Transferring video to computer

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Transferring video to computer

Post by Conrail1990 » Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:25 am

I wanna put my videos on my computer, but I dont know how. I use a Sony Handycam, and it uses small disks for recording. So the disks wont run like everything else. So how do I get these videos from these small disks to my computer?
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Post by EMTRailfan » Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:33 am

Are talking about the small MP3 disks that look like a smaller version of a regular CD? My CD -ROM drive has an indentation in the center of the tray for those smaller disks.
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Post by Conrail1990 » Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:43 am

yeah. My drive has that indentation too, but wont do anything with the clips.
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Post by Ken W2KB » Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:21 pm

Conrail1990 wrote:yeah. My drive has that indentation too, but wont do anything with the clips.
What format does your cam use? Did it come with software for installation on your computer to read that format?
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Post by GOLDEN-ARM » Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:40 pm

Didn't your camera come with the cable, to hook it up, directly to the computer? Most of the newer ones have a cable connecttion, even though some make you pay extra for the cable(s).

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Post by Holtz » Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:36 am

Sounds like it is a Mini DVD format. Can you play the disc on the computer? If so, you can rip the DVD to the hard drive with software. A good program is hand brake (http://handbrake.fr/) works with Windows, Mac and Linux systems.
You can also use a cable (USB or Firewire) if your camera supports it. If so, the camera should have came with software. You play the video and capture it at the same time (1 to 1.)
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Post by MEC407 » Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:11 am

If all else fails, read the manual. :wink: If you bought the camera used and it didn't come with a manual, you can download one from Sony's web site.
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