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Have recently purchased this product (ver=201B23A) to transfer Video8 home videos from my Sony Camcorder (model= TRV25). Connected the camcorder and capture device to a USB port (ver =2.0) on the back of my deskside DEll computer via the RCA cables that came with the camcorder.

 

The problem I am having is that the playback of either the captured recorded video (MPEG)from disk and/or the playback from the subsequent burning of a DVD display a distorted image across the top 1/2 inch of the playback. Distortion is this small section of screen is evidenced by blurry, out of focused content. Playback of the original tapes directly to a TV screen presents no such distortion.

 

Some computer parameters:

 

Dell 8250

mem = 512MB

cpu = Pentium IV at 3.0 GHz

display adapter = 128mb ATI Radeon 9700 Pro

virtual page = 1024MB

defragmented, DMA enabled disk drive

virus detection disabled

no other applications running

 

I have tried all the different hardware acceleration positions for the display adapter to no avail. Any ideas what is going here or suggestions on things to try?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Have recently purchased this product (ver=201B23A) to transfer Video8 home videos from my Sony Camcorder (model= TRV25). Connected the camcorder and capture device to a USB port (ver =2.0) on the back of my deskside DEll computer via the RCA cables that came with the camcorder.

 

The problem I am having is that the playback of either the captured recorded video (MPEG)from disk and/or the playback from the subsequent burning of a DVD display a distorted image across the top 1/2 inch of the playback. Distortion is this small section of screen is evidenced by blurry, out of focused content. Playback of the original tapes directly to a TV screen presents no such distortion.

 

Some computer parameters:

 

Dell 8250

mem = 512MB

cpu = Pentium IV at 3.0 GHz

display adapter = 128mb ATI Radeon 9700 Pro

virtual page = 1024MB

defragmented, DMA enabled disk drive

virus detection disabled

no other applications running

 

I have tried all the different hardware acceleration positions for the display adapter to no avail. Any ideas what is going here or suggestions on things to try?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

That camcorder has an IEEE 1394 firewire port on it, and that is how you should be capturing your video. You need a firewire cable to connect your camcorder, to your computer. The camcorder did not include a firewire cable.

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That’s different…

 

Try it using a DVD Player, as a test.

 

It that works, connect the camcorder to the DVD Player’s Input and use its’ Output to capture from.

 

Well, as suggested, I played a "burned" DVD in a integrated DVD player on my TV. It played with no distorted playback. Now I have to obtain a standalone DVD to connect the camcorder to further test. Not quite sure where to connect the Roxio capture device in this setup. This would be important in determining what kind of inputs/outputs are required for the DVD player needed. I am guessing the capture device stills need to be the final connection to the USB on the computer. Which means I need a DVD player with composite inputs and outputs. My camcorder only has composite outputs. Correct?

 

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That camcorder has an IEEE 1394 firewire port on it, and that is how you should be capturing your video. You need a firewire cable to connect your camcorder, to your computer. The camcorder did not include a firewire cable.

 

grandpabruce -- My Sony camcorder ( model TRV25) purchased sometime in the 90's does not have a Firewire port.

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grandpabruce -- My Sony camcorder ( model TRV25) purchased sometime in the 90's does not have a Firewire port.

 

Hmmmm. I don't doubt that what your saying is true. Sony must have made different models of that camcorder, with the same number, then. The review that I read, on the net, said that it had the firewire port.

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grandpabruce -- My Sony camcorder ( model TRV25) purchased sometime in the 90's does not have a Firewire port.

 

Are you sure? In Sony terminology a Firewire port is call "i.LINK". It is also known as a IEEE1394 port.

On page 76 of the manual for the camera it shows the i.LINK connection. The manual does cover the TRV25 and TRV27 models.

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Hmmmm. I don't doubt that what your saying is true. Sony must have made different models of that camcorder, with the same number, then. The review that I read, on the net, said that it had the firewire port.

 

 

Your right - Sony has made different models of the TRV25. The full model number with the fireport is listed as a DRC-TRV25.(a Mini DV camcorder) My earlier model, the CCD-TRV25 (analog only) does not. Sorry, I should listed the full model number in my initial post.

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Your right - Sony has made different models of the TRV25. The full model number with the fireport is listed as a DRC-TRV25.(a Mini DV camcorder) My earlier model, the CCD-TRV25 (analog only) does not. Sorry, I should listed the full model number in my initial post.

 

 

Try the earlier suggestion of taking the Output of your camcorder,connect it the input of a DVD player, then connect the Output of the DVD player to the Roxio USB device.

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