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Chapter 10. Capturing and Creating Video... > Connecting to Your Camcorder

Connecting to Your Camcorder

The first step in making your masterpiece is to move your “raw footage” from the camcorder to your Media Center PC. Start by taking stock of your connection situation. This means literally taking a hard look at your camcorder to determine its video output options, and then scrutinizing your Media Center PC to check out its video input capabilities. Obviously, the goal is to find a match.

Most, if not all, Media Center PCs support a FireWire (IEEE-1394) high-speed connector for just this purpose. If you have a reasonably recent model of camcorder, chances are that you will have a match in terms of a 1394 input on the PC (see Figure 10.1) and a 1394 output on the camera (see Figure 10.2). If you do, count your blessings, because you're about to find out what great engineering is all about.


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