HV20 and Hi 8Sonny cam - movies
I just got my HV20 and is great.
Question: I hooked up my Hi8 Sonny - it has only AV output - to the red/white/yellow inputs in my HP Pavilion desktop - and it is not recognized. I am using Vegas Movie Studio Platinum.
I hear that I could hook up my Hi8 Sonny to my HV 20 via DV and then hook up my HV20 via firewire to my Pavilion and presto. Is this true?
Or is there a better way to do this? I have tons of Hi8 movies I want to burn onto DVD.
HV20 works well with my Pavilion via firewire.
The connection will be
Hi-8 --(RCA cable)--> HV20 --(firewire)--> PC
HV20 can digitize your analog Hi-8 video to DV (not HDV) video to your computer as DV-AVI files.
Thanks for the quick reply (and posting this in the appropriate place)
When you say RCA cable out of the Sonny Hi8, my understanding is those are red/white/yellow on the receiving end, but I do not see those RCA inputs in the HV20. Can you clarify?
Thanks - I am a newby at this
Thank you ... yet
Thanks for the reply and pics. This is very clear. I then connect the Hi8 and the HV20 via AV's. Question: what are the 2 connectors on the right next to the coupler in the pic? do I need those too and how do they fit into the set up?
They are the same thing. You can ignore them.
Yes, I realized this after a few minutes I sent the reply. Thanks for the help and posting those pics, they helped a lot!
2007 October 16th, 17:40
Sorry for bumping up an extremely old thread, but I can't get this to work, no matter what! Also, hello to everyone I haven't seen in over a month. I've had to take care of my grandparents as well as start up school again, so yeah...Hello!
All I'm trying to do is copy over some stuff I have on VHS tapes. I have a TV/VCR combo TV next to my computer with a tape in it (tried several tapes, so that's not the deal). I outlined the steps exactly. Have the A/V cables going to a coupler from the VCR, then out the other side of the coupler another set going to the HV20, then the HV20 connected to the computer via FireWire. It never recognizes anything! I tried Vegas, Nero, WinDV, and nothing ever gets recognized!
Why does everything always have to be so difficult?
Thanks in advance!
2007 October 16th, 20:54
On the HV20 REC/IN SETUP menu (PLAYBACK mode), make sure you have AV>DV set to ON.
2007 October 16th, 23:12
Thanks for the reply, but I made sure of that as well. As soon as I switched back into camera mode, the picture would show up on the computer. Then, of course, upon going back into play mode and switching AV>DV back to on again...nothing happened. Just that specific stupid setting isn't working for me and it's making me mad. I'm doing everything, so there's no reason it shouldn't work! Again, what can I possibly be missing?
2007 October 18th, 06:02
Just got back online after an extremely difficult "reconstruction" of my computer (getting completely screwed up after using the program Filmerit, which I THOUGHT would help).
Yeah, it created a System Restore point...but what's the use if your computer won't boot up AT ALL afterwards. Don't want to go into detail there, though, I'd have to go through about 100 steps, which took me a good 8 hours of working strenuously in DOS and such, might I add.
So...anyone want to REALLY make me happy now and get this whole stupid thing working for me?