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    Technically, a bit dim macdan's Avatar
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    Importing camcorder video

    HI

    Am about to buy a camcorder.

    can anyone tell me what I should be looking for in a camcorder to enable me to export moving images on to my computer to then stick them on the web /cd roms - is it a DV Out port??

    Many thanks
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    you'll want to make sure your new camcorder has a ieee1394 port (firewire) and make sure you have it on your computer as well.
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    Cow's right, youll need a i.LINK DV Interface (IEEE-1394) port, a compatible Video capture card on your computer.

    DV In is important, well not so much important as useful and handy.

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    Just found this useful resource with loads of information on the subject.

    http://www.coastweb.de/dv/

    Glen

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    I just recently did loads of research on this because I bought my first digital camcorder in December so ask away!

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    Thanks guys.

    Glenplake presumably DV In is only relevant if you want to export computer edited film back on to tape?

    Nicky, as a UK person can I ask what Camcorder you bought? Do you need to spend a lot to get an IEEE-1394 port included?

    The literature on this camcorder I saw said you could use the DV Out port to export providing you have the appropriate software. But I'm a little supsicious of that.

    Thanks again for your help.
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    Macdan: Correct, but its extremely useful if you want digitally edit and transfer it back to film with no loss of quality.

    Goodluck!

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    Don't get too close, I bite! Nicky's Avatar
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    I have a Canon MV405i, it is an excellent camera. A lot of the high end ones will come with the IEEE port, also check that you have a DV in so that you can transfer INTO the camera. This means you can put all your old VHS stuff on your computer.

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    The best one is to buy
    a digital camera
    Better quality and much more easier to put it in your pc.

    But you sure have to got a ieee1394 port (firewire)
    on your pc and in the camcorder


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    digital cameras don't record video at a high enough resolution to be of any use if you plan to migrate that video to a cd or dvd.
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