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#1 eh1

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 04:43 AM

I need to transfer from Mini DV tapes (using my Panasonic camcorder) to MP4 (not to DVD).  Can the Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus be used to capture from Mini DV tapes?  Can it be used to save as MP4 to my hard drive?

 

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#2 Jim_Hardin

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 05:33 AM

Yes

 

Yes

 

But only if your Player for the DV Tapes can output in Composite or S-Video. That is the only input acceptable to EVD.



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Posted 05 March 2016 - 05:36 AM

I need to transfer from Mini DV tapes (using my Panasonic camcorder) to MP4 (not to DVD).  Can the Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus be used to capture from Mini DV tapes?  Can it be used to save as MP4 to my hard drive?

 

Thanks!

 

No

 

Do you have an IEEE 1394 (firewire) port on your computer?   If so, use that.   When I bought my latest desktop, I had them put a firewire port in it so I could capture my mini DV tapes.  

 

Which Panasonic camcorder?   Does the Panasonic camcorder come with capture software - some do so you can use just a USB port.   Panasonic software is here.   If you use only the USB port, then you may not be able to capture the audio.

 

The VHS signal is analog and the device converts the analog to digital so your computer can use it.    You signal is already digital.

 

I'm not sure that Jim recognized that the camcorder was the player and that you are trying to use digital tapes.

 

What operating system are you using?     Win dows Movie Maker will do the capture if the Panasonic software is not available.  It was designed for Vista but it is availbe for download from MicroSoft.  It is not supported.


Edited by sknis, 05 March 2016 - 05:53 AM.

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#4 Jim_Hardin

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 01:12 PM

Been that long that I didn't even think of the firewire :huh:

 

You will need Win 7, 8 or 10 set in compatibility mode to do that or an earlier version of Windows will work with it.



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Posted 05 March 2016 - 04:21 PM

Thanks for the replies!  To answer your questions:

1) I do not have a firewire port;

2) the camera is my player, but I would be connecting through an A/V out port on the camera (so isn't that an analog signal?);

3) the camera is a Panasonic PV-GS65;

4) the camera does have a USB out but that only connects the computer to the camera's SD slot, which only records still shots;

5) I've looked for Panasonic software for transferring the files, and I can't find anything, but I will check the link you sent, thanks;

6)I have Windows XP on one laptop and Windows 7 on another, but the one with 7 does not have a CD drive.

 

Nonetheless, I went ahead and bought it -- installing it now to the XP laptop and will give it shot.  I'll let you know if it works....

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 05:43 PM

I was able to transfer the video into the software, but it appears it does not allow you to save it in the MP4 format?



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Posted 05 March 2016 - 10:37 PM

I was able to transfer the video into the software, but it appears it does not allow you to save it in the MP4 format?

 

How?   What are the properties?  Did you lose either the high definition or the audio?

 

If that is all you have, you may want to look at the FREE  "Any Video Converter".


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Posted 06 March 2016 - 03:40 AM

Looks like this camcorder only does SD. Also only SD is possible when using either S-Video or Composite outputs.

 

Likewise the EVD has always been an SD product.

 

To output as MP4 there are 2 choices. Either select iPad or Computer set to H264:

 

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The output quality in iPad is set to something under 7000 kbps whereas you can double that in the H264 export.

 

Keep in mind, your Capture Quality is set at 8000 kbps so there is no point in exceeding that for output :(







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