Transferring video from camcorder to PC ?

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  1. Lazy D.

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    What kind of video card do I need ? With tv out or tv in ? Do cables come with it ? (what's the cheapest) What software to use ? Any problems to expect and what in general do I need to know ?
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  2. MP

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    most any newer camcorder will come with firewire or usb cables + software.

    you can always get a video capture card but you probably won't need it
     
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    NolanTA You talkin' to me? OT Supporter

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    I have a normal video camera, and I capture from it with an AverMedia TV Studio Card - It was about $70 when I bought it about a year ago from Newegg.com.
     
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    I need to buy firewire card, gotta check the prices.
     
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    does it come with the software ?
     
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    TV Cards have inputs for cameras and software is bundled or apart of :)
     
  7. bandit320

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    Video Editing Software

    If you have a firewire capable camcorder, deff use it. Digital quality is amazing, it will be large file sizes, but if you are going to burn to a dvd or possibly cd it is the way to go. Once you get a cable, generally $30 - $35 most places all you will need is software and it will take controll of the camcorder and you will be on your way.

    I would recommend pinnacle studio 8. By far the easiest yet powerful enough to really create some great vids.
     
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    what's the cable called ? Firewire cable ? Are there different types of it or just any would do ?
     
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    I also have the AM TV card. No problems, works well with my Camcorder.
     
  10. bandit320

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    yea the cable is just a simple firewire, sometimes refered to as ilink cable. any circuit city or best buy will have them
     
  11. JimboJones

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    Is this a camcorder or a DV camera?
    I don't think most of the regular camcorders even have
    firewire, so unless you know it does, then that is not the
    path you want to take.
    If you do not have firewire, then you will need some kind of
    video capture card.
    If you do have firewire, then you can get a firewire cable
    from an online vendor like Newegg for around $10.
    A firewire card wouldn't cost too much there either.
     

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