Capture Camcorder Video
Capturing camcorder video onto your computer is easy
with the StashBox video editor. Simply connect
your camcorder to your computer with a FireWire
cable and follow the directions bellow to easily
capture camcorder video.
firewire guide for
more information on FireWire cables and identifying
your FireWire port
Step 1 - Select Video Camera Capture Quality
When you select 'Camcorder' the stashBox will look to see if you have a camcorder
connected and allow you to decide what video quality
to use when capturing video.
keep things simple the StashBox video editor
analyzes the performance capabilities of your
computer, based on your CPU speed, and pre-selects the
video capture profile that will result in the best
quality on your computer.
Step 2 - Start Capturing Video
When you are ready to begin capturing video click the red record button, then click play on your camcorder.
Your video will be captured from your camcorder onto
your computer in real-time as it plays back on your
video camera. You can watch your video being
captured through the preview window, as well as
monitor the quality level of the recording.
If the quality level dips bellow 100% you will be
notified that the processor can't keep up with the
real-time video capture and that frames are being
dropped. You can fix this by restarting your
video capture and using a lower video capture
profile. This lower video capture profile will
actually produce a better overall video capture because it
won't have any dropped audio or video frames.
Step 3 -Watch, Edit and Enjoy your Camcorder Video
Once you click the 'STOP' button, the StashBox will finalize your video
capture and index your video for editing. When
this process is complete your video will open in the
StashBox Edit Bubble. In this bubble you can
quickly scroll the contents of your newly captured
video: edit your start and end points, select a
thumbnail image to represent the video, add a title,
break up the video into scenes, and more. See
online video editing page for all the details on how to edit your
video in StashBox.
Note: You can also send in your tapes and
have StashSpace transfer them to digital for you!
Let the video professionals at StashSpace do the hard work for you.
We can transfer your miniDV tapes (as well as any other kind of tape) to digital for just $6.95
a tape. Once we have transferred your tapes to
digital you can watch and edit online, order DVDs,
or get back the raw digital files on a portable hard
drive. Learn more about our
video transfer options.