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How to convert TV Recordings into Slow Motion MPEGS

  1. Mar 9, 2007 #1
    I have this baseball game on my DVR, and there's a segment of it that I wish to convert to my computer into a slow motion MPEG and I was wondering what the process is for going about this?
     
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  3. Mar 9, 2007 #2
    Basically you save the .dv file on the computer, then use a video processing application to select the sections you want in slow motion and save those as mpeg.
    Any good video processing app will do this. A good balance between ease of use and set of features would be for instance Pinnacle Studio.
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2007
  4. Mar 9, 2007 #3
    But how do I get the .dv file onto the computer?
     
  5. Mar 9, 2007 #4
    If it is a DVR it presumably has a firewire interface that you can use. You need a firewire interface on your PC or laptop.

    You obviously can use another type of connection (S-Video or Composite) with a video capture card but you will suffer a big loss of information compared to digital video.
     
  6. Mar 10, 2007 #5

    How do I get a firewire interface?
     
  7. Mar 10, 2007 #6
    Most laptops and various PCs already have them buit-in. But you can always buy a firewire card, they are inexpensive.

    But make sure your DVR has a firewire interface first! What's you make and model?

    This is what a firewire interface and cable looks like.
     
  8. Mar 10, 2007 #7

    I can't look at it now, but it's a Time Warner Cable product. After looking at those pictures I'm pretty confident it's already built-in, but I'll have to check tomorrow.

    The only issue will be getting it connected to my computer since my computer is a decent enough distance away from the TV.
     
  9. Mar 10, 2007 #8
    You either have one, or you don't.

    The jack will look like one of the following images:
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    Last edited: Mar 10, 2007
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