YouTube Guitar Teaching Videos

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      AvatarDom47
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      First off I’m a newbie in video production. I’m trying to record myself playing guitar with my Canon Vixia HV21. It would be really handy if I could see myself on my PC computer screen while recording so that I can adjust the zoom, from where I’m sitting, with the remote but discovered I can’t do this with the HV21 because it doesn’t have firewire. There’s someone selling a used HV30 for $200 on Kijiji and has firewire which I’m considering depending on the advice I get. My computer does not have firewire either, but I believe I could buy a capture card to remedy this problem. However, in my research I discovered that Windows 10 kind of does not support firewire anymore. So my question is how do I go about doing this?

      Thanks!

      • This topic was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by AvatarDom47.
    • #72001165
      Avatarbobspez
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      Have you tried connecting the camera output to a computer monitor with the computer off while recording to see if you get an image? I don’t believe firewire makes any difference. What output connectors does the camera have?

    • #72001166
      AvatarDom47
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      No, I haven’t because i need to have the computer on to play along to the backing tracks I created. I have HDMI on the camera and monitor as well. I should try it and if it works I would be better off buying another monitor rather than another camcorder. I didn’t think of that so thanks for your help.

      • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by AvatarDom47.
    • #72001168
      Avatarpaulears
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      My windows 8 and 10 machines work fine with firewire, if it helps.

      Why don’t you just connect the AV cable and plug it into a monitor or small TV?

    • #72001170
      AvatarDom47
      Participant

      I only have stereo audio out, no video. So will buy a HDMI to Mini Hdmi today sad see how that works out. Eventually, I will need two camcorders, one for each guitar hand for P in P instructional videos. I want o see how this business idea of mine will pan out first and then see if it’s worth buyng a prosumer camcorder. Thanks for letting me know about Windows/firewire.

    • #72001171
      Avatarpaulears
      Participant

      Your camera has stereo AND video on a 4 circuit 3.5mm connector – red/black and yellow. So you have a video output already, you just probably have the wrong cable – the headphone/audio socket is dual purpose. It’s in the manual!

    • #72001176
      AvatarDom47
      Participant

      Sorry, I didn’t know that socket had dual purpose. I found a 4 pole black, yellow, white & red cable in my box of wires and tried it on my Tv but all i get is audio. Not sure it belonged to the camcorder but can’t imagine why else I would have one these. Thanks for you help.

    • #72001292
      AvatarDom47
      Participant

      Thanks to everyone for their time. I’ve decided to go with Paulears idea of using my small TV monitor.

    • #72001380
      Avatarpaulears
      Participant

      I suspect it is only a three circuit version – left right and video, not sure what the black is for, but probably stops it aligning with the right wiper in the socket.

    • #72001543
      AvatarDom47
      Participant

      Sorry, the black is the mini jack that goes into the camcorder.

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