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Colorado Rick 10-18-2008 01:50 PM

Digital Conversion help!!
I have a Sony Handicam that really does a great job for us. It's compact and lightweight, and we're generally happy with it.

Here's the problem:

It records on a small cassette called a MiniDV.

I can't for the life of me figure out how to convert the tape to a digital format for transfer to the internet.

There is a special slot for a firewire cable to connect, but that will only really hook up to a DVR. Now if I go that far, I am back to square one because I would need to get it off the DVR and onto my pc.

I'm losing valuable hair on this one...

Any suggestions?

toomse 10-18-2008 02:30 PM

Check to see if your PC has an i.Link port/slot.
Thats where the firewire should plug into the PC.

Colorado Rick 10-18-2008 02:36 PM

Thanks Tommse.

I was thinking about that and then it occurred to me that I might see Audio/Video tracking issues.

Ever seen that before, and if so... any suggestions for solutions?

toomse 10-18-2008 03:14 PM

My cousin has a Sony handycam and the couple of times I have firewired the video to the computer I haven't had any audio sync problems.

Colorado Rick 10-18-2008 03:38 PM

Awesome!! Thanks again Toomse!

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