Hi there,i have an old sony TR45E Video8 handycam. i want to transfer to the pc.
i have tried before using a capture card,but the picture would appear on screen for few seconds then dissapear.
i havent tried in a few years(spent ages trying to figure out how to do it) gave up.
i have decided to try again.
i have bought a HDMI2 AV upscaler(seen some dude on youtube transferring from vhs recorder to pc)it has the yellow red and white connections on one end and hdmi on the other.
my camcorder only has only got a yellow and black rca/phono(or whatever they called) out on it.
If someone could advise how i can go about this.
can someone recommend software that will do the job also?
Hopefully i get it sorted this time
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You can split mono audio electrically, with an Y-cable. Or you can capture a single channel and later either convert it to mono or duplicate it to both channels programmatically.
So, you got composite-to-HDMI converter? Does your computer have HDMI input?
You should not buy things some dudes on YouTube use until you figure out the complete workflow.
Look closer at his samples. The color, aspect, interlace, etc -- it's all royally screwed up. It's "a picture", but one that has been distorted, massive quality loss.Want my help? Ask here! (not via PM!)
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I have an adapter,it's a y adapter,1 phono male to 2 phono female.
Is that what Ur thinking when u say y cable?
What video is that other reply talking about?
And yes I have composite to hdmi converter,and there is a hdmi socket in my pc
Just use the recommended USB capture devices here, not many of them but they do work on most of OS platforms, HDMI route is not a proper way of capturing analog video and those lousy chinese analog to HDMI converters are made to make a quick $4 profit not to give you quality video for your precious memories. The HDMI port on your computer is most likely an output.
thanks for replies.
yes probably is hdmi output,never thought of that.
i have one of these adapters,will that work? or am i better buying the cable?
hi guys im back to torture you lot again.
i was off for a week when i started this post,havent got round to trying anything yet.
im off next week so gonna get my finger out and try something.
this capture device(this kind of)am i probably wasting my time buying it?
i dont need the quality to be top rate.im just loooking to transfer an 8mm 1 hour tape to pc.
i could leave the tape in with someone and get it done,but i dont like things like this to beat me.
please go easy on me,as i can hear the knives sharpening already hehe
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thanks for reply,i have a dvd recorder,just id like to have it saved as a file on pc.
transferring from dvd to pc is another torture session.
i got an s video cable and have the dvd/video recorder hooked up to tv.
if i play back a dvd or video the picture and sound is fine,but when i hook up the 8mm camera to the input at front of dvd recorder the picture is a bit wavy. hard to describe,can see part of picture ok,but like a wavy part goinf across screen.
if i look through the viewfinder on camera when playing back the picture is fine.
What DVD recorder model? Not all DVD recorders work, only certain models that known to stabilize the video, A video sample may help your case.
The camera only has svhs output?
@OP your model is a combo recorder ? (i found a manual for diffferent versions) what i see,(switchable in the vcr menu) it has RGB output over SCART and Progessive or interlaced over component (YUV) (RCA red green blue) most of the time component is only used for the DVD deck output, but in the manual, the VCR deck is also mentioned for this, there are also good component to SDI/HDMI converters available, that do no scaling, question only is, will the video signal already be stable enough to digitize, if so, this would also be an option for you.
I could not discover if this combo has a s-video input through the SCART connection, Yes, RCA (cinch) is correct for the yellow, red, white, connections, being composite (video), right and left for audio, s-video (not s-vhs) should be a mini DIN (round with multiple pins/holes) plug, s-video is only available on the combo as video output.
My guess is, this combo has no digitizing friendly features in passthrough mode, but you could try something anyway.
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8mmthebest has another thread with pictures of the front and back of the DVD/VHS recorder he bought: https://forum.videohelp.com/threads/408940-component-cable-for-dvd-recorder. It shows that the DVD/VHS recorder has component video out, SCART out, and a mini-DIN for S-Video out but no composite video out connections.
8mmthebest's TV apparently has a composite video connection and SCART, but no component video connections or S-Video connections. Using SCART did not provide accurate colors. 8mmthebest didn't mention HDMI.
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check all menu's from both devices > combo/vcr/dvd set to the correct output & mode, also the tv should been set to the correct input with a good SCART cable in between this should work. when present.
RGB and component is switchable in the menu of the combo, depending on connection type of tv, all SCART would be nice….
danger of the SCART to RCA cable is: is it an input or output cable ?….. A SCART-RCA adapter plug with in/out switch is a safe bet option, (has also s-video in/out most of the time)
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They should not normally be considered bidirectional, though.
S-video (Y/C) can be combined easily to create composite. It can be done with a simple passive summing circuit.
Going from composite to Y/C requires separation of a combined signal into its constituents, and because the overlap in their bands, the methods useds must be more advanced - 2D or 3D comb filtering, or at least bandpass filtering - and to do those correctly requires an active device.
Component & SCART would have similar issues, or more, with composite.
Many/most S-Video to composite adapters/cables are advertised as bi-directional.
This is the issue Eric raised (which is worked-around by the adapter he showed):
all SCART would be nice…. danger of the SCART to RCA cable is: is it an input or output cable ?
Correct, if there is no switch present on the SCART to RCA cable there should be both input and output cables hanging out of the SCART plug, but that would be a big bundle, or low quality thin wires with shielding, if at all…..
S-Video connections are less common on TVs than composite video connections. ...so, I suspect that 90% of those who buy one of these adapters want composite out from S-video in, as 8mmthebest does. One of the S-Video to composite adapters I linked to in my post specifically mentions a circuit in its description, so it likely has that passive circuit.
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Composite video is also available on the SCART unless the combo is broken, or menu settings have been altered.
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