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Video Capture From Sony Handy Cam dcr-tvr260 To Window 7 64bit Laptop - Help Please

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  1. jonasdatum

    jonasdatum Thread Starter

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    I am about to donate my Sony Handy Cam DCR-TRV260 (Hi 8 Film). However, I have to convert the last of some tapes to digital video files to store on HD.

    I hooked up the camera and then had compatibility issues on the initial install and it was aborted by windows. Then I went to Sony's website and tried downloading the newest compatible software-drivers for it, but I need a CD Key or some sort. My camcorder doesn't have such a CD; that is how old it is. Spoke to the reps via chat and they said I have to export the video from the camera via A/V cable, except I have no such capability.

    I need software and probably a few hardware mods to extract the video from these tapes one last time.

    I've found some gear, but haven't found anything that can do exactly what I need.

    Can anybody assist?

    Thank you.
     
  2. loserOlimbs

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    How many tapes are you looking at?

    You can buy a TV capture card, and do it that way. But if its only a couple tapes, its probably more economical to bring them to your local Walgreens / Walmart or photoshop and have them turn them to DVD for you. I believe current rate is < $10 each.

    There are also online companys to do it for you, ship them the tape and they send back the DVD and tape.
    http://www.memoryhub.com/convert/hi8-to-dvd
     
  3. jonasdatum

    jonasdatum Thread Starter

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    Roxio Easy VHS to DVD - Complete package - 1 user - Mac - with USB 2.0 TV/Video Capture Device
    http://www.roxio.com/enu/products/easy-vhs-to-dvd/standard/overview.html

    Hmm, I could put my Windows XP Pro machine back together, but I brought the laptop because I was having issues with it.
     
  4. loserOlimbs

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    That is one of the routes you can go, yes. You just have to decide if its cheaper / better for you long term to have the full setup or not.
     
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