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Old May 11th, 2007, 04:51 PM   #1
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Dubbing from vhs tape to vx2100?

Can someone please help me? How do I dub a vhs tape from my vcr to my sony vx2100? Ive read both manuals which are only telling me how to dub from vx2100 to vcr.

Please someone, help a girl out :(

Im trying to do this for a friend, no fee.

I have the red, yellow, white cable. Thanks. Ill be here awaiting a response...
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Old May 11th, 2007, 06:08 PM   #2
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I believe the 2100 has the same option as the 150/170 so switch it on in the VCR mode then goto the MENU then to the 2nd menu heading which IIRC is "V" go into that and turn on the AV/DV OUT. Again this is from memory but I believe thats what it's called.
Now plug the VCR into you cameras RCAs or S vid plug and you can either capture it back to your NLE thru the FW connection OR hit RECORD on the camera and PLAY on the VCR and watch the show.
BTW I'd help even if you weren't a girl ;-)
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Old May 12th, 2007, 09:23 AM   #3
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With my VX-2000 in play mode, it's the first menu item (icon like a little camera with a V in it as Don says). The item is called A/V->DV OUT and it needs to be turned on.

It was a long time ago when I tried to do this myself, but I remember for some reason I couldn't get it to pass the video through firewire to my computer in real time but there was no problem recording it to tape.

Also, FWIW, you probably won't be able to copy any sort of commercial VHS tape this way. The camera will sense any copy protection on the VHS tape and refuse to record it.
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Old May 13th, 2007, 01:30 PM   #4
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thanks guys! your help worked! boyd, it is a family documentary, not commercial :)
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Old March 18th, 2009, 03:58 PM   #5
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I'm sure this seems amusing, reviviing such an old thread, but it's a result of using search first for an answer.
I'd like to use the vx2000 analog to digital conversion / pass through feature into Vegas if possible with firewire connecting camera to computer. The catch I'm seeing is that the camera needs to be in VCR mode to use A/D conversion, which leaves the capture software in Vegas unable to capture because it demands that a tape be inserted. Inserting a tape leads Vegas Capture to only interact with the tape's recording, not the feed-through signal.
Vegas Capture will record live if the camera's in record mode, but that disables the camera's D/A conversion mode.
I think I may have done it long ago, but perhaps used VX2000 into Nero's or ATI's capture application, using RCA/S-Video cables into a breakout box.
Can I do it with a VX2000 / Vegas combination?
Thanks.
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Old March 18th, 2009, 04:15 PM   #6
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Well, a little more search turned up the answer...
The trick is under Vegas Capture > Options > Preferences > General Tab > Un-check 1st box: "Enable Device Control."
Now I can hit Vegas Capture's Record without tape in transport and it catches the fed-through signal from the camera which is in VCR A/D mode.
Thanks all past and present (especially Albert Rogers and Ed Troxel from this 2004 post here: http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/what-happ...ure-vegas.html)
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