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OK, here's the deal. Although on my 3rd or 4th video camera I have no experience burning videos to disc or even uploading to a PC. Everything recorded so far is still in it's original media, mainly some kind of tape. I have just purchased a Sony HDR-SR11 Hi-Def Video Camera and have a new version of Roxio Creator 2009 still in the box. The camera comes with it's own software, Picture Motion Browser Ver. 3.0.00 and Sonic UDF Reader. The latter apparently has some compatibility issues with earlier versions of Roxio and especially with Easy CD Creator 5 (which should not be an issue as I do not have that installed). PC hardware consists of a Dell Dimension with an AMD processor running Vista 32 bit on 2GB of RAM. I do not presently own a Blu-ray drive or player.

 

My question then is threefold. In what order should I install the above software, if it makes a difference, or should I avoid the Sony software altogether in favor of the Roxio? Secondly, should I avoid shooting in HD until such time as I get a Blu-ray device or is there a way to upload HD video and then burn it onto a standard DVD disc which can be viewed on any player? Finally, is it likely that I'll be able to copy my old tapes to my PC? That's where I was originally heading when I bought the Roxio software.

 

Thanks for your input!

 

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"In what order should I install the above software..."

 

My suggestion is to install the software that came with the camera first, then Roxio 2009.

 

"should I avoid shooting in HD until such time as I get a Blu-ray device... "

 

I suggest that go ahead and shoot in HD and save the video for later.

 

"is it likely that I'll be able to copy my old tapes to my PC?"

 

Again I suggest that you should be able to copy your "old" tapes to your computer.

 

Keep checking this thread as I'm sure there are others that will have some good advice for you.

 

Frank...

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If you purchased C2009 Ultimate, it came with an analog capture device that can transfer older tape (non-digital) to the computer.

 

Yes, you can convert and burn hidef files to a standard video DVD that can be viewed on any standard DVD player.

 

The Sony software and the Sonic UDF reader maybe redundant. The SR11 has a 60GB hard drive so you really don't need software to transfer the files. It should show up in My Computer as an external hard drive and you can just copy the files using Explorer. Media Import 11 should also recognize it.

 

The SR 11 is AVCHD. Some users have reported problems, but haven't been verified. C20009 does support AVCHD input and output.

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If you purchased C2009 Ultimate, it came with an analog capture device that can transfer older tape (non-digital) to the computer.

 

Yes, you can convert and burn hidef files to a standard video DVD that can be viewed on any standard DVD player.

 

The Sony software and the Sonic UDF reader maybe redundant. The SR11 has a 60GB hard drive so you really don't need software to transfer the files. It should show up in My Computer as an external hard drive and you can just copy the files using Explorer. Media Import 11 should also recognize it.

 

The SR 11 is AVCHD. Some users have reported problems, but haven't been verified. C20009 does support AVCHD input and output.

 

Gary, you mentioned in this reply that an analog device for transferring tapes to the computer is included with EMC 2009 Ultimate. I purchased the boxed version of 2009 Ultimute direct from Roxio and no device came with mine. Were you mistaken or was I shorted the device? Looking at the Roxio site it appears you have to purchase the device as an add on or extra. I'm really curious now if I should contact Roxio.

 

By the way I guess I'm one of the many fortunate one's that did not have any problems downloading 2009 Ultimate on my machine running Vista Ultimate 32 bit.

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Gary, you mentioned in this reply that an analog device for transferring tapes to the computer is included with EMC 2009 Ultimate. I purchased the boxed version of 2009 Ultimute direct from Roxio and no device came with mine. Were you mistaken or was I shorted the device? Looking at the Roxio site it appears you have to purchase the device as an add on or extra. I'm really curious now if I should contact Roxio.

 

By the way I guess I'm one of the many fortunate one's that did not have any problems downloading 2009 Ultimate on my machine running Vista Ultimate 32 bit.

 

It appears that the capture device is an add-on, even with the Ultimate version. I think that most of us, who post here, thought it was included with Ultimate. :(

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It appears that the capture device is an add-on, even with the Ultimate version. I think that most of us, who post here, thought it was included with Ultimate. :(

 

 

Thanks for the reply. I initially thought so as well when I purchased the Ultimate version and when it did not come with the boxed version I too was disappointed.

 

I would however like to offer my thanks for the many years of help I've received just reading the forum and the replies and advice of the Gurus and Masters. I've been a Roxio user since 7, 8, 9, 10 and now 2009. Never one to post much but always a loyal reader.

 

Thanks again guys and please continue to provide the excellent service you offer in this forum.

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"In what order should I install the above software..."

 

My suggestion is to install the software that came with the camera first, then Roxio 2009.

 

"should I avoid shooting in HD until such time as I get a Blu-ray device... "

 

I suggest that go ahead and shoot in HD and save the video for later.

 

"is it likely that I'll be able to copy my old tapes to my PC?"

 

Again I suggest that you should be able to copy your "old" tapes to your computer.

 

Keep checking this thread as I'm sure there are others that will have some good advice for you.

 

Frank...

 

As you indicated, plenty of responses with good advice. Thanks to all. Also did not receive the device but will probably purchase it . Will post back with results as they happen!

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