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By happyhotspur
#1103833
I have loads of mini DV tapes that I want to convert to DVD but have no idea what to do or what equipment I need
I have the original Sony Handycam a DCR-PC5E model that recorded the tapes but they do not make any adapter that will work with a modern Laptop
I need a computer that has a firewire or i-link 1344 fitting as I already have the cable for this that goes with the handcam
Or are there any companies local that will convert the tapes for me?
Thanks
By freddo
#1103847
Plenty of laptops about that have Firewire ports I am using a Dell Precision M90 that has one a lot old Dells have them I have a few for sale
You can use a Firewire to USB adaptor also Firewire is iEEE1394 not 1344
By happyhotspur
#1103906
Knew you would know freddo have Pm'd you
sorry got the cable number wrong but actually purhased the cable and my laptop will not recognise the handycam. Its a brand new cable but just will not work.
Thanks again
By TVTechnology
#1103935
Sounds like you may also need to dig up some software for the driver for that ? maybe even Sony's own editing software for that model camera - downloadable from somewhere.

Or

I suppose you could also do it another way by taking the video output from the camera through the other outputs (composite - yellow & white ports if available), then you need something like a composite to USB video converter - one example on link https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-USB-2-0- ... Swjg1ZjSND

I'm sure Freddo has a fair share of cables to assist you with ;-)
By happyhotspur
#1104518
Not lost interest have been unwell.
I purchased a USB video grabber and software which worked well but I think the camera has now given up the ghost as it will not play back. All it does is fast forward or fast rewind.
So am looking for a company or indiviudal that does convert these tapes and some older VHS tapes onto USB memory sticks then I can play me through my TV or DVD player
If there is anybody out there please PM me
Thanks

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