Although not quite as simple as setting up for DV capture, connecting for analog capture is pretty easy if you can follow color codes and fit square pegs into square holes (metaphorically speaking, of course). Before setting up for analog capture, quickly review the section “Preparing Your Hard Disks” in Chapter 1.
Plug in your analog camcorder to AC power. (Battery power should work, but it doesn't always with some cameras.)
Make sure the camcorder is in VCR, VTR, or Play mode.
Connect your video cables to the camera by doing one of the following (Figure 5.1):