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  • Student474708
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    Joined: Jan 1st, 2021
    Digital Video Enquiry
    Hi, I used to live in Japan 20 years ago and have dozens of DV tapes taken on a Victor Mini DV NTSC. I would love to watch them in the UK and have tried connecting the DV to my TV with a RCA to HDMI converter. It didn't work. I could pay someone to convert them but wonder if there are simple solutions are out there to watch them on my TV and ideally even convert them to movie files on my PC. Thanks anyone who can help! Ben
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  • Joe A
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    Joined: Oct 1st, 2013
    Re: Digital Video Enquiry
    Hi Ben - I'd imagine that depending on what kind of connections are on the camcorder there would be converters or capture cards that would let you bring the video into the computer. You'd have to do a little research on that -- a quick Google search for "Mini DV to computer" turned up lots of potentially helpful pages * on transferring Mini DV tapes to computer via USB or FireWire [FireWire seems to be the recommended approach, with appropriate converters/adaptors, if possible]. I'm an audio guy so I can't really help you there, but I'd be surprised if it wasn't possible to do without jumping through too many hoops.. * FWIW, one of the pages that came up in the search was this [relatively recent] Sony support page: https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/articles/00028223
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  • Student474708
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    Joined: Jan 1st, 2021
    Re: Digital Video Enquiry
    Hi Joe, Really apperciate your time to reply and your suggestions. Super helpful. Thanks very much indeed! Ben
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