HV20 - HDMI or IEEE 1394 for HD capture?
i have buy HV20 yesterday ,after i read some thread of your site. It is my first camcorder and i wish i have made a good choise .
I have some questions and i hope to help me . (I have laptop - WIN XP with IEEE 1394 only - model HP nw8440)
1. Which program i must buy to capture 16:9 HD 1080i ?
2. I must have HDMI to tranfer HD quality to my pc-program ?
3. If i must have HDMI it is possible to find pcmcia HDMI card or a external video card?
Hi, Tsouplakis, and welcome to the forum!
You won't need HDMI: the HV20 records to tape in the HDV format, which is easily transferred to the computer with IEEE 1394, also known as FireWire. You will need to purchase a FireWire cable with a 4-pin connector on the camera end and either a 4-pin or 6-pin connector on the computer end, depending on which style your laptop has.
Welcome to the forum and congrats on your purchase. We always recommend you read the FAQ thread. You can find info on capturing