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camcorder raw plugin

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:08 pm
by jackie4
Is there software or plugin for a camcorder raw of any kind that would work
for any camcorder so you would not have to use every software that comes with a camcorder Like when you are trying to make a dvd video from downloading a camcorder.
can you help or do you understand what I am asking for.

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:59 pm
by rsnow
I'm not sure but it sounds like you are talking about trying to make a dvd straight from the camcorder.

I have programs that will do this. They are just video editing programs with what they call a wizard that automatically puts in a theme and menu. I have never used these wizards because I like to do my own thing and create my own themes, etc. All of the video editing programs I've seen will capture the video from the camcorder into either avi or mpg files which can be accessed by most editing programs. Whether you edit or not, these files can then be made into a dvd by the same editing program.

Some of the more common editing programs for home users are Roxio, Ulead, Pinnacle, Adobe Premiere Elements and Sony Vega.

I've never heard of a plugin for what you describe.


Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:36 pm
by jackie4
thank you your reply. I have Roxio 8, but you have to have the software that came with the camcoder and a usb to transfer to your computer.
That is what I mean is there just one software for all camcoders that you can use, besides always downloading a different software for each different camcoder?

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:47 pm
by rsnow
I recently purchased my camcorder and it came with a firewire cable. Most new camcorders will come with either a firewire or a usb cable. If not, a usb cable is not expensive.

As to the software, I did not need or install software that came with my camcorder because there was none. All three of my video editing programs recognized my camcorder and I could capture with each of them. The only difference between them was one would only capture in avi format while the others would capture in either avi or mpg format. Unless your camcorder is very old or an odd brand, Roxio should be able to capture from it once you connect to your computer with the appropriate cable. In Roxio there should be a Setup tab or menu option where you can go in and select the source you want to capture from.

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:49 pm
by rsnow
besides always downloading a different software for each different camcoder?

One other many camcorders do you have or plan to capture from?