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Windows 7: Hi 8 tape video to external harddrive


13 Dec 2010   #1

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Hi 8 tape video to external harddrive

I want to copy video from my Hi 8 camcorder directly to my external harddrive. Is it possible? With the program I have now, I can burn the video to a cd first, but that would use a lot of cd's needlessly. Thanks in advanced. Jerry

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13 Dec 2010   #2

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yes, but I am not sure what program you have.
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13 Dec 2010   #3

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I am using the ati tv wonder hd650
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13 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I would say to just capture your footage and then copy the files you captured to your external.
Or if your external is fast enough, just capture straight to it.
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13 Dec 2010   #5

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thats the part that I dont know how to do. I didnt see any way to do it with that program. I can "capture" video into the program (which is Cataylst Media Center) but then the only option that I see is to burn it to a cd
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14 Dec 2010   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

When you capture the video clip it must go first to a default folder on your hard drive. It cannot be burnt direct to a CD. Look in your program for that default folder. It is possible that it uses a temporary folder. If you have captured before then it is probably captured to an AVI file. Do a search on your hard drive for *.avi and see hat that shows.
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14 Dec 2010   #7

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That worked. Thank you. After I captured it, I went to "My Video's " folder then "Recorded tv" and there it was. I give the credit to Windows 7 for that. I do remember now that in Vista, I had to do a search and found my video on my C:\ drive in a temp folder. Thanks again Jerry
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15 Dec 2010   #8

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Pleased that you have resolved the issue. Thanks for the feedback. Post any further queries you may have on this subject and one of us will help!
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15 Dec 2010   #9

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nspire52 View Post
I want to copy video from my Hi 8 camcorder directly to my external harddrive. Is it possible? With the program I have now, I can burn the video to a cd first, but that would use a lot of cd's needlessly. Thanks in advanced. Jerry

Hi there
you could use R/W CD's to re-use CD's.

There are quite a lot of devices that will take in any case Composite Video / audio (and / or s-vhs) from an external device and record directly to HDD from the device.

Even some TV cards such as a Hauppage TV card have an AUX set of inputs for composite video / audio so you can record from your device. The software will include a recording application.

There might even be some cheap hardware (usb type) that just does this functionality.

Another way which might work is if you have a DVD recorder record to it from your camcorder - most DVD recorders also have an AUX in for composite / s-vhs video / audio.

IMO this would be the best way --use DVD + RW discs so you can re-use. The DVD recorder will also allow you to create "Menus" and "chapters".


Cheers
jimbo
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15 Dec 2010   #10

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But Jimbo all the OP wanted to do was to save the video direct to his hard drive which he has now achieved.
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