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Sony HVR-A1U Camcorder

Ola Charcois,

Merci. I don't have the Install Disc; I looked for the drivers on the Sony Web Site, but have not been able to do so. I installed the drivers for my Digital Camera, but obviously, those do not work. Can you possibly direct me to where I can find the necessary drivers?

Muchas Gracias,
Bobby G.

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    I used to be able to simply plug my camera into the IEEE1394 port and have it recognized by my editing program (Adobe Premiere CS3). After an absence of a month I find that when I try to capture, I get 'Device not connected'. I have checked the cables and everything is fine. The Device Manager (I use XP) tells me that there is a driver missing for the 'HDV VCR', but I can't work out where to get it. No CD came with the camera. At the moment I'm stumped!


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Damn its hard to find your driver man, i hope you can still see your cd driver from your camcorder. hope that helps!

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