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Can I input component video into my computer?


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#1 Danja

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 11:27 PM

Hello,

I'm building a computer from my dad as his old one has just died and he wants to upgrade. One of his hobbies is to connect his old analog video camera to his computer via component video and get/edit/compile old videos. On his old HP media center computer he could do this by inserting the component inputs into his TV tuner. However, I'm having trouble finding a TV tuner that will take component input. Does anyone here know of one?

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 11:29 PM

Does his camcorder have a firewire port? Most old ones do have a fire wire port and you can get a cable and do it that way. Works on my old Canon miniDV camera and my brother's vhs-c.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 02:47 AM

Sadly, an analog camera won't have firewire, which is a digital transmission system.

Danja, do you mean component or composite? Component has 3 video connections (one luminance and two color difference), composite has a single video connection (the one that would normally go to the yellow RCA socket on a TV's AV input).

If you are meaning composite, possibly the simplest solution would be a USB video capture dongle.
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#4 Danja

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 06:38 PM

Unfortunately, it is component and not composite. I did find this list; I think a few of these adapters have component in.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/ca...0RghTlKD7V7egew

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:57 PM

do you have a pci slot for one of these?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000AOUDYE/ref=as...ASIN=B000AOUDYE




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