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Video Frenzy

2 comments posted in: Buttons

My MiniDV digital camcorder died a couple of years ago, it no longer played the tapes or recorded properly. Which was a shame as I had several hours of video I had no way of viewing, some of it was backed up to VHS but not all of it and in 2002 I didn’t have a powerful enough PC to capture the video. To get it repaired was going to be costly so I never got it done, so that was that. Until this week when I decided I wanted to see some of these videos again and I found out that MiniDV camcorders are stupidly cheap now, for little more than £100 I bought a decent camera with a DV Firewire output which means I can play and capture the videos! OK, I now have two camcorders (I already have a HDD one which I use) but I’m sure I’ll find some use for it.

So I’ll be spending some happy evenings backing up all the tapes to AVI and then onto DVD.

You can see my first capture in the Movies section.

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008 at 04:58 PM by jochta

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Posted by vhs tape to dvd on Tue, October, 25, 2011 - 02:29 PM

I’m happy to have a video recorder too. I know how you feel with the gadget you have there!

Posted by Mark Boucher @ on Mon, December, 02, 2013 - 02:41 PM

An example would be if you preferred to record a day in the way of life of a place or the weather shifting by in the sky. Believe however that you want to video camera capture a conference that has a lot of action and happens over a small interval of your time and effort.

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