How can I transfer my miniDV camcorder tapes into DVD movie disc?

Here are the things needed:

  1. a miniDV Camcorder.
  2. a PC with IEEE 1394 (Firewire) port, running Windows 2000 or Windows XP, enough free hard disk space.
  3. an IEEE 1394 cable.
  4. Quick DVD Creator

 

Step 1, Connect an IEEE 1394 (Firewire) cable to miniDV Camcorder and your PC's IEEE1394 Port.

(Connect the IEEE 1394(Firewire) cable to your PC and  miniDV camcorder.)

 

(Connect the IEEE 1394(Firewire) cable to your Laptop & Notebook computer and  miniDV camcorder.)

 

Connect an IEEE 1394 (Firewire) cable to your miniDV camcorder. Turn on your camcorder and switch the mode to VCR mode.

Connect the other end of the IEEE 1394 (Firewire) cable to your PC's IEEE 1394 port. (If your PC does not have IEEE 1394 port, you will need to purchase and install an IEEE 1394 card on your PC.)


Step 2, Run Quick DVD Creator and capture the video from your miniDV camcorder

 

Click 'Digital Camcorder to DVD' button to capture the video from your miniDV camcorder.

Use the VCR Control buttons control your camcorder. You can play, pause, stop, forward, rewind your tape. If you want to transfer a whole tape, click the 'Rewind'button to rewind the tape to its beginning.

Then, click 'Capture and Create DVD' button to start transferring the miniDV tape into DVD video and  you can also click 'Capture to Video File' button to transfer your miniDV tape to video files for editing or burning next time.

Now the capture begins. If you want to stop, click the Stop Capture  button.

After the transferring, Quick DVD Creator will start encoding your DV video for burning. You can click Stop encoding button to cancel the burning.

 

Step 3, Burn the DVD.

 

Quick DVD Creator has finished preparing the DVD video, now it's time to burn your DVD disc.
Before you burn the disc, you can use a DVD player software to examine the DVD video created by Quick DVD Creator. The DVD video is stored under c:\TempDVD\DVD\VIDEO_TS folder.
Now you can insert a blank DVD-R/+R disc in your DVD burner now and click "Yes" to continue.
If you want to burn this DVD disc later, you can click "No" button now and quit Quick DVD Creator. The DVD video is stored under C:\TempDVD\DVD\VIDEO_TS folder. You can burn it later using Quick DVD Creator and follow 'How to burn Disk Image/ DVD Video Folder to DVD disc?'

 



Insert a DVD+R/RW or DVD-R/RW disc, just click 'Burn DVD' and wait Quick DVD Creator finish the burning job. you can also click the 'Save as ISO' button to save your DVD Video Files to a standard ISO disk image and burn it later using Quick DVD Creator and follow 'How to burn Disk Image/ DVD Video Folder to DVD disc?'


And that's it! When the burning is finished, you can play your newly made DVD in your DVD player and watch the movie on TV.