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please let me know that do you have a standalone dvd burner or you have a dvd burner on your computer
I have a stand alone dvd player/dvd writer. I can record dvd's from the tv on this machine and want to know if I can record dvd's straight from my Sony Handycam camera
i will list the steps
Connect the Handycam to the stand-alone DVD burner with the USB cable, inserting the plug on one end into the port on the back edge of the camcorder and the other end into a USB port on the stand-alone burner
Insert a blank DVD in the stand-alone burner and close the tray.
Press the "Menu" button on the Handycam to review the available video files. Highlight and click the desired files for burning to DVD, using the up and down arrow keys on the camcorder.
Press the "Record" button on the stand-alone DVD player to transfer the selected video files from the Handycam to the DVD.
try the steps and do let me know if you face any difficulty
The standalone DVD writer doesn't have a usb port. It has scart connections and the yellow/red/white leads (sorry I don't know what they are called!)
let me know the make and model of the dvd writer
It is a dvd player that also writes to dvd's. It's a Samsung DVD-R149 (RAM-RW-R multi format recording)
ok let me check the specifications
give me a moment here
thanks for your patience
i was checking the port information of the writer
yes its correct that is has the video connectors but not a usb connector
now to be able to burn directly from handycam to standlone burner there should be a way to connect these 2 devices
unfortunately the dvd writer model you have does not have a usb port
That is correct.....just scart connections and the yellow/red/white leads
so in this case its a hardware limitation and it will not be possible to burn directly
The camera has a hdmi out port, will that connect?
what you can do is connect your handycam to computer and burn discs on computer
i can give you the steps for that
no the hdmi port will not connect
hope you understand that due to hardware limitation of the dvd player it is not possible to burn directly from handycam to player
We already burn dics via the computer and it takes ages! We wanted to be able to record the basketball game and effectively have a dvd within minutes of the end of the game....in the same way that years ago you could record onto video tape in a video camera, take the video tape out and instantly play it on a video recorder/tv!
in that case, the other option would be to go for a new disc burner that has usb port
let me check if there is any converter availble
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Ahh I was just about to ask you that!
another minute here
i am sorry but have just cross checked my resources
an anlaog to digital converter for this mode of connection is not possible or available
you will have to either continue burning via pc or go in for a burner that has usb port
Can I connect the Sony Handycam to a separate dvd writer unit?
yes you can
once with a usb port
There are a number listed on amazon so apart from the usb connector should I be looking for anything else?
the handycam can beconnected via usb to any other writer
are these writers instant? ie write to the disk as you film?
no...once a film is saved the you can write it
its never a side by side burning
not even on the current player that you have
all of them would burn from saved copies once you have completed recording
so you have to finish filming and then write to the disk??
oh dear. is there any any way that i can do side by side filming?
no unfortunately that sort of technology has not been invented yet
or....how long does it take to write to a disk after the filming has finished? on the computer it takes hours and hours as it has to render the footage first!
it would not take that much time from handycam to writer directly as in computer a software is involved in between that takes time to sync
so in your opinion if a film was say 1.5 hours long, how long would it then take to write across to a dvd via a usb connected writer?
honestly i have never done that but yes should take 50% less time as minimum or maybe even more faster
it depends totally on the resolution and quality of the video
Ahh ok....more investigation to be done I think!
i would suggest rather than buying it online,check out at an electronics store
they do have on display players and maybe you can carry yoir handycam and a disc along and try burninga short 10-15 min video
Thankyou I will
that would give you a best idea
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Thankyou for your help I'm much clearer about it now
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