This camcorder stuff is a bummer. Definitely not plug and play. I
did google - found the same question but no answer:)
Thanks for responding.
> Nope you're not wrong. Using the laptop as your display screen
> real time direct from the camcorder. Hmmmmmm. What software
> are you using now to do that? It's probably a driver and DLL that
> with the camcorder that would typically be used for editing, yes?
> Have you tried right clicking (once) inside the window where the
> video is playing? There might be some options in there about size.
> I have several editing software packages that do this, but none of
> will display full screen (not really their intended function). With
> appropriate drivers, Arcsoft SHowbiz, Nero, WINDVD Creator, ULEAD,
> ROXIO, Vegas Video, Adobe Premire, Liquid..............., will all
> display a small screen and control your Camcorder directly.
> SInce these video editors can do it, there must be some software
> out there that can just display, in full screen, but I don't know
> what that might be, maybe try a quick Google, and use your camcorder
> model as part of the reference, because you'll need a driver for your
> model resident on your laptop.
> Your camcorder should output either composite video (analog),
> or via USB. USB makes your cammcorder look more like a disk
> (or maybe a tape) drive, than like a camcorder.
> It might just be easier to walk into Walmart, and buy a $50 DC
> portable color TV, and use the composite out from your camcorder.
> A composite video input on a laptop would be unusual.
> Or, you could capture. Is your aversion to capture, the time
> it takes to convert? If so, just convert a small segment of the
> some part that shows stance, or foot placement, or knee bend.
> Sorry about the confusion, and I wish I had a better answer for you.
> > Craig, I thought windows media player could just be used to view after
> > I capture the video and turn it into a .wmv, .avi or whatever. I
> > don't want to capture. I want to use the laptop as a tv basically.
> > Where I plug the camcorder in and view the video - check my stance,
> > foot placement, knee bend.
> > Am I wrong - can I use windows media player to view straight from the
> > camcorder?
> > Thanks.
> > Vicki
> > > Hi Vic,
> > > It sorta depends on what you are using to play the video file.
> > > For example, if you're using Windows media player, you can go to
> > > "view" then "video size" then "fit video to player on resize" then
> > > click
> > > the 200% radio button, or you could just double click the blue bar at
> > > the top of WMP.
> > > If you're using Nero, or InterVideo WinDVD, you can just double
> > > click (that's a left double click) the top bar.
> > > To get back, just use the escape key or double click the bar again.
> > > That should blow the screan up. If you have a tiny little video
> > > in a big black screen, try the "view" tab (usually upper right on the
> > > utility) somewhere in there will be a fit to player button.
> > > You might want to look at your camcorder settings though, and go
> > > for the highest resolution you can get. 640X480 at least.
> > > Does this answer your question?
> > > -Craig
> > > > Hi folks,
> > > > We will have the camcorder and laptop with us on our next windsurfing
> > > > trip. I'd like to record footage and review it in the evening.
> > > > I've learned to capture the video on the computer. But I won't want
> > > > to capture this - just view it the same way I would on the tv. When
> > > > capturing the video - it always shows up on a very tiny frame. I'd
> > > > like full screen for review.
> > > > Not sure it matters - but the camcorder is a Sony DCR-TRV250. Right
> > > > now I'm using a USB2 cable to connect and import.
> > > > Thanks.
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