Canon HV20a - video capture ?

Discussion in 'Cameras and Photography' started by Peter cli, Nov 19, 2018.

  1. Peter cli

    Peter cli New Member

    Redmond, Wa

    I have a Canon HV20a .

    i want to capture the contents of the mini dv tapes into files to my computer .

    How do I connect - it has a fire wire port but my computer doesn't have fire wire. Can i use the HDMI - what do i connect to (I use HDMI for output to monitors).

    What video editing software should I get ?

    Thanks a lot,Peter


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  2. cratz2

    cratz2 Addicted Member

    Indy, IN
    FireWire cards are pretty cheap. I bought one with a short cord for about $15 probably three or four tears ago. I'd try that route.

    As for the software, are you just wanting to make the videos viewable or are you wanting to do some post processing to make them look better and/or edit them?

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