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Old 09-06-05, 03:30 PM
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Windows Media Center PC

I'm looking to transfer my 8mm home movies onto DVD.

Will the new pc's with Windows Media Center allow me to do that ?
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Old 09-06-05, 03:40 PM
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You don't need Windows Media Center, you just need a video capture/DVD authoring program
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Old 09-06-05, 03:59 PM
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You don't need Windows Media Center, you just need a video capture/DVD authoring program
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What do you hook up the Audio & Video out cables from the camcorder to ?
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Old 09-06-05, 04:02 PM
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The video goes into a tuner card such as this (which has s-video as well as composite-in)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814122180

and the audio generally goes into your soundcard. This card seems to have an audio input which is unusual.
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What you need is AtoD converter and then that will feed into you IEEE1394 firewire card.

SOmetimes you can use your camcorder butI have seen other types of converters that you could use directly..
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here is something like it..
http://www.officedepot.com/ddSKU.do?...%20Version%209
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Old 09-06-05, 04:22 PM
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Yes, that type of device is a step up in quality.

After using a tuner board for a long time I got this and it was a real improvement in quality and ease. It came with the capture/DVD authoring application as well.
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The video & audio out from my 8mm camcorder have RCA type plugs.


Do the newer pc's have rca type jacks on the back of them ?
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Old 09-06-05, 04:37 PM
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Newer PCs don't tend to have video input unless you buy a media center type. You need a plug adapter to handle the rca -> miniplug which the computer generally uses.

I'm surprised your 8mm doesn't have s-video out.
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Old 09-07-05, 11:21 AM
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Newer PCs don't tend to have video input unless you buy a media center type. You need a plug adapter to handle the rca -> miniplug which the computer generally uses.

I'm surprised your 8mm doesn't have s-video out.
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I'm looking to buy a media center type pc anyway.
Should it have the rca connections built into the back ?
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I don't know if they have RCA connectors or not. I never looked at the back of one.
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