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Issue With Capturing Pal Minidv Video


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I have a old Sony DCR-HC30 MiniDV camcoder. I am trying to capture contents of video in PAL recording via USB drive.

I can see the picture , but getting 'No Signal' message. I tried different PAL modes under options , it is same result.

If I use a NTSC based tape , I get valid status and able to capture it.

 

Any ideas on how to fix it ? I am running Roxio 2011 version on Windows 7 home permium edition .

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

Rama

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Hi,

 

I have a old Sony DCR-HC30 MiniDV camcoder. I am trying to capture contents of video in PAL recording via USB drive.

I can see the picture , but getting 'No Signal' message. I tried different PAL modes under options , it is same result.

If I use a NTSC based tape , I get valid status and able to capture it.

 

Any ideas on how to fix it ? I am running Roxio 2011 version on Windows 7 home permium edition .

 

Thanks,

Rama

 

From what I see, it is a digital camcorder (please confirm). As such you can capture only through the I-Link (IEEE 1494 aka Firewire) port. If you try using the USB port, it acts as a web cam. You cannot use that USB connection.

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Thanks for the quick response.

 

It is digital recording on tape. It has an options for USB , DV and s-video outputs. USB connection is not recognized by windows 7. I am using s-video output. The same connection works fine with NTSC based tape .

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Thanks for the quick response.

 

It is digital recording on tape. It has an options for USB , DV and s-video outputs. USB connection is not recognized by windows 7. I am using s-video output. The same connection works fine with NTSC based tape .

 

Do what you want and try to capture via NTSC; you can convert it later. The DV is for the Firewire. The USB is for the memory card images. Of course it is recognized by Windows 7 unless your version is corrupted. The s-video is for dubbing from a TV or DVD..

 

You asked a question and got an answer. Now you are arguing. I hope that you come back later and tell us what worked for you. I have another friend by the name of RAMA and that friend is also reluctant to learn.

 

Did I mention that I have a Canon DV30 which is very similar?

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Thanks for the quick response.

 

It is digital recording on tape. It has an options for USB , DV and s-video outputs. USB connection is not recognized by windows 7. I am using s-video output. The same connection works fine with NTSC based tape .

 

But what happened when you used a firewire connection, from your video camera, to your computer to capture the video?

 

When I do it that way, the resulting captured video is lossless in quality.

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