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Recording From Sony 8mm Video Recorder


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I've just started trying to figure this software out. By some miracle I am able to record the video/audio from my 8mm Sony Camcorder. I've set the coputer at 32bit color and the highest resolution possible. Not sure this matters, however for the problem. When I play back the video its grainy. Any solution?

 

Next I want to copy it to a CD. Does it take a special type of CD? How do I determine if the file will fit on the CD..size?

 

Sorry for all the dumb questions.

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I'm replying to my own thread to add some info and more questions.

 

It appears the resolution of the recording is 740x480...that was on the screen.

The file size is huge....8000mb....cd's hold 700mb??? How does this work.

 

I didn't watch the entire recording which was about 50 minutes. At the end I noticed there were skips in the audio and video seemed to hesitate....this was not happening on the source....Camcorder screeen?????

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I've just started trying to figure this software out. By some miracle I am able to record the video/audio from my 8mm Sony Camcorder. I've set the coputer at 32bit color and the highest resolution possible. Not sure this matters, however for the problem. When I play back the video its grainy. Any solution?

 

Next I want to copy it to a CD. Does it take a special type of CD? How do I determine if the file will fit on the CD..size?

 

Sorry for all the dumb questions.

 

You have to give some more information>

 

What kind of camera: digital or analog? How are you capturing, what device are you using? To what format are you capturing? Setting computer resolution does not affect the capture process.

 

Do you want to copy the video to a CD as archive or what? You will have to tell us what you want to do with the CD.

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You have to give some more information>

 

What kind of camera: digital or analog? How are you capturing, what device are you using? To what format are you capturing? Setting computer resolution does not affect the capture process.

 

Do you want to copy the video to a CD as archive or what? You will have to tell us what you want to do with the CD.

 

I'm assuming its analog since its an 8mm camcorder so it records on tape.

Capturing: I'm using the Roxio Vido Capture USB...I think this is what you want to know.

What Format?: Not sure how to answer.

I want to edit the video and the burn to a DVD. I need to determine if my lap top will burn a DVD. If not is this a separate devise. Any recomendations.

 

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I'm assuming its analog since its an 8mm camcorder so it records on tape.

Capturing: I'm using the Roxio Vido Capture USB...I think this is what you want to know.

What Format?: Not sure how to answer.

I want to edit the video and the burn to a DVD. I need to determine if my lap top will burn a DVD. If not is this a separate devise. Any recomendations.

Do you have a DVD???

 

Open the 2009 Home App, Tools – Get Disc Information

 

What does it say about your drive?

 

All of my Digital camcorders record on tape so that tells us little.

 

Quality: It will never be better than the source…

 

It will never be better than the capture setting…

 

It will depend on your Output setting…

 

With the USB device, you choose DV AVI or DV HQ. Both are about the same but if you choose anything else, you will take a big hit in quality…

 

Since you have not burned I don't see how you can guess what the quality will be??? The little windows of preview are set to something like 320 X 160.

 

You might want to browse through the Tips & Tricks here to help you come up to speed.

 

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Do you have a DVD???

 

Open the 2009 Home App, Tools – Get Disc Information

 

What does it say about your drive? FROM WHAT I CAN TELL IT WILL BURN A DVD. I'VE PURCHASE SOME DVD-R'S

 

All of my Digital camcorders record on tape so that tells us little. IT DOESN'T INDICATE ANYTHING ON THE CAMERA SO I WILL NEED TO TRY TO LOCATE THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL. HAVEN'T USE THE CAMERA IN A LONG TIME.

 

Quality: It will never be better than the source…I UNDERSTAND. WHEN REPLAYING ON CAMERA SCREEN IT IS VERY CLEAR.

 

It will never be better than the capture setting…NOT SURE WHAT THIS MEANS?

 

It will depend on your Output setting…

 

With the USB device, you choose DV AVI or DV HQ. Both are about the same but if you choose anything else, you will take a big hit in quality… I DID NOTICE IT WAS AVI. I'M ASSUMING HQ IS "HIGH QUALITY" SO THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN A BETTER CHOICE.

