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    Firewire video capture

    'lo folx,

    I'm looking for a bit of (hopefully free) software that will allow my girlfriend's windows-using semi-computer-literate mother to capture some video from a sony camera on her windows XP box. Unfortunately, I have to take everything i need with me, as they have no internet access to speak of. I *presume* its a firewire connector, but I haven't actually seen the thing :-/

    Anyone suggest any good software?

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    Re: Firewire video capture

    A Sony camera I worked with recently had a USB-to-MiniUSB connector. It came with a CD that had the required drivers, and Microsoft Movie Maker (part of XP) did the capturing.

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    Re: Firewire video capture

    Ah.. so we may just need drivers for this camera - Sony Digital Video Cassette recorder 8 - GV-D800 is the model number i have been given. knowing the kenyans it will be hideously behind the currve

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    Re: Firewire video capture

    Is it one of these???
    http://www.sony.co.uk/view/ShowProdu...er+Accessories

    Looks VERY different to what I was talking about (A camcorder)...

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    Re: Firewire video capture

    I think so. Somehow there are videos on this device that we need to get off and write to cd. Unfortunately I won't see the damn thing til I get over there, so i need to be as well armed as possible

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    Re: Firewire video capture

    I know this isn’t useful for you but maybe good for someone else, you can use iMove integrated into the MAC OS X to do this

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    Re: Firewire video capture

    ok Tom, armed with the model number (maybe phone your g/f's mum again to double check) I'd check the Sony website for any relevant manuals.

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    Re: Firewire video capture

    kearton: had a look - sony europe are total toss, absolutely nowt. Got a pdf manual from sony us, but its not a lot of help - no driver downloads either. Gonna take a linux livecd with cinerella, just see what i can do i think.

    does not seem to be any free/open source windows video editing stuff, clearly all the hobbyists rip it off :-/

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