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  • Capturing mini-dv tapes to PC

     Dave Giardina updated 10 minutes ago 6 Members · 26 Posts
  • Graham Bernard

    June 23, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    Name and make of your PC?

  • Dave Giardina

    June 23, 2022 at 3:51 pm

    It’s an HP Envy desktop

  • Edward Troxel

    June 23, 2022 at 4:01 pm

    You can get external CD Drives. However, I often put my CD in an older machine that has a CD drive, copy the contents to a USB drive, and then install from that USB drive on the new machine.

    It’s not an impossibility that the VEGAS capture “might” see that device plugged in and capture – but it won’t be as good as firewire.

  • Edward Troxel

    June 23, 2022 at 4:03 pm

    Got an error on the screen so duplicated the reply…

  • Graham Bernard

    June 23, 2022 at 4:48 pm

    Does it have a DVD player?

  • Graham Bernard

    June 23, 2022 at 4:50 pm

    Yeah, try what Edward says.

  • Dave Giardina

    June 23, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    My PC doesn’t have any kind of DVD player. I’ll borrow a friend’s iMac which does have a disk player and, as you say, try to extract the program to a USB drive. Hopefully it’ll be compatible with my pc.

  • Graham Bernard

    June 23, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    Is the software downloadable?

  • Dave Giardina

    June 23, 2022 at 10:13 pm

    On the instruction page they gave a website to download OBS studio. Which I did. But not sure what I’m supposed to do with it. The instructions say to go to “applications” then choose “QuickTime Player” then click “file” then “New Movie Recording” then to select “”AV TO USB2.0”. But I’m not seeing these options. The link they gave is http://www.obsproject.com/download

  • Peter Heap

    June 24, 2022 at 1:07 pm

    Hi Dave

    I’ve captured many tapes using Vegas Capture on my PC. Definitely the best way. Google “FireWire card” and something like this will come up. As long as it’s compatible with your PC you should be good to go.

    Cheers

    Pete

    PS if the tapes were recorded on a Canon camera make sure you’re playing out of a Canon camera. Otherwise you’ll get missing audio and visual instability.

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