OT: Another camcorder question - how to view (not capture) on computer in full screen mode?

OT: Another camcorder question - how to view (not capture) on computer in full screen mode?

Post by vi.. » Thu, 07 Jun 2007 07:13:39


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.
Vic

 
 
 

OT: Another camcorder question - how to view (not capture) on computer in full screen mode?

Post by Craig Goudi » Thu, 07 Jun 2007 09:01:14

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


Quote:
> 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.
> Vic


 
 
 

OT: Another camcorder question - how to view (not capture) on computer in full screen mode?

Post by vi.. » Thu, 07 Jun 2007 22:19:10

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


Quote:
> 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.
> > Vic- Hide quoted text -

> - Show quoted text -


 
 
 

OT: Another camcorder question - how to view (not capture) on computer in full screen mode?

Post by wind.s » Thu, 07 Jun 2007 23:42:28

Quote:

>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.
>Vic

Craig gave you some great answers, but while we are on the subject,
check out Media Player Classic. It's free, small, open source, doesn't
even require installation, plays DiVX, wma, wmf, Real, QuickTime.
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=82303 or the
download link is
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=82303&package_i...
 
 
 

OT: Another camcorder question - how to view (not capture) on computer in full screen mode?

Post by Craig Goudi » Fri, 08 Jun 2007 00:36:17

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
came
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
them
 will display full screen (not really their intended function).  With
the
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
video,
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


Quote:
> 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.
> > > Vic- Hide quoted text -

> > - Show quoted text -- Hide quoted text -

> - Show quoted text -

 
 
 

OT: Another camcorder question - how to view (not capture) on computer in full screen mode?

Post by vi.. » Fri, 08 Jun 2007 23:03:50

Craig,

It's definitely the time to capture - plus the fact that I don't need
to capture it. I wouldn't mind watching it twice - except the capture
screen is so small I don't get anything out of watching it while I'm
capturing.

This camcorder stuff is a bummer.  Definitely not plug and play.  I
did google - found the same question but no answer:)

Thanks for responding.
Vicki


Quote:
> 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
> came
> 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
> them
>  will display full screen (not really their intended function).  With
> the
> 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
> video,
> 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


> > 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.
> > > > Vic- Hide quoted text -

> > > - Show quoted text -- Hide quoted text -

> > - Show quoted text -- Hide quoted text -

> - Show quoted text -

 
 
 

OT: Another camcorder question - how to view (not capture) on computer in full screen mode?

Post by wind.s » Fri, 08 Jun 2007 23:20:57

Quote:

>Craig,

>It's definitely the time to capture - plus the fact that I don't need
>to capture it. I wouldn't mind watching it twice - except the capture
>screen is so small I don't get anything out of watching it while I'm
>capturing.

>This camcorder stuff is a bummer.  Definitely not plug and play.  I
>did google - found the same question but no answer:)

>Thanks for responding.
>Vicki

I can do what you describe with my Sony TRV330 Digital 8 and it's
prolly at least 8 years old. I payed $50 for a thing that receives
infrared and it outputs to a TV with RCA jacks. It plays back straight
to the TV.
 
 
 

OT: Another camcorder question - how to view (not capture) on computer in full screen mode?

Post by M. Gun » Sat, 09 Jun 2007 00:47:37



Quote:
> This camcorder stuff is a bummer.  Definitely not plug and play.  I
> did google - found the same question but no answer:)

Hi Vicki,
Sorry you're so bummed. I know this isn't of any help in your situation, but
this kind of stuff is exactly "plug and play"...on a Mac.
My point in mentioning it is if anyone else is trying to do something
similar and is on the fence about platform options...

Best of luck in your search for a solution.

mo

--
Team Coyote
http://www.teamcoyote.net

 
 
 

OT: Another camcorder question - how to view (not capture) on computer in full screen mode?

Post by wind.s » Sat, 09 Jun 2007 08:56:15



Quote:
>Hi Vicki,
>Sorry you're so bummed. I know this isn't of any help in your situation, but
>this kind of stuff is exactly "plug and play"...on a Mac.
>My point in mentioning it is if anyone else is trying to do something
>similar and is on the fence about platform options...

>Best of luck in your search for a solution.

>mo

Speaking of which, I wonder if QuickTime can do this. QT is awfully
sweet, who can say?
 
 
 

OT: Another camcorder question - how to view (not capture) on computer in full screen mode?

Post by wind.s » Sat, 09 Jun 2007 10:40:29



Quote:
>With QTPro you get the ability to play thru and record video/audio at the
>size selected in your preferences, MPEG-4, H264 or Device Native. Pretty
>sure it's not available with the free QT player.

>mo

Cool! QTPro is one of the best $30 I've spent.
 
 
 

OT: Another camcorder question - how to view (not capture) on computer in full screen mode?

Post by vi.. » Sun, 10 Jun 2007 23:00:59

Thanks "windshadow"  this worked on the laptop.  I installed the
camcorder driver - then the media player classic.  MPC allows you to
select from devices - exactly what I needed.  I didn't get sound on
the laptop - although I did on the home computer - but that's not the
point - although I do like that windy sound in the background.

Still unsure of the forecast for the weekend.  Looks like we have an
eddy at home - so it's a drive to Isabella or Lopez.

Thanks.
Vicki

Quote:

> >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.
> >Vic

> Craig gave you some great answers, but while we are on the subject,
> check out Media Player Classic. It's free, small, open source, doesn't
> even require installation, plays DiVX, wma, wmf, Real, QuickTime.http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=82303or the
> download link ishttp://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=82303&package_i... Hide quoted text -

> - Show quoted text -

b
 
 
 

OT: Another camcorder question - how to view (not capture) on computer in full screen mode?

Post by wind.s » Sun, 10 Jun 2007 23:41:30

Quote:

>Thanks "windshadow"  this worked on the laptop.  I installed the
>camcorder driver - then the media player classic.  MPC allows you to
>select from devices - exactly what I needed.  I didn't get sound on
>the laptop - although I did on the home computer - but that's not the
>point - although I do like that windy sound in the background.

>Still unsure of the forecast for the weekend.  Looks like we have an
>eddy at home - so it's a drive to Isabella or Lopez.

>Thanks.
>Vicki

COOL! My laptop is a bit slow and while I love WinAMP, I made MPC the
default audio player since it opens so quickly.