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Rafafan

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Hi all, I have recently purchased EMC 10 and have been trying to capture video from my Panasonic cam corder, apparently some DV cameras are set to memory mode, therefore i am being told that because of this i can capture photos but not saved or live video. The camera is about 6 years old, do i need to buy a new DV camera or can i alter it so i can capture video. the camera works perfectly well otherwise. :unsure:

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Hi James, yes i can use windows movie maker to capture video, however when i burn the dvd the quality of playback is quite poor, however when i play the video direct from my camera via TV it is pin sharp. sorry cant lay my hands on my manual as yet. Happy new year by the way.

If you list the full model number for the camcorder, we might be able to look it up on Panasonic's site.

 

As Walt asked, for your output quality to approach what is on the tape you have to control the capture quality and output quality very closely. You cannot capture in crap mode and output in highest quality and expect anything better than the captured quality.

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Yes, DV AVI is correct. Make sure you have chosen a FOLDER AND a filename. CAPTURE NOW will be grayed out if there is no filename!

 

Thanks for your help Gary, I finally sorted it with your help, I borrowed a friends newer camcorder and changed my discs to DVD-R made by verbatim, EMC 10 recognised the camera instantly and everything else just opened up, after that it has been a breeze. Thanks again to everybody.

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Thanks for your help Gary, I finally sorted it with your help, I borrowed a friends newer camcorder and changed my discs to DVD-R made by verbatim, EMC 10 recognised the camera instantly and everything else just opened up, after that it has been a breeze. Thanks again to everybody.

 

 

High fives to you! I hope that your productions all turn out the way you want them, to.

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Can you use Windows Movie Maker to capture with?

 

What does the camcorder manual have to say about transferring movies to a PC?

Hi James, yes i can use windows movie maker to capture video, however when i burn the dvd the quality of playback is quite poor, however when i play the video direct from my camera via TV it is pin sharp. sorry cant lay my hands on my manual as yet. Happy new year by the way.

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Hi James, yes i can use windows movie maker to capture video, however when i burn the dvd the quality of playback is quite poor, however when i play the video direct from my camera via TV it is pin sharp. sorry cant lay my hands on my manual as yet. Happy new year by the way.

 

What quality did you select when burning to DVD?

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If you list the full model number for the camcorder, we might be able to look it up on Panasonic's site.

 

As Walt asked, for your output quality to approach what is on the tape you have to control the capture quality and output quality very closely. You cannot capture in crap mode and output in highest quality and expect anything better than the captured quality.

Hi, the serial number for my camera is Panasonic NV-DS37 and i am trying to find out about this memory mode which is stopping EMC 10 from imprting videos.

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Hi, the serial number for my camera is Panasonic NV-DS37 and i am trying to find out about this memory mode which is stopping EMC 10 from imprting videos.

 

If you recorded video to tape then of course your camera has to be set to VCR to be able to capture videos from your digital camcorder. The memory mode is only for downloading photo images or capturing video recorded to the memory stick with the camera. I believe to capture from a memory stick you have to use a USB connection; at least I have to with my Sony camera.

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If you recorded video to tape then of course your camera has to be set to VCR to be able to capture videos from your digital camcorder. The memory mode is only for downloading photo images or capturing video recorded to the memory stick with the camera. I believe to capture from a memory stick you have to use a USB connection; at least I have to with my Sony camera.

Thats what i thought, as i said earlier though when EMC 10 is on it recognises the camera but will not let me capture video even if the camera is in playback mode, the capture video button remains greyed out, i didnt have this problem when i used Pinnacle,Im baffled. :unsure:

 

Cheers

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Thats what i thought, as i said earlier though when EMC 10 is on it recognises the camera but will not let me capture video even if the camera is in playback mode, the capture video button remains greyed out, i didnt have this problem when i used Pinnacle,Im baffled. :unsure:

 

Cheers

 

In the main screen of video capture, is there a drop down box where you can change the file type of how you capture? If it is there, which it should be, then what are you choices for capture? You should have it set to DV-AVI

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In the main screen of video capture, is there a drop down box where you can change the file type of how you capture? If it is there, which it should be, then what are you choices for capture? You should have it set to DV-AVI

Is this the correct setting for where i am ( United Kingdom)? :unsure:

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Yes, DV AVI is correct. Make sure you have chosen a FOLDER AND a filename. CAPTURE NOW will be grayed out if there is no filename!

 

Thanks very much everybody for your help, unfortunately i cannot access my PC until tommorrow (4th Jan) but i feel better prepared than a few days ago. I will let you all know how i get on. Thanks again

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Thanks very much everybody for your help, unfortunately i cannot access my PC until tommorrow (4th Jan) but i feel better prepared than a few days ago. I will let you all know how i get on. Thanks again

 

Hopefully you will find that you missed something, and will be successful capturing, tomorrow.

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Sorry for not getting back to you good people but i have been away for a few days. I got it sorted, I guess in my excitement i got carried away and forgot a couple of simple things so i settled down and did excactly what i had done earlier and bingo, it works like a dream, I have now made about a dozen DVDs and they are all good. Thanks again. One tiny problem i have though is the sound is ever so slightly out of sync, I can live with it but if i could stop it then it would be even better.

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Hi James, yes i can use windows movie maker to capture video, however when i burn the dvd the quality of playback is quite poor, however when i play the video direct from my camera via TV it is pin sharp. sorry cant lay my hands on my manual as yet. Happy new year by the way.
A burned DVD will NEVER be as sharp as playing the video direct from the camcorder to the TV. Why? Because the video must be compressed to be burned to a DVD. To get the bst quality possible on a DVD, keep the video to under one for a 4.7GB blank DVD and a little under 2hrs for dual layer, 8.5GB blank DVD.
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Hi all, I have recently purchased EMC 10 and have been trying to capture video from my Panasonic cam corder, apparently some DV cameras are set to memory mode, therefore i am being told that because of this i can capture photos but not saved or live video. The camera is about 6 years old, do i need to buy a new DV camera or can i alter it so i can capture video. the camera works perfectly well otherwise. :unsure:

 

Does the video camera have a firewire port on it, so you can capture via firewire? If it only has USB, then you are going to have to capture via the software that came with the video camera. You can then use the captured file in EMC 10.

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High fives to you! I hope that your productions all turn out the way you want them, too.

Hi Bruce, I take your point about not starting a new thread and checking my last reply, This time i have not altered anything at all, i learnt my lesson last time, Could it be that i have to enter the length of time for the video while at the importing page?

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Does the video camera have a firewire port on it, so you can capture via firewire? If it only has USB, then you are going to have to capture via the software that came with the video camera. You can then use the captured file in EMC 10.

Yes it does, i used to make my own dvds with my old PC using Pinnacle.

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Same thing with Roxio; capture via firewire.

I am using a firewire cable, i used the same camera with pinnacle connected with a firewire cable and it worked fine then, i am wondering if i have bought what looks like a firewire cable, ie it fits in both connections, sorry if i sound a bit dumb. thanks anyway

 

Plug the Firewire cable into your camcorder and computer, fire up EMC 10 and in the capture program click on the "Video" tab and see if EMC 10 recognizes your camcorder. If so you, should be able to capture the camcorders video.

 

Frank...

Thanks for your reply but i already tried this, it recognises the device but the capture video button is greyed out.

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