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How do I convert mini DV tapes to DVDs without the camera?

Discussion in 'Digital camcorders' started by MandiJune, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. MandiJune

    MandiJune Member

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    I also used to have a Sony miniDV camera.How do I convert the tapes to DVD without the camera? I sold the camera.
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    I don't think it is going to happen. See if you can borrow a video camera that will play those tapes, and capture them, as DV-AVI files, to your computer with a capture software of your choosing.

    You can then burn the files to a DVD.
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    i had to look on google what you meant by miniDV (but i know the things basically a mini vcr tape,havnt seen them in years).

    if you have the video tape that holds the mini one for playback on a standard vcr hook the vcr up to a dvr and should be able to record.

    if you can get the tape to play back there are several options for recording it on a computer.usually capture card in your computer and dual output to your moniter and tv.

    and yes if you can get hold of the video camera that would work too.
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    Thank you guys but I found out walmart now has a service that they send the tapes off and they can put up 2 hours or 2 tapes on one DVD for like $20.

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