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August 31, 2004

Technical Question

Does anyone have any idea how to upload video from dv to my harddrive?

Posted by Karol at 10:27 AM |

You need – probably – a firewire cable and port, along with a program that can take video input. I use Adobe Premiere, but I am sure that Windows Movie Maker does it as well, and is free to boot on XP machines.

Posted by: DemEnTEd at August 31, 2004 at 10:33 am

Same as DemEnTEd, but if you use a Mac use iMovie. Dead simple, turn on camera, plug in firewire, fire up iMovie, import.

Posted by: Nathan at August 31, 2004 at 10:36 am

I use PC. Is a firewire cable something that would come with the camera?

Posted by: Karol at August 31, 2004 at 10:38 am

If your laptop is over a year or two old, you may need to buy a firewire PCI adapter card.

Posted by: Sean at August 31, 2004 at 10:42 am

The firewire cable shoulda come with the camera.
If not, Radio Shack will have them. 42nd & Madison.
Check your pc for a tiny slot that say either “firewire” or IEEE 1394. If you don’t have one, you need the card.

Posted by: Sean at August 31, 2004 at 10:44 am

What make is the camera? It’s also possible (albeit significantly less likely) that it can be connected to your USB port.

Posted by: Alceste at August 31, 2004 at 11:39 am

There’s an Apple store not too far from where you are right now.
Help is on the way. ;-)

Posted by: Jeff Harrell at August 31, 2004 at 1:52 pm
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