How do you play Mini DV files?
Thereof, how do I transfer Mini DV tapes to my computer?
The transfer process requires that you connect a functional Mini DV camcorder or tape deck to a computer. Connect the USB cable from the camcorder or tape deck to the computer's USB port. Open the camcorder or tape deck. If you're using a camcorder, set it in “VCR” mode.
One may also ask, can I use FireWire to USB? No, it is not possible to connect a FireWire interface to your computer's USB port via a FireWire to USB adapter since this connection is not sufficient to run a FireWire audio interface. This article here explains about which cards work the best with Focusrite FireWire interfaces.
Additionally, how do I backup my Mini DV tapes?
For the most pristine backup, you would: Put the tapes in a compatible camcorder and "capture" the footage on to your hard drive. This is a real-time process; i.e. you play the tapes in the camcorder as the PC video software copies the "raw" video to your hard drive.
Can Mini DV tapes be transferred to DVD?
The MiniDV ( Mini Digital Video) is an analog format that gets degraded with time. You can transfer your old tapes into digital format on your PC and then burn them to a DVD. Mini DV to DVD conversion also creates a backup of your special event videos which you can enjoy watching with your family on a big HD TV.