Unfortunately not. You'd need a video capture card to get the data onto the computer... price range from 50 to hundreds of dollars... Usually around 125+ for something worthwhile.
ATI makes many models.
Other options would be to use a video transfer service.. look in the yellow pages ( a short one off transfer to CD would probably be cheaper than buying a new card) or ask your/his friends if they have a PC with a video capture card and you could bring the tape over to them.
Same problem... you'd need to transfer the film to a PC via a capture card. It doesn't matter if it's played back from a VCR or by the mini Camcorder the PC still needs some way of "seeing" the picture/movie.
There are some newer more esoteric Cameras that record directly onto disks in various computer ready formats but anything that records onto tape (mini or otherwise) will need a capture card.
Wolfe70--I recently had a local store that transfers just about every format to any other format do VHS to DVD for $25 for one DVD. It would have been a few dollars cheaper if I had chosen transfer to a CD.
You should find such stores in the Yellow Pages. Or ask local musicians.
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The Mpeg that would be taken from a VHS tape 'or' camcorder would be Mpg1. To be decent for DVD it should be Mpg2. Once again,this conversion would need to be done by way of a capture card and it's software. Mpg1 would be ok for VCD however...
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