From DVR to Computer
Question: I have a Comcast Digital Cable box with DVR and was wondering what I needed to take those shows that I recorded to my computer’s hard drive. Once that is done, I need to know what I need in order to crop the commercials out.
Answer: It should be possible, it’s just a case of how complicated it’s going to be, and what extras you will need to do it.
What outputs do you have on your DVR? and what ins on your computer?
1. Some DVRs or cable boxes have a firewire connector. If your computer has firewire, then you’ll just need a cable and editing software to see the DVR just as it would a camcorder and start capturing. FCC regulations require all cable companies to provide a Firewire-enabled Cable box:
2. If your computer has firewire, and the DVR doesn’t then you may be able to connect a digital camcorder to the firewire, and connect the DVR to your camcorder – this method is called the DV pass through method:
3. Here is another way:
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