No VIdeo detection using VIDEO INPUT 2" with SONY VAIO and Sony vi

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I have a 1999 SOny analog Hi-8 tape video camera. I am trying to get the
video into the movie maker but it says it doesn't recognize any video source.
I plug the yellow plug from the camera to the yellow plug in the front bottom
of the SONY VAIO, and do the same for the audio. I am using RCA plugs
I am completely stupid with all this. I am 64 and don't speak your language.
Can somebody tell me what to do? I have about 50 of these 8mm tapes of my
children that I want to put ov DVD and bought this exspensive SONY computer
just for that reason. I was told it was easy to put analog tape movies into
this computer and then make DVD. So far, I can't even get the camera hooked
in right. Will some young person help me.

Re: No VIdeo detection using VIDEO INPUT 2" with SONY VAIO and Sony vi

Does your computer also have Y, R&W RCA connectors on the Back?  If so try
them.

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Re: No VIdeo detection using VIDEO INPUT 2" with SONY VAIO and Son

No.  The only inputs for the yellow and white RCA jacks are in the front.
What are they for? I spent about another hour trying to get anything to play
in the computer from my camcorder. Are these "vidoe imputs" just for looks?

"JW" wrote:

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Re: No VIdeo detection using VIDEO INPUT 2" with SONY VAIO and Son

The user's manual for your PC or it's built in Help may help in finding out
what applications will work with the front connections.  Also the
application you are trying may have setup options that allow the input to
come from multiple sources and you may have to tell the application that you
want to use the front jacks as input and not already loaded files on your
HDD.
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Re: No VIdeo detection using VIDEO INPUT 2" with SONY VAIO and Son

JW. Thankyou for the advice, but HOW do I do this. How to I tell the
applications that I want to use the front jacks. The HOW is the hard part.

"JW" wrote:

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Re: No VIdeo detection using VIDEO INPUT 2" with SONY VAIO and Sony vi

On Sat, 11 Aug 2007 18:56:00 -0700, Dumb Old Geezer. <Dumb Old
Geezer.@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote:

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It would be even easier to hook up a cheap DVD recorder via the s-video & audio
outputs of your
camcorder. Press <RECORD> on the recorder & then <PLAY> on the camcorder.
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Nigel Barker
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MCE MVP

Re: No VIdeo detection using VIDEO INPUT 2" with SONY VAIO and Son

That crossed my mind. To just buy a DVD recorder. They look alot simpler, but
that being the case, what is the point of the Video Input on the SONY
computer if it doesn't do anything? Plus, I wanted to edit the videos to take
out the boring parts.
If I make a DVD from a DVD recorder, could I use that to get the "video"
into my computer somehow?

"Nigel Barker" wrote:

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Re: No VIdeo detection using VIDEO INPUT 2" with SONY VAIO and Son

My HP came with a front panel composite input (Yellow RCA Connector), and no
S/W that could use it. I installed Nero 7 and everything works. You can get a
free trial download from Nero and try it out.

"Dumb Old Geezer." wrote:

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Re: No VIdeo detection using VIDEO INPUT 2" with SONY VAIO and Son

Thank you Farmboy. Where do I get this Nero 7? Please understand that I am
not to brght with this computer stuff. It took me about an hour to even get
on this chat site. (computers are so un-intuitive.)

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Re: No VIdeo detection using VIDEO INPUT 2" with SONY VAIO and Son

On Mon, 13 Aug 2007 19:40:03 -0700, Dumb Old Geezer.
wrote:

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Using the search engine at www.google.com & entering Nero 7 in the box then
clicking the 'Search'
box gives a long list of links. Top of the list is www.nero.com where you can
read about & buy Nero
7. Follow the Downloads link & you can download a full featured free trial
version that will work
for 15 days so you can evaluate whether it is right for you.
http://www.nero.com/nero7/eng/nero7-demo.php
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Cheers

Nigel Barker
Live from the sunny Cote d'Azur
MCE MVP

Re: No VIdeo detection using VIDEO INPUT 2" with SONY VAIO and Son

Are you sure the connections you are using are *inputs*?

On 8/13/2007, Dumb Old Geezer. posted this:
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Gene E. Bloch (Gino)
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Re: No VIdeo detection using VIDEO INPUT 2" with SONY VAIO and Son

Mr.Bloch. The are labeled VIDEO INPUT 2. They are located in the same place
you find the S video, and all the various memory stick and camera memory
cards. I bougth a SONY computer hoping it would work with a SONY camera.  
Dumb me.

"Gene E. Bloch" wrote:

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Re: No VIdeo detection using VIDEO INPUT 2" with SONY VAIO and Son

I *had* to ask, since it's a common error. And if I were right you'd
have said D'oh and gone on from there :-)  ...And it would be no dumber
than *many* mistakes I've made ;-)

Well, most anyone would've thought the same thing about matching Sony
to Sony. You're probably just making some mistake that would be obvious
if someone were there with you seeing what you've done, but sometimes
it's not so easy in the newsgroup environment unless you just happen to
say something that will clue one of us in. Or unless someone who is
appropriately intuitive happens to read the thread...

My only constructive thought is that the software is deficient in
finding the input, since what you describe sound good to me. Or maybe
you need to set the camera in VCR mode and turn it on before starting
the software. Or start playing it before trying to get the SW to
recognize it. Or more trials like these...

On 8/13/2007, Dumb Old Geezer. posted this:
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