I have an old camera (Canon ZR900) and a box of tapes I am looking to preserve in a more accessible format.
The output cable with the camera plugs into a single "AV" jack on the device which then splits into three male AV cables (red and white audio, yellow video).
I am certain that this cable functions, as I was able to get audio and video through my television.
What I would like to do, if possible, is output to my laptop so that I can use recording software to generate video files.
The laptop is an ASUS GL752VW.
It does have an HDMI port, but it is output only.
I suspect the only option will be USB input.
The question I have is this: Will this work?
I don't want to just buy any female AV to male USB adapter and slap it together.
I suspect the laptop will fail to recognize the device and won't know how to process the data stream.
If I can get the laptop to recognize this as an audio/video input stream, I suspect I will be to find a way to do what I want. If not, I will address that as a separate issue. I know I could buy a DVD recording device that can take AV input if I need to and then convert. Could connecting directly to a USB port on a laptop actually work?
Thanks in advance.