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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎11-02-2013

elura 90 digitize 8mil tapes

i understand that the rca cables are not as good as firewire- whatever that is!

we have a windows 7 computer with USB and firewire ports.

 

what do i need and what is the best way to get as good quality as they were recorded.

putting the video onto a hard drive

 

just when was the elura 90 sold?

 

thanks all

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Posts: 241
Registered: ‎02-13-2016

Re: elura 90 digitize 8mil tapes

It looks like the Elura 90 was a fairly new camcorder around 2005-2006.

If you don't already have the user manual you can download a copy of it here.

https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/support/details/camcorders/support-minidv-camcorde...

Probably the best way to transfer video from the camera to your computer is via the Firewire port. I seem to recall that Firewire was originally developed especially to aid in quickly transferring large files of data such as those produced by video cameras. The manual will show you how to connect things up. Do you have the cables that were supplied with the camera? If not I'd assume they can still be found online.

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Posts: 384
Registered: ‎11-19-2017

Re: elura 90 digitize 8mil tapes

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Use a FW cable as burn unit recommends.

 

Camera has a 4 pin port.  You will need to confirm what port the card on your PC has (6 pin is typical) for add-on card.

 

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Rick
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Occasional Contributor
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Registered: ‎11-02-2013

Re: elura 90 digitize 8mil tapes

thanks guys

the pc is a toshiba satellite P500

Valued Contributor
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Registered: ‎11-19-2017

Re: elura 90 digitize 8mil tapes

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Use the image above and determine which port your laptop has..  then buy the corresponding FW cable.  4pin to 4pin, or 4pin to 6pin

Rick
Bay Area - CA
~6D2 (f/w 1.0.3) ~16-35mm f2.8L II, 50 f1.8 STM, 85 prime, 70-200 f2.8L IS II ~Sigma 24-70 f2.8 Art (f/w 2.0) ~Sigma 150-600 C + TC1401 1.4x (f/w 1.03) ~Speedlite 430 EX II ~DxO PhotoLab Elite ~DPP 4.8.20 ~Windows10 Pro nVidia GPU 1803 ~Android 8.1
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Re: elura 90 digitize 8mil tapes

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