I need help interfacing a Sony Handycam CCD-TRV25 NTSC with my PC. Can anyone help me?

Unfortunately this camera was all that I can afford right now. This particular model doesn't have S-Video, only the yellow and white colored jacks to hook up to the television. I thought there might be some type of conversion jacks available. My other thought was if I could hook the camera to the TV and then use the S-Video from the TV to S-Video jack in my laptop. I know these are probably ridiculous ideas but I'm desperate AND ignorant about this stuff. Please help if you can! Thanks, in advance.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    You'll need to make sure that the S-Video jack on your laptop can take a input signal - you're OK if it does. If the S-Video jack on your laptop is for output signals only, then you'll need an AV capture card - for example:

    http://www.pinnaclesys.com/PublicSite/us/Products/...

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Actually that might work. Test it. Set your TV for AV, use the RCA inputs and see if the S-Video will feed to the laptop.

    Otherwise you need a $125 dangle from Turtlle Beach that goes into the USB port of the computer.

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  • 1 decade ago

    All you have to do is connect it with a firewire cable.

    http://www.dvcentral.org/fireway.html

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