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  • Crazy Jim Films
    started a topic Advice on video cards - DV transfers?

    Advice on video cards - DV transfers?

    I'm going into post on the short film I completed and I'm looking for some practical advice regarding transfering video from a DV tape to an external source for editing purposes.

    I have rougly ten hours of footage on standard definition DVC video tape that I would like to upload to a memory card, flash drive, or video card so that I can hand it over to my editor. I'm relatively new to this practice so I'm looking for any suggestions regarding a decent card to purchase. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • Crazy Jim Films
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    Well, I got past the uploading footage hump but just out of curiousity, are PC-compatiable extrernal hard drives with fire-wire ports just something that most stores don't carry or what? It seems like everywhere I look has only USB ports and the ones that have both only work on Mac.

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  • Crazy Jim Films
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    It's all good. I know for the camera end, I need a 4-Pin. I just need to figure out what I need on the PC side.

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  • Nick Soares
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    Originally posted by Crazy Jim Films View Post
    The Mac Pro was wrong anyway. I have a PC. I picked it up without checking things properly.
    Oh man, I have no clue then on the PC, I have never edited on one so I dont want to steer you in the wrong direction

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  • Crazy Jim Films
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    The Mac Pro was wrong anyway. I have a PC. I picked it up without checking things properly.

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  • Nick Soares
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    Wait,... Hmmm Im not sure where it is on the Mac Pro, I though it was in the back corner, but im not sure.

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  • Nick Soares
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    Yes :)

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  • Crazy Jim Films
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    Alright, cool. Again, thanks. You're a life-saver. So I would be correct that with a DVX100B, it connects into the port that says "DV" just above the mic inputs on the right side of the camera?

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  • Nick Soares
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    Here is what you should have
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  • Crazy Jim Films
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    It's odd that I'm able to write scripts, organize projects, and work quite well in directing actors but when it comes time to putting this stuff on a computer, I'm like my grandmother trying to program her VCR.

    I picked up a firewire cable today but from the looks of things, I believe I picked the wrong one. It looks to be a 9-Pin to 6-Pin cable for MacBook Pro. How I didn't pick up on this at the store, I'll never quite know. At the risk of furthing exposing my indeptitude but also attempting to avoid further problems, let's see if I can simplify this. I'm guessing I want a 4-Pin cable and and if I'm not mistaken, the port for it is located above the Audio and Video In/Out ports, right next to the S-Video In/Out port. That one marked "DV", correct? Or is it somewhere else entirely?

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  • Nick Soares
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    Originally posted by Crazy Jim Films View Post
    Thanks for all your help.

    Now for my next dumb question. I apparently lost track of the Fire-Wire cable I once had. Anything reasonably-priced you can point me in the direction of that I might find at my nearest Best Buy?
    Just get the cheapest one you can find, they normally get more expensive as they get longer, but just get the length you need and your good to go. Let me know if you cant find a check one, I might have an extra I can send you.

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  • Crazy Jim Films
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    Thanks for all your help.

    Now for my next dumb question. I apparently lost track of the Fire-Wire cable I once had. Anything reasonably-priced you can point me in the direction of that I might find at my nearest Best Buy?

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  • Nick Soares
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    Originally posted by Crazy Jim Films View Post
    Now, if I save that to my external hard drive, I should be able to just hand that over for him to do his magic, right?
    Yea, if you drag the file to the flash drive it will "copy" them to it, and keep your originals. (always make sure you see "Copying Files" when its transfering) just to be safe.


    Nick

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  • Crazy Jim Films
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    Originally posted by GMackenzie View Post
    10 hours is an awful lot of footage to hand over to an editor for a short.
    Agreed. I generally like to round up in these cases as I would rather have extra space and not need it then need space and not have it.

    I'm thinking I'll transfer all the tapes onto my computer then trim out all the fat using Windows Movie Maker. Now, if I save that to my external hard drive, I should be able to just hand that over for him to do his magic, right?

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  • Nick Soares
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    OK you have a DVX-100, as do I. So do you have an editing software? If so you will connect via firewire and capture the footage, then this will give you some capture scratch files that you can just drag to a flash drive, Now you will have you original footage, your original files, and be giving your editor the uncopressed files as well.

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