Converting old footage

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    • #71097
      Avatarbumiker123
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      I have successfully used my old Canon XA1 as a “go between” to capture old footage from my VCR player to Adobe Prem (via firewire from the cam). Now I have a Canon XF100 with no inputs for the job and no firewire out. Is there a way I can use theXF100 to do the job? Maybe capture onto its card and then download into the PC via cardreader?
      Mike

    • #209029
      Avatarrs170a
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      Sorry but you still need "old" technology to do a job like this.

      The way I see it, you have two options.

      #1 is to buy a Grass Valley (formerly Canopus) ADVC110 which is an analog to firewire converter that works like your old camera did.

      #2 is to buy an old camera (the tape transport doesn't need to be working) that has this feature and use it.

       

      Mike

    • #209032
      Avatarvid-e-o-man
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      bumiker123, I have used my digital 8 sony for this purpose. I recorded vhs onto my sony's tape and then inputed this into my computer's video editing software. I recently purchased Roxio's easy Vhs to DVD 3 plus for $60, it wroks well If this is in your budget, you can get your footage into your computer using it. I'm sure there are other brands of software/hardware products which will do the same.

    • #209038
      Avatarbumiker123
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      Thank you gentlemen. It looks like I will have to go and get some old equipment. I know there oare dongles one can buy as well but was hoping there was some way to use what I had-

      regards Mike

    • #209042
      AvatarLYN12345
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      What about this:

      http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/videorecorder

       

    • #209049
      Avatarrs170a
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      LYN12345, that's a nice device but it only works with a Mac πŸ™

       

      Mike

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