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First of all, your desktop or notebook needs to be equipped with a IEEE1394 input (also called FireWire on Apple devices and i.Link on Sony machines). If your computer does not have one, you can install an IEEE1394 card or use an analog-to-digital converter on the USB port to transfer.
One way or another, when the camera is connected to the PC, the contents of the tape will be recognized automatically. It is also necessary to use some multimedia editing software to open the recorded video and be able to save it on the machine.
Files recorded on Mini DV tape have the MPEG2 format. This extension is compatible with almost any multimedia player and there shouldn’t be much of a problem with that. VLC, for example, easily reads this format.
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