Capturing 8mm camcorder video with Power Director 14

redrobbins

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Has anyone had success with capturing 8mm camcorder video and converting it do digital format using an inexpensive video capture device and Power Director software? I recently purchased Diamond Multimedia's VC500 One-Touch video capture device and connected my Sony CCD-TR940 camcorder to my PC with the capture device, an S-video cable and a USB connection. I'm trying to use Power Director 14 to capture the video and audio from the 8mm tapes, but am not having any success. Any suggestions on how to get the capture device and Power Director to communicate with each other?
 

USAFRet

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What software did the capture device come with?

I used to do this several years ago, without major issues.
 

redrobbins

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The capture device came with a 2011 vintage Diamond Multimedia software CD. The online reviews for the company's VC500 capture device said that the software that accompanies it doesn't work very well, and recommended using a third-party video editing software package, which is the route that I'm trying to use.
 

USAFRet

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Try the included software.
If it sucks, it sucks. But online reviews are often useless.
 
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