 

Since you have not burned I don't see how you can guess what the quality will be??? The little windows of preview are set to something like 320 X 160. ONCE I FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET IT TO THE DVD I'LL REPORT BACK. I WAS BASING THE QUALITY ON WHAT WAS ON MY SCREEN WHILE DOWN LOADING.

 

You might want to browse through the Tips & Tricks here to help you come up to speed.

 

IT APPEARS I WAS SUCCESSFULL IN DOWNLOADING THE VIDEO AND AUDIO TO ROXIO BUT I CAN'T SEEM TO SAVE IT ..OPENING FILE DOESN'T GIVE ME A SAVE OPTION? I ALSO DON'T SEE WHERE IT GIVES ME AN OPTION TO BURN IT FROM THE ROXIO MENUS. DO I JUST BURN IT FROM MY HARD DRIVE ONCE I CAN LOCATE IT?

 

YOUR HANDLE IS DIGITAL GURU....I NEED A GURU'S HELP BUT I NEED IT DUMBED DOWN A LITTLE...PLEASE.

 

 

 

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You have to give some more information>

 

What kind of camera: digital or analog? How are you capturing, what device are you using? To what format are you capturing? Setting computer resolution does not affect the capture process.

 

Do you want to copy the video to a CD as archive or what? You will have to tell us what you want to do with the CD.

 

I've manage to find the save file. Figured out how to burn it to the DVD. BUT.....the file is over 10mb and a typical DVD holds 4.7 and the biggest appears to be 8.54. This is a video clip from a camcorder 120minute tape...but I did not record the entire tape. Suggestion???

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I've manage to find the save file. Figured out how to burn it to the DVD. BUT.....the file is over 10mb and a typical DVD holds 4.7 and the biggest appears to be 8.54. This is a video clip from a camcorder 120minute tape...but I did not record the entire tape. Suggestion???

 

You meant 10GB not 10MB?

 

File size means nothing when working with DVDs., it's the timelength of your video that is important. A standard 4.7GB DVD will hold 60 minutes of video at best quality. You can "squeeze" on up to 120 minutes but the quality will be reduced. A DL (8.5GB) DVD will ho;d slightly less then 120 minutes at best quality but you need a DL burner to burn DL DVDs.

 

I would split the captured video in half at an appropriate point an create a DVD for each half.

 

Some comments on your responses to Jim's post. I almost overlooked your responses since you posted them withing the quote. Generally that is not a good idea since the "quote" is often ignored. Much better to answer after the quoted part.

 

DV AVI is better quality the HQ since that refers to mpeg video which is much more compressed and the com[ression is done while capturing often resulting in glitches unless you have a super-fast system. DV avi though will create much larger files - about 13GB for 1 hour of video

The quality of the video seen while capturing has no relation to the captured quality. Remember the video has to captured, converted and displayed all at the "same time" and its understandable that a lot of quality will be lost during this process.

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You meant 10GB not 10MB?

 

File size means nothing when working with DVDs., it's the timelength of your video that is important. A standard 4.7GB DVD will hold 60 minutes of video at best quality. You can "squeeze" on up to 120 minutes but the quality will be reduced. A DL (8.5GB) DVD will ho;d slightly less then 120 minutes at best quality but you need a DL burner to burn DL DVDs.

 

I would split the captured video in half at an appropriate point an create a DVD for each half.

 

Some comments on your responses to Jim's post. I almost overlooked your responses since you posted them withing the quote. Generally that is not a good idea since the "quote" is often ignored. Much better to answer after the quoted part.

 

DV AVI is better quality the HQ since that refers to mpeg video which is much more compressed and the com[ression is done while capturing often resulting in glitches unless you have a super-fast system. DV avi though will create much larger files - about 13GB for 1 hour of video

The quality of the video seen while capturing has no relation to the captured quality. Remember the video has to captured, converted and displayed all at the "same time" and its understandable that a lot of quality will be lost during this process.

 

Yes..I mean GB not MB. How do I split my production?

 

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