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How to capture video from DV, convert DV video to AVI/MP4/MP4/FLV?

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I have a Sony DV camcorder and I like recording videos very much. I am often frustrated that there are so few devices that support the videos I record with my DV. Recently, I came across a software tool that helped me out. It not only allows me to capture videos from my DV, but also can help me convert the captured videos to a lot of common video formats such as AVI, MP4, WMV, 3GP, FLV.

Here, I'd like to show you how to convert video captured from DV camcorder to standard video so as to play the video on PC, TV, mobile players such as iPod, iPhone, Zune, PSP and even upload the video to share online (YouTube).

The software you will need is:

Clone2Go DVD Ripper, with which you can
    Rip DVD to video/audio,
    Convert video to video/audio (AVI, WMV, ASF, 3GP, RM, RMVB, FLV, MKV, AVS, etc),
    Download YouTube/Google videos,
    Capture video from DV camcorder.

Let's take a look at how it performs:

Step 1. Download the latest version of Clone2Go DVD Ripper ( free download ). Install and run it.

Step 2. Click the "File" menu item. In the drop-down list, click "Capture Video from DV..." to start capturing videos from your DV.

capture video from DV, convert DV video to FLV, MP4

Note: Make sure your DV camcorder is connected to your PC. Otherwise, there will be a pop-up dialog of "DV camcorder not connected". Besides, you need to check that your DV camcorder is powered on and set to VCR mode. An IEEE 1394 Firewire Card is required to connect your DV camcorder with your PC to capture video.

Step 3. In the pop-up dialog of "Capture Video From DV", you can preview the video and trim the video (click the "Start Capture" and "Stop Capture" buttons). Click "OK" and video will be captured.

capture video from DV, convert DV video to FLV, MP4

Step 4. Back to Clone2Go DVD Ripper, you will find the video you captured just now. From the "Profile" drop-down list, choose the most appropriate output format you need. For example, if you want to convert the video captured from DV to MP4 format, you can navigate the "MP4 Video" category to choose an format.Note: You can also customize a specific profile to meet your needs. Click here to learn more.

capture video from DV, convert DV video to FLV, MP4

Step 5. Click "Start Encode" to start to convert the video captured from your DV camcorder to AVI, MP4, MP4, FLV, etc.

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