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capturing video from mini dv

Discussion in 'Digital camcorders' started by danibigg, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. danibigg

    danibigg Member

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    Hi there, I am very new at this. I am trying to capture video from my JVC mini dv camera using dvd santa. after a few minutes, my computer shuts down without warning. i have tried using roxio and windows and the same thing is happening. i have tried to capture from the camera directly and I have also tried saving the videos on my computer and burning them from there but the computer keeps shutting down. i am running vista on a new computer.
     
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    attar Senior member

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    What OS are you using?
     
  4. danibigg

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    i am using windows vista
     
  5. pj98321

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    I had the same problem capturing MiniDV after about 40-45 minutes the computer would crash in a huge way. Even wrecked one hard drive. Turned out the hard drive I was capturing to was overheating. I added a fan and moved the HDD to another spot inside the case. There are several free HDD temp monitoring utilities that I would recommend.
     
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    what would you recommend?
     
  7. pj98321

    pj98321 Guest

    I'm trying 2 right now, DTemp and HDD Thermometer. Both are free. You will need a HDD that does S.M.A.R.T. monitoring which I think most new ones do.
    Update. The overheated HDD was not the only problem. It crashed again and I had to restore the system files which is not as much fun as you might think. I started looking at my RAM. I have 1.5 GB of DDR, 2 256 sticks and 1 1GB stick. They are the same brand and same specs, but when I try to use all of it the computer crashes. If I use the 2 256's together or the 1GB by itself it works fine. My guess is the chips are different and the computer doesn't like that. I have captured 2 60 minute clips and no problems.
     
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