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~~ HELP PLEASE!! { S-Video output camcorder to laptop }

by SLSP1 / April 29, 2014 8:00 PM PDT

I have a really old camcorder and i want to transfer my old videos on the tapes to my laptop. The camcorder is really old and only has a S-video port (it has 8 pins in a circle so i guessed it was that). I have still have a cable that came with it which had a S-video to audio and video and i can watch the tapes on the television but i want to store them on my laptop before they degrade from time or whatever. Your help would be much appreciated!! Thanks in advance HappyHappyHappy

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Re: camcorder
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 29, 2014 8:11 PM PDT
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Be aware there are tomes about this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 30, 2014 3:44 AM PDT

A DVD recorder is your fastest and IMO best tool to get it digitized. There are capture methods for a desk or laptop but I find most get burned up about the time it takes to make 1 hour of video. At bare minimum I find folk invest 4 hours of work for each hour. Many invest 6 hours for each hour of video.

The DVD recorder can really cut that down to size.
Bob

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Dazzle
by Terfyn / April 30, 2014 4:13 PM PDT
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hi Terfyn,
by SLSP1 / May 2, 2014 4:21 PM PDT
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the link didnt quite work.. can you please explain how this dvd recorder works and its cost?

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Dazzle
by Terfyn / May 3, 2014 3:01 AM PDT
In reply to: hi Terfyn,
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