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Hi, I seem to have a similar issue. I am using the Gamecap HD Pro to capture some mini dv tape that was taken a few years ago on a Panasonic NV-DA1EN video camera (yes it is old!). I am using this solution after doing some research on the web (

) given the traditional firewire set up didn't seem to work with Windows 7 and the usual video capture programs that are out there. As per the YouTube tutorial above I am using the original cable that came with the camera and simply plug one end into the "AV Out" socket on the camera with the traditional white, red and yellow cables on the other end of the cable into the Gamecap HD Pro. I can get reasonable picture passing through that I can see in the Roxio capture software but it is in black and white when I have a crystal clear color picture on the screen on my camera when I play the tape. Could it be that these are not the right sort of cables to use with the Gamecap HD Pro and this is why I am not getting a color picture? myguggi or anybody else would appreciate some input as I have some priceless video I want off these tapes before it is too late. Thanks
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Thanks to everybody who replied to my post and gave some great suggested solutions to try to solve the issue. Have tried all of them without success and now as a final resort have taken the advice of d_deweywright and handed over the hard earned to purchase the Easy VHS to DVD product by Roxio.

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Hi, I seem to have a similar issue. I am using the Gamecap HD Pro to capture some mini dv tape that was taken a few years ago on a Panasonic NV-DA1EN video camera (yes it is old!). I am using this solution after doing some research on the web (

) given the traditional firewire set up didn't seem to work with Windows 7 and the usual video capture programs that are out there. As per the YouTube tutorial above I am using the original cable that came with the camera and simply plug one end into the "AV Out" socket on the camera with the traditional white, red and yellow cables on the other end of the cable into the Gamecap HD Pro. I can get reasonable picture passing through that I can see in the Roxio capture software but it is in black and white when I have a crystal clear color picture on the screen on my camera when I play the tape. Could it be that these are not the right sort of cables to use with the Gamecap HD Pro and this is why I am not getting a color picture? myguggi or anybody else would appreciate some input as I have some priceless video I want off these tapes before it is too late. Thanks

 

The Gamecap does not work with composite cables, which is what your camera cable is.

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As GrandpaBruce noted, your composite (yellow) video cable won't suffice for this project. You probably noticed that the GameCap Pro has Component (Red, Green, Blue) inputs? That's what it requires.

 

You could instead get the Easy VHS to DVD product, with the USB Capture device, which does accept a composite input video signal.

 

Or you could find a composite to component video converter.

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Is 3 a Cluster?

 

A couple of approaches:

 

Win7 1394 aka Firewire, requires a Legacy Setting – Firewire Legacy HERE - That may allow you to use what you used to ;)

 

Look around to see if you have a player (VHS/DVD/BD) that would allow you to Input your Composite signal from your camcorder and Output in HDMI or Component that the RGC can use :o

(that would take the place of converter that Dave was talking about)

 

If you go the Player route, you will have to keep your project aspect ratios 4:3 to 4:3. Do a SHORT test cap first and play with it a little.

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