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Help please.. 710-USB Firewire capture

Last post 05-05-2020, 4:09 by PHVideo. 5 replies.
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  •  04-15-2019, 17:10 783934

    Help please.. 710-USB Firewire capture

    I have a 710-USB which I use to capture analog video flawlessly, but I've been given a mini DV tape to capture. I'm trying to connect the camera to the firewire port of the 710-USB and the PC isn't seeing it.

    Can anyone offer any advice?

    Thanks 

  •  04-15-2019, 17:16 783935 in reply to 783934

    Re:Help please.. 710-USB Firewire capture

    What version of Studio are you using ?
  •  04-15-2019, 17:18 783936 in reply to 783935

    Re: Re:Help please.. 710-USB Firewire capture

    Not using Studio, I'm using Nero video to capture.. I can see S-Video and Composite as input options but no firewire. 
  •  05-04-2020, 17:44 798824 in reply to 783934

    Re: Help please.. 710-USB Firewire capture

     You have a chicken and elephant situation. Devil Two different animals. Wink The analog capture device reads the analog signal from the "tape" (NTSC or PAL output) and coverts that signal to a digital code in a video file. The Mini DV tape contains a digital coded video file. One needs a DV transfer program found on older Pinnacle Studio programs or one of the many freeware programs, like  WinDV. Set the camera in VCR mode and connect by firewire. The program will (should) be able to control the camera and transfer the video file from the tape to the computer.

    There is no "capture" (re-recording) of the DV in the process as there is in digitizing analog video or audio. The digital file was recorded by the camera to tape but to copy that digital file one must run the complete tape.   A 60 min, tape takes 60 min. to transfer because of the liner nature of tape.

  •  05-05-2020, 1:42 798834 in reply to 798824

    Re: Help please.. 710-USB Firewire capture

    Stewart Lavis:

     You have a chicken and elephant situation. Devil Two different animals. Wink The analog capture device reads the analog signal from the "tape" (NTSC or PAL output) and coverts that signal to a digital code in a video file. The Mini DV tape contains a digital coded video file. One needs a DV transfer program found on older Pinnacle Studio programs or one of the many freeware programs, like  WinDV. Set the camera in VCR mode and connect by firewire. The program will (should) be able to control the camera and transfer the video file from the tape to the computer.

    There is no "capture" (re-recording) of the DV in the process as there is in digitizing analog video or audio. The digital file was recorded by the camera to tape but to copy that digital file one must run the complete tape.   A 60 min, tape takes 60 min. to transfer because of the liner nature of tape.

    This is a situation that was reported over one year ago. Not sure if he has already solved the problem by now. 

  •  05-05-2020, 4:09 798838 in reply to 798834

    Re: Help please.. 710-USB Firewire capture

    I apologise, I thought I posted the resolution. In the end I purchased a standalone FireWire card. Although Nero seen and worked with the hardware it just wasn’t reliable enough for a long term solution. I’m also currently using Studio 21 to capture the footage.

    Thanks 

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