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Non-techie and newbie here so apologize in advance for what could be a simple question. However, I haven't found an exact anwswer to my question....

 

Roxio Easy VHS to DVD 3 is NOT compatible with Windows10 at the moment. Is that a correct statement?

 

If that is true, my follow-up would be: Are there plans to make it compatible with Windows10?

 

Finally, if Windows10 and Roxio Easy VHS to DVD 3 will not work together....

 

Does anyone have a recommendation on how I can transfer videos from my miniDV tapes to my computer?

 

Thank you in advance for dealing with newbie questions. I appreciate your patience and your cooperation.

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Answer to question #1: You are correct. It is not compatible with Windows 10, according to their list of software programs that are. http://www.corel.com/corel-and-windows-10/

 

Answer to quesiton #2: You would have to contact Roxio, directly. This is a user forum, and we are users of the software, like you, so we don't know.

 

Answer to question #3: Transfer with the software that came with your video camera?

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Thanks for the replies.

 

I have tried it on Windows 10 but it would not recognize the video feed. I did not try it on a previous version of Windows.

 

Apologies for asking but what is NXT?

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Creator NXT is a suite of programs. There is NXT, NXT 2, and NXT 3 with Pro and Regular versions. Only NXT 3 is compatible with W 10.

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miniDV's usually require the transfer to be made with a Firewire connection. Do you have such a port on your PC? What camera make/model did you use to make the recordings?

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Hi Walt - I am hoping I can use the Roxio Video Capture USB device. The camera make/model is an old Canon NTSC ZR50MC Digital Video Camcorder. Any experience with this kind of setup?

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Hi Walt - I am hoping I can use the Roxio Video Capture USB device. The camera make/model is an old Canon NTSC ZR50MC Digital Video Camcorder. Any experience with this kind of setup?

 

Your video camcorder has a 4-pin connector port (based on IEEE-1394), which is a firewire port out. Does your computer have a firewire (IEEE-1394) port? If so, it is probably a 6-pin port, unless you have a laptop. If your computer is a laptop, it will probably have a 4-pin port, if it has that port.

 

You will then need a 4-pin to 6-pin firewire cable or a 4-pin to 4-pin firewire cable. I have no clue if Windows 10 supports firewire.

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Yes, the camcorder has a firewire port out but the laptop does not. That is why I am hoping I could use the Roxio Video Capture USB device and put that between my laptop and my camcorder. It looks like the software recgnzies the Roxio device but the status is reporting No Signal.

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Yes, the camcorder has a firewire port out but the laptop does not. That is why I am hoping I could use the Roxio Video Capture USB device and put that between my laptop and my camcorder. It looks like the software recgnzies the Roxio device but the status is reporting No Signal.

 

How are you connected? Exact description please. Does playback work when you connect the camcorder to a TV?

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Thank you for the responses.

 

I have the camcorder hooked up to an AV to RCA cord. That cord is connected to the Roxio Video Capture USB device through the red/yellow/white cables (newbie remember).

 

Using that setup, I hooked it up to the USB on my TV and it did not work. I also tried connecting it to the TV with just the AV to RCA cord (no Roxio VC USB).

 

That didn't work either although the TV recognized something connected to the AV2 input.

 

Try a new cable? I'm going back to the camcorder instructions to see if there is a setting on it somewhere that I need to change.

 

Thanks again for your assistance and your patience with a noob like me.

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Thank you for the responses.

 

I have the camcorder hooked up to an AV to RCA cord. That cord is connected to the Roxio Video Capture USB device through the red/yellow/white cables (newbie remember).

 

Using that setup, I hooked it up to the USB on my TV and it did not work. I also tried connecting it to the TV with just the AV to RCA cord (no Roxio VC USB).

 

That didn't work either although the TV recognized something connected to the AV2 input.

 

Try a new cable? I'm going back to the camcorder instructions to see if there is a setting on it somewhere that I need to change.

 

Thanks again for your assistance and your patience with a noob like me.

You mean that you do not get playback when you connect the camcorder directly to the TV? Did you change the settings on the camcorder for playback? Have you read the manual to see how to do playback from the camcorder?

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I am puzzled by the part: "I hooked it up to the USB on my TV and it did not work"

 

If you actually connected Camcorder >>> Capture USB Device>>> TV, I can assure you that will never work!

 

The USB signal from the Capture USB Device will ONLY work with the software.

 

While I am not up to speed on various TVs, I find it strange that you have a TV that supports USB input AND Composite Input??? Most that have USB input would only have Component and HDMI. Composite is not the same as Component and the two cannot work together. - I take that back, my oldest LCD TV (8 years old) does support 6 different inputs (hdmi, composite, S-video, component, USB and VGA)

 

In spite of that, make sure you are not connecting Camcorder Component to TV Composite (hint, NO yellow plug in Component) ;)

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Jim, some TVs that have Component colored video inputs, actually support a composite signal that is plugged into the Green Component signal. Not sure how but they can detect the Composite signal, and internally switch to use it accordingly. I think my TV has that capability.

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Thanks again, everyone, for your replies and suggestions.

 

I went back to the camcorder manual and confirmed the playback settings are correct.

 

I am going to take a step back and try a new set of cables - placed the order and should be here in a few days.

 

I am able to hear some muffled low audio from the laptop speakers so there is some connection being made. However, the software still indicates no input signal.

 

I found an S-video cable around the house and used that to connect my camcorder to the Roxio Video Capture USB with the same results - no input signal indicated.

 

Will update this thread as my troubleshooting continues - appreciate all the help.

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Does it work (the new S-Video cable) when plugged directly into your TV, you didn't say.?

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Yup. I bought the exact cable model specified by Canon and that seemed to do the trick. Thanks again for tips.

 

My new challenge is figuring out the best way to compress these 14GB *.avi files without losing quality.

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Yup. I bought the exact cable model specified by Canon and that seemed to do the trick. Thanks again for tips.

 

My new challenge is figuring out the best way to compress these 14GB *.avi files without losing quality.

 

You might consider converting it to an DIVX avi format. Most video players will play them now. It get tricky if you want or need menus.

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Back up 1 moment here... The EVD3 only captures as mpeg2.

 

What produced AVI files? (what did you capture with)

 

Also, in video 'file size' is irrelevant! Everything is based on time and 'file size' is the result of Time and mega bits per second.

 

I looked back through this Topic I don't really see what your output goal is here? You mention "transfer to my computer" but are you specifically after only a file? Or might you want to make DVD Movie now or later?

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My simple goal is just to get the videos off of tape and on to my computer for safe keeping.

 

I am using NXT3.

 

When I capture the video of the camcorder, the file is saved as an *.avi file and each is ~12-14GB.

 

I have the storage space so it isn't a problem but I am sure there is a way to keep the same quality but in a smaller sized video file.

 

I just haven't played around with it enough to see what works best.

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