Media Center Software Guide
Capturing video from a DV camcorder
You can capture (copy) digital video files to your
hard disk drive by using muvee autoProducer either:
Live (known as camera mode) using a
compatible DV camcorder. See "Capturing
live video from a DV camcorder" on page 52.
Recorded (known as VCR mode) using a
recorded tape in your DV camcorder. See
"Capturing recorded video from a DV
camcorder" on page 53.
Capturing live video from a DV camcorder
Capturing live video in camera mode allows you to
create a video file without even having a tape in the
To capture (copy) live video to your hard disk drive
using muvee autoProducer:
Connect your DV camcorder to the FireWire
(IEEE 1394) port on your PC.
Turn on the camcorder and set it to VCR
mode. Refer to the instructions in the
Click the Get Video from Camera
Click the Start Capture button to begin
capturing the live image directly to your hard
Captured video files are automatically added to
your movie project. To remove the file from your
movie project, select the video file in the list of
Captured Video Files, and then click the trash
When capturing video, it is important to be aware
of the amount of free space available on your PC
hard disk drive. Capturing video can use a large
amount of disk space. The amount of free disk space
displays on the Capture Video window in
muvee autoProducer while you are capturing video.
Click the Stop Capture button to stop
Click Capture Folder to specify a folder for
the captured video file.
Click Filename to specify a file name for the
captured video file.
Click the Done button to automatically add
captured video files to your movie project.