How to Post a Video from a DV Camera

In order to post a video from DV camera, you need to record the video from camcorder, and transfer it to computer. The process of recording may differ from one brand to another. Yet, all of them require you to connect and record video from camera to computer. The process of posting videos from DV camera can take some time, depending on the size of videos, and the processor speed of your computer. However, the process can become really easy if one knows the right steps involved.


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    Connect your DV camera with computer, using IEEE 1394 connection or USB, depending on the model and brand of your camera. Turn on your camera and set it on Play mode.

  • 2

    Right after you turn on your DV camera, your computer will start installing its drivers. After the driver installation is complete, you will see “Autoplay” options. Select “Import Video” from the list of options that appear.

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    Now you need to specify a name for the video or videos that you will import and save on your computer. Also, specify a location where you want to save your imported videos.

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    You will now be asked to select a file type that you want to use for your videos. After assigning file format, you should click “Only import parts of the videotape to "my computer” and then click the “Next” button.

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    On the “Import” page, you can select the videos that you want to import. Also, you can select an end-point for a particular video, by checking the “End point” check box and specifying the particular time when you want the recording to stop.

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    Click the “Start Video Import” button and the tape inserted in the DV camera will automatically start playing and your computer will simultaneously record the video content being played on the tape.

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    Right after the tape reaches the point which you set for the recording to be stopped, the tape will stop automatically, and so does the recording.

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    Repeat step 6 and step 7 for each video clip that you want to import from your DV camera to computer.

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    After you are done with importing all your desired video clips from your DV camera, click the finish button.

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    Now you can navigate to the site where you want to post your videos, and use the “Upload” button to upload your desired clips.

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