It appears you have not yet registered with our community. To register please click here...

 
Go Back [M] > Hardware Madness > General Madness - System Building Advice
Analog to Digital video conversion Analog to Digital video conversion
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Analog to Digital video conversion
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 7th September 2007, 00:06   #1
mentalcrisis00
 
Posts: n/a
Default Analog to Digital video conversion

Hi all

I have a video question, I am a photographer going to college and have been looking into camcorders. I have an older VHS camcorder thats still working but no way at present to convert the analog to digital video. I'd like to play around with video for awhile before i commit to buying a digital camcorder because if I were to buy one it wouldn't be a miniDV, I just don't like em. In a perfect world I'd buy up a High Def digital camcorder but alas I'm a starving artist.

My question is does anyone know of an easy way to convert analog video from a VHS camcorder into a digital media such as WMV, AVI, or MPEG? Would a tv tuner for my desktop do the trick? I know you can record video from the television but I dunno about recording digital video from a VHS camcorder, is this possible?

thanks

-Ray
 
Old 7th September 2007, 04:10   #2
[M] Reviewer
 
Sidney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 15,739
Sidney Freshly Registered
Default

Yes, you can do that with good TV tuner card to maintain 30FPS and doesn't drop alot below. Make sure audio is connected also. There is nothing much to dislike digital video; at least editing is much easier. Try getting a digital camera with mpeg video, an inexpansive way to find out whether you like it or not. Make sure the format you are using NTCS or PAL before you get the turner. I have no luck with USB turner; they are slower than PCI card.
__________________
lazyman

Opteron 165 (2) @2.85 1.42 vcore AMD Stock HSF + Chill Vent II
Sidney is offline  
Old 7th September 2007, 17:11   #3
mentalcrisis00
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I'm renting a SONY minidv camcorder from my school right now, what would you recommend for buying a camcorder? i was looking at these 2:

SONY DCR-SR42 Digital Camcorder

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16830179093

JVC GZ-MG130 Digital Camcorder

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16830145059
 
Old 7th September 2007, 17:17   #4
[M] Reviewer
 
Sidney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 15,739
Sidney Freshly Registered
Default

Your residence TA could give you better recommendation than us or anyone else; because he/she knows the course requirement and work assignment the school is likely to require students to complete.
__________________
lazyman

Opteron 165 (2) @2.85 1.42 vcore AMD Stock HSF + Chill Vent II
Sidney is offline  
Closed Thread


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Compro Launches VideoMate Vista E900F PCIe Dual DVB-T & Analog TV/FM Card jmke WebNews 0 25th August 2008 16:27
Digital vs. Analog PWM jmke WebNews 2 26th April 2007 09:44
Silverstone EB01 Premium Digital To Analog Converter jmke WebNews 0 3rd May 2006 08:56
Silverstone announces Ensemble series EB01: Premium USB digital to analog converter jmke WebNews 1 6th January 2006 18:33
Digital Cables vs. Analog Cables -- What's the Difference? Sidney WebNews 0 3rd March 2005 03:21
Samsung SCD103 MiniDV Digital Video Camcorder Sidney WebNews 0 8th October 2004 02:21

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 13:39.


Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO