Capturing from a DV Camcorder

Capturing from a DV Camcorder

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DV camcorders are popular among video hobbyists, as they record in a digital format that does not require conversion before being used on a computer. You can capture a single scene or a number of scenes in a batch from your camcorder.

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Note: if your DV camcorder connects to your computer via USB, you must import video files directly as if your camcorder is a regular hard drive. See Importing Media for information on importing video files.

Capturing a Single Scene

You can capture a single segment of video from your camcorder. This function is particularly useful, for example, if you want to acquire a long video segment in its entirety without skipping over sections.

DV Backup

The DV Backup* feature lets you back-up the digital video from your DV camcorder directly to DVD using CyberLink PowerDirector. Click the PowerDirector dvbubu19 Capturing from a DV Camcorder button to begin backing up your video.

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Note: this feature requires a DVD burner. * Optional feature in CyberLink PowerDirector. Check the readme file for detailed versioning information.

Batch Capture from a DV Camcorder

Batch capturing may seem intimidating, but in reality it is an incredibly convenient method of capturing multiple video clips automatically. If you take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with batch capturing, you will save yourself time when you capture video from your camcorder. CyberLink PowerDirector scans your DV for intervals (or allows you to set them manually), then captures them in a batch using the intervals you created.

Automatic Batch Capture

Automatic batch capture is a quick way to capture scenes from a video tape. Click the PowerDirector abcbut18 Capturing from a DV Camcorder button to access the automatic batch capture feature.

Manual Batch Capture

Using manual batch capture* gives you more control over the capturing process and ensures that the scenes you want to include are captured. Manual batch capture is recommended when you are sure which scenes you want to capture and have a good idea where they are located on the tape. Click the PowerDirector mbcbut17 Capturing from a DV Camcorder button to access the manual batch capture feature.

PowerDirector note Capturing from a DV Camcorder

Note: * optional feature in CyberLink PowerDirector. Check the readme file for detailed versioning information.