I am trying to import footage from a VDR-D 100 to Windows Movie Maker.I have tried using the camera mini USB to PC USB without success.I can view the footage playing the -rw and - r disc but movie maker does not seem connected.I am movie making novice..no knowledge .Can you help please.
Hello. My name isXXXXX will be your Primary Care Technician and I can assist you with your question.The VDR-D 100 cannot transfer the video to a computer over USB. That can be verified in the user manual.VDR-D 100 ManualHowever, you may be able to capture the video through the video output on the camcorder if your computer is capable. If you can provide the model of your computer, I can tell you what you would need to do that, if anything.Mike
Hi Michael,Thanks for reply.I am working on an ASUS M4N72-E motherboard.
Thanks for the info. So your computer is current technology, so this should be fairly easy.Your motherboard has PCI-E slots, so you can use PCI-E or any usb capture device. The difference to note with capturing vs direct transfer is that you'll actually be playing the recording from the camera and feeding it to the computer. So, for example, your video is 1 hour long, it will take an hour to transfer. It's the only option with some cameras, like the VDR-D 100, but I want to set your expectations. It's not an umcommon way to transfer video... it's just not instant. There was a time when this was an expensive thing to do, but not any more.The devices have a wide price range. Here is an example of the simple USB devices available.
Hi again Mike,Thanks for your efforts.My camera connections I'm afraid are not composite which seems to rule out a lot of options.I have the mini usb which I have already tried and ann AV connection which I've tried through an Ikasu video capture all to no avail.I guess this Panasonic model was not what I should have been using in the first place.Anyway thanks again you have earned your Five Stars.Just realised I cannot give you credit once I made this reply. Will wait for your next reply and sign off.All the best.
I'm not comfortable saying that you can't do it. So, if you don't mind checking one thing on the camera... when you format the disk on the camera, try each format - "DV" and "VIDEO". When you are done, make sure you go into the setup menu and finalize the disk so that it can be recognized on the computer. (options are under menu>setup).Also, I can verify for you that the recommended media for this camera is -RW. As long as you can get it to play on the computer this way, you can use the video.Mike