Camcorder Camcorder to dvd recording

miggy

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I am trying to find the best way to put an old camcorder tape on to a DVD disc. I have made enquiries at the local photography shop and they want £18.00 to do this process. Is this a fair price? or can any of you guys think of a cheap DIY alternative. Lin of the map want 40.00 for a bloody box to do this. :(. Thanks in advance. :)
 

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When I wanted to transfer some old camcorder stuff a while back I ended up buying a DVD recorder for about £40 from Asda, stuck in a recordable DVD, stuck the leads in from my camcorder, pressed record and Bobs your Uncle. If you only have one to do that not going to work for you though. Hope you get it sorted.
 

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A couple of years ago I converted a stack of old Camcorder & VHS tapes to AVI, then on to DVD using this:

USB Video & Audio Grabber | Maplin

You may need to tinker about with the settings, but it did a great job. Bear in mind that you need to record it in real time, so if you've got a 3 hour Camcorder video, you're going to have let it run for 3 hours. I found it best doing it in sections, so that if it didn't transfer correctly, you haven't invested too much time.

Other things to watch out for are...It can take up a huge amount of disk space, so make sure you've got plenty, also at the time of buying mine, the software only worked with XP, so you may want to check out if it's updated to work with Vista, 7, or 8.

Once transferred on to your PC, if you haven't got any Video authoring software at hand, you can use the standard Windows Movie Maker to chop/edit/and generally tart it up.


HTH.
 

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A couple of years ago I converted a stack of old Camcorder & VHS tapes to AVI, then on to DVD using this:

USB Video & Audio Grabber | Maplin

You may need to tinker about with the settings, but it did a great job. Bear in mind that you need to record it in real time, so if you've got a 3 hour Camcorder video, you're going to have let it run for 3 hours. I found it best doing it in sections, so that if it didn't transfer correctly, you haven't invested too much time.

Other things to watch out for are...It can take up a huge amount of disk space, so make sure you've got plenty, also at the time of buying mine, the software only worked with XP, so you may want to check out if it's updated to work with Vista, 7, or 8.

Once transferred on to your PC, if you haven't got any Video authoring software at hand, you can use the standard Windows Movie Maker to chop/edit/and generally tart it up.


HTH.
Thanks seedy, I may have to put it on the external hard drive. The memory is a bit tight on my laptop so I don't think it will handle it. I will definitely look into it though thanks m8.
 
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