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FIREWAIRE OR USB?

CAN I USE A FIREWIRE CABLE WITH THE VL-Z1 CAMERA OR DOES IT HAVE TO BE USB?

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This camera appears to be firewire only, according to the comparison chart on sharp's website:
http://sharp-world.com/products/viewcam/compare2003.html
They call it iLink, which is Sony's term for iEE1394, Firewire is Apple's term for it.

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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You may need what's called a 'firewire' port, which was the transfer port of choice for most DV models of the time.

My contact at the local RadioShack advised me that a DV-to-USB cable might work to allow transfers since firewire isn't really supported these days. I've not tested it myself though. The cable should cost less than $20.00... and if you're careful with the packaging, you could always return it if it proves useless.

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http://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-SBT-PCA4-Firewire-CardBus-Adapter/dp/B0007UY662/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1252477568&sr=8-7

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How make a copy my videos


Install the Software which comes with the Camcorder, if u don't have one install atleast install the drivers from the JVC website...

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You will need the VL-Z1 CD-ROM Drivers/Software to get your computer to recognize it. The software comes with your camera when you buy it. You can find a replacement by clicking the above link.

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there are mechanical problem of your camera...may be one of the motor is stuck up...check the drum motor if free wheeling..is it the common problem of that model

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Retail outlets in Canberra


the firewire cable is available at the computer shop when you buy a ee1394 card...the av cable i know is included on the camera kit when you the camera.. if not included then try to the authorized dealer of sharp..

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