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    Default miniDV tape to Computer - How ?

    Hi,

    As per the title, I've quite a number of miniDV tapes of my children when they are very young (using Sony DCR-PC120E - and this device is still working perfectly).

    Used to be able to transfer between PC/notebook & miniDV tape when firewire are available then.

    Unfortunately, all my new PC/NB do not have such a ancient port/interface any more.

    Currently, is there any hardware(s) available that is able to interface DV/firewire to USB and provide digital video transfer ?

    Thanks in advance.
    Regards, EH.

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    Default Re: miniDV tape to Computer - How ?

    If your PC has a free slot, a PCI-e firewire card would be an option


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    Default Re: miniDV tape to Computer - How ?

    Since the camcorder is SD, no harm just going the analog route with the supplied RCA cable and a cheap as chips RCA to USB converter from Sim Lim or Aliexpress. Realtime capture either way. Ouch!
    Last edited by Bamboopictures; 18th August 2017 at 08:16 PM.

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    Default Re: miniDV tape to Computer - How ?

    Ya.. I think that is the only way cause I don't have the slot in PC for the pure digital route.

    A few choices from the DA to AD process https://wiki.ezvid.com/best-vhs-to-dvd-converters
    Regards, EH.

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    it's a long shot but maybe you can approach those shops in sim lim square who do conversion services to dvd. maybe they still have a pc with a firewire card. they will be able to capture it to dv format for you direct to a hard drive supplied by you for a fee.

    or a friend with a pc with a pci slot empty.....

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    Default Re: miniDV tape to Computer - How ?

    Already purchase this(http://list.qoo10.sg/item/EASYCAP-US...lectedOptions=).
    On the way
    Regards, EH.

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