How do I transfer video to computer for editing?
Posted on 2002-06-10
I was wondering if someone could tell me how one goes about transferring video to their computer, editing it, and then copying it back to a videotape?
What I do have:
- a computer (obviously), 1 GHz processor, 128 MB ram, 80 Gig HD (though half of it is already full)
- Sony DV camcorder
- MovieDV video editing software.
Now, what do I need to get the Hi8 video I recorded transferred to the computer? Is there some kind of special adapter card I need to get for the computer? Any suggestions on brand/estimated cost?
Once I get this and I install my software and transfer video to my computer, is there a limit to how much time-wise can be edited at a time? What kind of picture quality does one end up with?
I videotaped a wedding, about an hour and a half in total length, and in the past editing has been done by hooking two VCR’s together. If picture quality is good and one can edit large chunks at a time, editing via computer certainly seems like the way to go.
Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!