Vid cam to VCR tape

Submitted: Monday, Aug 18, 2003 at 13:27
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A little bit out there, still connected to 4 W driving in a distant fashion, I have been videoing 4wd events for a while now and want to transfer the vid cam tapes onto normal video tapes, I have two vcr players and also the adapter kit to play the vid tapes in the vcr player, how do I connect the wires from one VCR player to the next to record on the VCR tape? All very confusing I've tried several cominations without success. Thanks up front for any help.Keep the shiny side up
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Reply By: Member - GPA (WA) - Monday, Aug 18, 2003 at 13:39

Monday, Aug 18, 2003 at 13:39
Martyn,

You should be able to take the Line OUT from your Camcorder into the Line IN for VCR #1 (red/wht = Left/Right audio, and yellow video) - you will need to set the VCR recording 'source' to Line IN or something similar (it will be labelled). If you want to record the same thing on both VCRs at the same time, take the Line OUT of VCR #1 and put into the Line IN on VCR#2 (again setting the recording source to Line IN).

It's basically the same thing if you want to tape VCR#1 -> VCR#2 (ie Line OUT --> Line IN)

Yellow -> Yellow
Red -> Red
Wht -> Wht
(if you only have mono VCRs, use only one of the Red OR Wht).
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Follow Up By: Martyn (WA) - Monday, Aug 18, 2003 at 14:37

Monday, Aug 18, 2003 at 14:37
GPA,
Where do I set the recording source to "line In" is this within the menu on the VCR, this is the bit I haven't done. Keep the shiny side up
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Follow Up By: Hardy - Monday, Aug 18, 2003 at 15:48

Monday, Aug 18, 2003 at 15:48
Martyn.

Line in is usually selected with the channel selector. Probably the channel before channel zero.
Hardy
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Follow Up By: Member - GPA (WA) - Monday, Aug 18, 2003 at 16:32

Monday, Aug 18, 2003 at 16:32
Martyn,

On my sony VCR it is a small slider switch on the front panel - I can select a (tuner) channel, or one of the line(in) inputs 1 or 2.

Alternatively, I can select the source from the on-screen display - so instead of selecting say Channel 7, I select Line(in)1.

You may find that you get a blue or grey screen (no signal) until you press PLAY on the Camcorder, as there will be no signal intially.

If in doubt - write down your current switch settings (so you can put things back when your done) and have a play, you really can hurt anything...

good luck.
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Reply By: Martyn (WA) - Monday, Aug 18, 2003 at 20:16

Monday, Aug 18, 2003 at 20:16
Thanks for the replies, I'm now at home and tried what you said, it works, Thanks very much.Keep the shiny side up
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Follow Up By: Williewags- Monday, Aug 18, 2003 at 21:28

Monday, Aug 18, 2003 at 21:28
Easier than fixing the Rover???

Cheers,

Willie
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Always going somewhere
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Follow Up By: Martyn (WA) - Monday, Aug 18, 2003 at 21:46

Monday, Aug 18, 2003 at 21:46
Willie,
Good one, you're not wrong and cheaper too! LOLKeep the shiny side up
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