Recording a movie to a DV camera
The DV Camera saving option lets you record the movie you create to a tape in a DV camera through Windows Movie Maker. This lets you or others watch the final movie on a DV camera or on TV when you connect the camera to a TV. When you choose this option, the movie is recorded to the tape in your DV camera, so it appears on the tape with existing video you might have recorded back to tape or recorded with your DV camera.
To record your movie to tape, your DV camera needs to be in the playback mode (often labeled VCR or VTR on your camera).
If you click the DV Camera saving option, the Save Movie Wizard proceeds as follows.
- If you have more than one DV device connected to your computer and powered on, select the DV device on the DV Camera page that contains the tape that you want to record your movie to. For more information about choosing a DV device, see Choosing a DV device.
- Set your camera to playback mode, and then rewind or fast-forward the tape to the point where you want your movie to be recorded. For more information about cuing your tape, see Cuing your tape.
- Wait for your movie to be created and then recorded to tape. For more information about recording a movie to tape, see Recording to tape.
- Complete the Save Movie Wizard. For more information, see Completing the Save Movie Wizard when recording to tape.
- In addition to recording a movie to tape in a DV camera, you can also record movies to a tape in a Sony Digital8 Handycam or Hi8 Handycam cameras.