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Sony TVR118 & video capture card

by kenstefe / December 1, 2004 12:21 PM PST

Hi, I would like to transfer and edit movies from my camcorder to my computer,My camcorder is analog, I think I need a video capture card, but I am not sure, can anyone help? Thanks, Stephanie

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Re: Sony TVR118 & video capture card
by frankzxcv / December 1, 2004 4:45 PM PST

are you sure it isn't a trv118?

if it is, yes, you have composite video out and you'll need an analogue video capture card with an RCA AV input. there are several under $60 i think, but I don't own one myself. hauppage makes one I think.

you need to tell us PC or mac. --fj

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Re: Sony TVR118 & video capture card
by kenstefe / December 2, 2004 7:00 AM PST

yes it is a sony trv118, and I am using a PC for this, could you maybe give me a link to one that I need, there are so many different kinds I just cant figure out what one to buy.

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Re: Sony TVR118 & video capture card
by frankzxcv / December 2, 2004 1:43 PM PST

well a quick search for video caapture on microcenter yielded several options including this:

http://microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0121251

bear in mind that anything other than current technology of DV to firewire is somewhat less that ideal. Sometimes the codec used by such capture cards will not create video that your editing program (or even windows media player) can read. also i can't say what the quality of the compression of this card will look like as I have never used it--

but i like this card because it's a PCI card, which (i think) will be faster and a little more dependable than USB 1.1 interface. and (remember this number) it gets 720x 480 resolution, which is a minimum really. will look a lot better than the lower res cards and devices obviously. this is just a suggested possibility, I don't know enough to recommend this.

I thought hauppage made cards for $50 that would work but don't see them. again, watch those resolution numbers. you really want 720 x something.

bear in mind, some cards will work and some won't for your purpose, so i suggest going to a retail outlet and getting help from the clerks-- that way if it doesn't work you can easily return it. - fj

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