12-27-2008 04:00 PM
12-28-2008 12:54 AM
What you need to do is you need to buy a firewire cable [this is usually found in the computer department].
Firewires come 3 ways for cameras,
6 pin-6 pin
6 pin-4 pin
4 pin-4 pin
Your JVC camcorder will be the 4 pin side. Now you need to find out if your computer has the port. If you have a laptop- it may or it may not. If it does on a laptop, chances are you have a 4 pin port on your laptop. [therefore you need a 4-4 firewire cable] IF you have a tower and it does have a port, chances are it's a 6 pin..[therefore you need a 6-4 firewire cable.] If your tower does not, you can buy an adapter to install into your tower [by removing the side of the tower [the cover] and knocking out one of those metal plates at the bottom and attaching it] this will create a 6 pin firewire port.
As far as the laptop not having the port, I have no idea how that would work.
Firewire Cost= Avg. about 30.00
Firewire adapter for tower [if needed]= Avg. about 30.00
Once you get that set up, you will need to use some sort of burning software to burn it to a DVD. I would suggest Windows Movie Maker but on Windows XP, you can't burn DVDs on windows movie maker.
I hope this helps!
12-31-2008 11:17 PM
This is what I do:
Transfer DV file to pc using firewire (as posted above)
Edit/ encode DV file to mpeg2 (DVD compatible file) using Sony Vegas
Author mpeg file using DVD Architect
Burn to disk using DVD Architect or Nero.
You can use easy all in one program (like Ulead, etc) to encode/ author and burn your DV files to a DVD.
04-02-2009 05:07 PM
04-06-2009 01:04 PM
Most video editing programs that support DV video can capture over Firewire from a MiniDV camcorder. Windows Movie Maker includes this capability I think. Many camcorders don't come with any MiniDV capture software, I know my old GR-DVL530U didn't.
You typically won't see a device detected by Windows itself when you plug in the camcorder, that's just how the Firewire camcorder interface works.
Once you've got capture/editing software (such as possibly WMM), you will need to start capturing with the software and then hit play on the camcorder. The capture software might be able to start playback automatically. You will need to rewind the tape first, of course.
05-05-2009 06:46 AM
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