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    video converter

    Does anyone have a favorite online video converter? I need something that will convert my mini-DV tapes into .avi or .wmv to share online with a few others. I know I'll have to pay but would like something in the ~$30 range and user-friendly.

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    Re: video converter

    If you still have the mini-DV camcorder you should be able to import them via the camcorder with fire wire... The usually save as AVI's when you import them.



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    Re: video converter

    Super (C) works pretty good, and is free. You need to have a little knowledge about formats however to get the best results...

    link: SUPER .


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    Re: video converter

    OK...I still have the mini-DV camcorder....

    Am I wrong or is "firewire" a MAC term? I have a PC.


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    Re: video converter

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    Super (C) works pretty good, and is free. You need to have a little knowledge about formats however to get the best results...

    link: SUPER .
    I'll second this. It's pretty good for being free.


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    Re: video converter

    Quote Originally Posted by jakemcilroy View Post
    OK...I still have the mini-DV camcorder....

    Am I wrong or is "firewire" a MAC term? I have a PC.
    Yes firewire is a Mac term. It' really IEEE 1394, but that's just our job as engineers to freak you out

    Mac calls it firewire Sony calls it i.LINK, it's all the same.

    If you don't have any firewire plugs on your machine you can buy one like this

    Firewire Cards for your PC or Mac (iLink/DV/1394)

    if you're dealing with a desktop. Most laptops nowadays come with 1394 jacks on them.



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    Re: video converter

    Quote Originally Posted by jakemcilroy View Post
    OK...I still have the mini-DV camcorder....

    Am I wrong or is "firewire" a MAC term? I have a PC.
    "Firewire" refers to the IEEE-1394 serial interface. It used to be more popular on Macs, but many PC's now have them as well. My older PC laptop has one, and I bought an el-cheapo PCI card to add one to my desktop PC. You can probably even buy a USB to Firewire bridge.


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