Tim
Tim Brown is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Open DV Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:20 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network