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Dv image capture

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by chredge, Jul 2, 2006.

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  1. chredge

    chredge Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    Not too sure if I have posted this in the right section, but,

    I want to capture still DV images from my camera (not movies) but software that came with the camera no longer works (for some reason). I have a firewire connection with the camcorder.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction regards any free software which would allow mw to capture still images from my camcorders memory. I have had a quick search around the interweb but all these DV capture programs only save movies.

    What would be my best option.

    Thanks,

    C h r e d g e.

    PS/ Apologies if this is in the wrong section.
     
  2. thecoalman

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    Do you mean stills from tape? or stills from a memory card?

    BTW, if you go to the manufacturers site you should be able to download any software that came with the cam.
     
  3. chredge

    chredge Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    Stills from both.

    I'm having difficulties with the makers (JVC) own software as it won't detect my camera although a program called winDV which I've downloaded will (but will only save out .AVI).
    I was just wondering if there were any better programs that will allow me to save out individual images.

    C h r e d g e.
     
  4. thecoalman

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    For stills on a memory card the usual procedure is by using a USB cable. For most cams you just swith it to VCR mode then switch it to the card. Plug the cam into the USB port and it should be recognized as an external drive. Some cams do require that you install a driver. Once you get to that point you just copy the images to your HD. Works like most digital still cameras. This can also be done over the firewire cable... you'd have to check options and specs of your particualr cam.

    As far as the DV I'm not aware of any software where you can pick and choose frames of video as it's on the cam. Mine will do that but it comes with a $400 editor. There might be something available, I wouldn't doubt it. If you want to grab stills from the video after it's been transferred there's multiple ways top do that. You could if you wanted grab up to 30 images per second of video relatively easy. Be aware that these are very low quality images compared to a still cam.
     
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