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I feel like an idiot for asking but here goes....

by Madyee7630 / March 12, 2008 2:15 AM PDT

I don't have a dvd burner on my computer(yes, boo hiss i know)....but I do have a dvd burner that is hooked up to my tv to transfer old vhs tapes onto and to burn movies etc. I am thinking of purchasing a digital camcorder (i have an old 8mm model) to get away from the vhs tapes. Will this setup work for transferring my recorded stuff from the new camcorder (dvd or hd, haven't decided yet) or am i stupidly out of luck because i dont have a dvd burner on my computer?????

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oops on the above post...
by Madyee7630 / March 12, 2008 2:54 AM PDT

I meant to say that i haven't decided between the dvd and the hdd camera types yet (but i'm leaning towards the hdd)......sorry.....trying to use the appropriate acronyms

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If you're going to use the DVD recorder...
by whizkid454 / March 12, 2008 6:05 AM PDT

You'll need it set up right so that you can record directly from the TV. In my recorder setup, I could hook up the camcorder to the TV and play the video from the camcorder through the composite cables. The DVD recorder would record what is on the TV to a DVD. You could go with miniDV if your DVD recorder has a Firewire port. For HDD, you would need to use the aforementioned process.

No computer DVD burner is necessary unless you want to edit the video and output as a DVD.

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Thanks a million
by Madyee7630 / March 12, 2008 10:05 PM PDT

I thought i needed to see if there was a Camcorders for Dummies book! I appreciate the time to answer such a basic question but i started to get confused when reading everyone else's post about their computer dvd burners and nobody mentioning any other methods.

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