Capture issue: HDV v DV firewire Old equipment

New Here ,
Dec 24, 2019 Dec 24, 2019

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This is a blast from the past.  I have an old computer with Windows 10, Adobe PE 8, and ability to connect via firewire.   I have a Sony HDR-HC3 Handycam that I have been using successfully to capture some old HD tapes.   I also  have about 10 tapes that I believe were  taken with a previous Sony standard definition video cam.   They play fine on the HDR-HC3 but I cannot get them to capture so I can edit them.  The camera is recognized, the "Capture" lights up.  It seems to work for a few seconds after I press capture but nothing is actually captured and then it pauses.  I am hoping this is just a Settings problem but I have been playing around with various options to no avail.  Anyone have any ideas?

P.S.  I also have a brand new Windows computer with PE 20 but no firewire connection.   I suppose I could go to the trouble of having a Firewire connection installed, but I am thinking that may not solve the problem.   Any thoughts on that? 

I am a fairly low-tech user so please be specific and don't assume a lot.   Thanks!   Karen

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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 25, 2019 Dec 25, 2019
You do need a Firewire port on the computer to capture tape. I use these free programs with my old Sony SD and Sony HDV cameras for capture: WinDV   WinDV HDVSplit   HDVSplit 0.77 beta

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 25, 2019 Dec 25, 2019

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You do need a Firewire port on the computer to capture tape.

 

I use these free programs with my old Sony SD and Sony HDV cameras for capture:

WinDV   WinDV

HDVSplit   HDVSplit 0.77 beta

 

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Dec 29, 2019 Dec 29, 2019

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Thank you.   I was able to use WinDV to capture these old tapes!    I really appreciate your help.  

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