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Sony vx 21oo video camera

Firewire is not working

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  • Woolybda Feb 23, 2009

    My DV to firewire output doesnt work. My S- video and rca plugs work fine. Is there a hard reset to factory or a way to replace or repair this output

  • oliverdark Mar 13, 2009

    firewire output does not work anymore.

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Alot of PC's nowadays come with a firewire input, However, that doesn't mean you will be able to input video from your PC. You need to ensure you have video editing software installed on your PCs that will give you the drivers you need to capture video.

If you do have the right drivers and software then you may want to make sure you turn your camera to VCR/Play Edit mode.

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I need to free download from a digital video camera (sony dcr trv265e) to a laptop. i have lost all drivers and softwares. i manage to find the usb driver but i cannot transfer the video to my laptop.Is...


This type of camera downloads video to computer with a Firewire (Sony call this i.Link) connection. Some mini-DV and D8 cameras have a USB connection which is used for stills ONLY.

You don't say what OS your laptop runs. Most PCs have a USB port, but no Firewire port. Macs often have a Firewire port but may not have USB.

There is a Sony tutorial page for downloading video to computer at THIS LINK You will need to select the operating system, then Digital8 as the camera type, then select the type of connection. As you will see, the USB option warns that it won't work with many cameras, and you are strongly recommended to use i.Link (which everyone else calls Firewire).

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We have Handycam HDR-HC3. Our old PC worked well importing videos, but eventually died, and we upgraded, but didn't check new pc didn't have Firewire. We have a spare Vista PC which has Firewire socket,...


http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/260169-Sony-HDR-HC3-driver-issue

I searched under HDR-HC3 firewire driver and got the above link.

It says the following:

Hi..

The problem was a missing MSDV.SYS file.

Thanks
D.
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Actually, on the Sony site it says that no additional drivers are required to connect the camera in Windows XP, Vista, or 7.

But, the user of this camera and firewire noted that he was having trouble convincing windows of this.
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Another link that talks about the firewire problem follows:

http://www.avforums.com/forums/camcorders-video-editing/480748-cant-copy-video-pc-sony-hdr-hc3.html
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You can find more links by searching under 'HDR-HC3 firewire driver' or related searches to find the solution to your problem.

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