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Posted: 10/3/2005 7:46:42 PM EDT
O.K., I have my video camera connected by an S video wire to my new Dell XPS. How do I make a digital file of the tape.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 8:01:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DADX3:
O.K., I have my video camera connected by an S video wire to my new Dell XPS. How do I make a digital file of the tape.



What kind of video camera... DV, High-8, VHS...
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 8:05:43 PM EDT
laptop desktop?
If its a laptop the S video connection is output only.
I haven't seen many desktops with s-video inputs but there a few, are you sure its input?

What OS?
With windows XP you can use windows movie maker to import video.
On my JVC dvl-805 video cam it connects via fire wire and XP picks it up and asks if i want to import via movie maker.

can you connect it any other way?
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 8:10:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 8:16:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Paul:
That S-Video is indeed an output - very few cards now need to have an analog input.

If you've got a DV video camera use the Firewire output. If you've still got an old analog only video camera you'll need something like a Canopus ADVC-110 to convert it to Firewire. If you don't have Firewire you've probably got a computer so old that editing video is going to be painful.



The XPS models are Dell top end models and if you can believe think only the top end of that line has Firewire.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 8:27:48 PM EDT
My Dell Precision 530 has 1394 (aka Firewire).

My Quadro4 900XGA has what appears to be an Svideo out - but it is not. - It is a special stereo video for use with 3D goggles.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 8:35:12 PM EDT
hope you have a big HD, my short video from a trip took 30 +gig of space as an AVI
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 8:43:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By unkempt1:
hope you have a big HD, my short video from a trip took 30 +gig of space as an AVI



Wow.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 8:46:34 PM EDT
I believe DV is 13 gigs per hour.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 8:47:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/3/2005 8:51:37 PM EDT by unkempt1]

Originally Posted By LotBoy:

Originally Posted By unkempt1:
hope you have a big HD, my short video from a trip took 30 +gig of space as an AVI



Wow.



well, 52 minutes total video.

Mini DV is what mine is .

ETA it was 21 gig of space. I had doubled one large file up. sorry.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 8:51:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
I believe DV is 13 gigs per hour.



That's right, 3.6 megs per second. And DV is compressed.
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