Newbie help? Camcorder to DVD transfer?

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Hi, I have just got a new mini dv camcorder and would like to copy
some of the film to dvd so that I can send to family members etc. I
have gleaned from reading the posts here that this may not result in
the best possible quality, but I know the family all have dvd players
so it will work best for me. The camcorder came with a usb cord and I
have a dvd burner, but I can't seem to find a way to get the film to
the hard drive to copy. I am a genuine newbie to video stuff (OK on
computer) so any help or advice would really be appreciated! Thanks,
Lynn
 
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On 20 Apr 2004 09:05:03 -0700, lynn.herrick@lineone.net (Lynn) wrote:
>Hi, I have just got a new mini dv camcorder and would like to copy
>some of the film to dvd so that I can send to family members etc. I
>have gleaned from reading the posts here that this may not result in
>the best possible quality, but I know the family all have dvd players
>so it will work best for me. The camcorder came with a usb cord and I
>have a dvd burner, but I can't seem to find a way to get the film to
>the hard drive to copy. I am a genuine newbie to video stuff (OK on
>computer) so any help or advice would really be appreciated! Thanks,
>Lynn

First, go read the tutorials at http://www.dvdrhelp.com/

2nd, USB is generally not for video, you need a Firewire connection

What software was bundled with your dvd drive? Depending on what
you have, you may have few/more? options on dvd creation


John Thomas Smith
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Lynn wrote:
> Hi, I have just got a new mini dv camcorder and would like to copy
> some of the film to dvd so that I can send to family members etc. I
> have gleaned from reading the posts here that this may not result in
> the best possible quality, but I know the family all have dvd players
> so it will work best for me. The camcorder came with a usb cord and I
> have a dvd burner, but I can't seem to find a way to get the film to
> the hard drive to copy. I am a genuine newbie to video stuff (OK on
> computer) so any help or advice would really be appreciated! Thanks,
> Lynn


If you want to avoid all the hassles of buying and learning how to use the
necessary hardware and software, just buy a standalone DVD recorder and a
firewire cable. Hook your camcorder to it, transfer your footage in and
you're done. If you want rudimentary editing capabilities, buy one with an
internal hard drive.

Mike
 

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Thanks for your help...think the DVD recorder would be my best bet.

"Mike Kujbida" <kujfam-misleadingspam@sympatico.ca> wrote in message news:<c64bum$821ak$2@ID-113661.news.uni-berlin.de>...
> Lynn wrote:
> > Hi, I have just got a new mini dv camcorder and would like to copy
> > some of the film to dvd so that I can send to family members etc. I
> > have gleaned from reading the posts here that this may not result in
> > the best possible quality, but I know the family all have dvd players
> > so it will work best for me. The camcorder came with a usb cord and I
> > have a dvd burner, but I can't seem to find a way to get the film to
> > the hard drive to copy. I am a genuine newbie to video stuff (OK on
> > computer) so any help or advice would really be appreciated! Thanks,
> > Lynn
>
>
> If you want to avoid all the hassles of buying and learning how to use the
> necessary hardware and software, just buy a standalone DVD recorder and a
> firewire cable. Hook your camcorder to it, transfer your footage in and
> you're done. If you want rudimentary editing capabilities, buy one with an
> internal hard drive.
>
> Mike
 

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