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AV to USB

by sifagaloa / June 6, 2007 12:09 PM PDT

I was wondering if anybody has a diagram to make an AV to USB converter, I know the quality wouldn't be the best, but I have an old camera, that has no way to hook up to a computer. I just need where the wires hook from the AV to the usb and line in plugs.

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There is no such diagram because...
by ahtoi / June 7, 2007 2:12 AM PDT
In reply to: AV to USB

it is not a straight wires-to-wires connection. An adapter/capturing device is needed for the connection. There are adapter cards that can be install in the computer that do this as well (not through the USB).

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there is no such diagram
by sifagaloa / June 7, 2007 9:19 AM PDT

I realize this, but what I was asking is if anybody had a diagram to MAKE a capturing device.

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You CAN"T DO IT!
by Jamfan55 / June 28, 2007 5:44 AM PDT
In reply to: AV to USB

You're not getting it - the AV is ANALOG, the USB is DIGITAL. to use a USB cord for capture, you'll first have to convert your ANALOG video into DIGITAL. You can't just tape 2 cord ends together and have it work. You're gonna have to SPEND MONEY. And if you're gonna get involved with video editing, you need to be prepared to spend A LOT OF MONEY.

Maybe you could feed your AV onto a tape in a combo VCR / DVD recorder, burn a DVD from that tape, and use the DVD-R from that to transfer the video to your computer.

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