Solved Mini DV tapes to PC

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Mini DV tapes to PC was created by BobH

Hi all,
I have many mini DV tapes recorded some years ago. I used to transfer to my pc using the mini DV camcorder via a firewire connection. I no longer have my mini DV camcorder and no longer have a firewire connection on my pc. Is there a device that will play the tapes and transfer directly to my pc via usb or transfer to a sd card? I doubt it is possible but I thought I would enquire, as I would like to re-edit some of this old footage.
Thanks
BobH
05 May 2021 02:11 #1

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Replied by DoctorZen on topic Mini DV tapes to PC

Hi Bob

I have no knowledge on this topic.

Without a camera, there is nothing you can do personally.
My best recommendation is to find someone that can do this for you.
By time you found a 2nd hand camera and installed a Firewire card in your PC, you would have already spent a lot of money!
In Australia, there are a lot of people online who offer a service to do the conversion for you.
I just did a quick Google search and found this in the UK.
tapestodigital.co.uk/

There's probably many other places that can do this for you in the UK, if you do some deep Google searches locally.

Regards
Derek
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05 May 2021 11:42 #2

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Replied by BobH on topic Mini DV tapes to PC

Hi Derek and thank you for getting back to me. If there had been a quick solution then I might have given it a go, but I guess I will leave it and concentrate my efforts elsewhere. My son and family live in Sydney and hopefully I might be able to get out there at the end of the year; leave our winter for the summer down under.

As always thank you for you prompt reply.

Regards
BobH
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