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Old School video into an M1 Mini ?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: October 05, 2021 06:21PM
Clearing out the junk in the house, I came across the old Sony video camera with tons of tapes of kids (now adults). Is there a reliable device that will let my soon to be delivered (!!!) M1 Mini save the video so I can do some family sharing and data storage ? Regular and S Video ?
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Re: Old School video into an M1 Mini ?
Posted by: jdc
Date: October 05, 2021 06:31PM
whatever is on the camera (RCA?) to USB should do the trick. just did this with a small canon plam sized one not long ago.





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Re: Old School video into an M1 Mini ?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: October 05, 2021 06:36PM
Alas,,, the camera is analog only…
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Re: Old School video into an M1 Mini ?
Posted by: Gareth
Date: October 05, 2021 06:42PM
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cbelt3
Alas,,, the camera is analog only…

Yes, there are tons of RCA to USB adapters. Some of them probably have S-Video also. I haven't used any of them, so I don't have any specific recommendations.
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Re: Old School video into an M1 Mini ?
Posted by: GGD
Date: October 05, 2021 07:31PM
What kind of tapes / format? If they're MiniDV you should be able to transfer them in over Firewire with just adapters and proper cables, and have no loss in quality (digital on the tape).
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Re: Old School video into an M1 Mini ?
Posted by: bhaveshp
Date: October 05, 2021 07:41PM
I’ve digitized all our old video camera tapes using El Gato video capture (RCA inputs to USB2 output):

[www.amazon.com]

It has an h264 HW encoder so each hour of video results in a 1 GB file.

The software supposedly works under Rosetta 2:

[help.elgato.com]-
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Re: Old School video into an M1 Mini ?
Posted by: space-time
Date: October 06, 2021 09:06AM
someone is selling a device on the other forum

[forums.macresource.com]

Input and Output:
• USB 2.0
• Aerial input: Coaxial connector (IEC)
• S-Video (via break out cable, included)
• Composite video (via break out cable, included)

• Stereo audio (via break out cable, included)
• IR remote control sensor
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