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I have a samsung SC D 382 minidv camcorder and want to transfer the video to my pc.I tried by connecting it with the firewire to my laptop but it is not getting detected also when i connected with a cord with dv to usb cable i got the error "unknown device".Please help me.If there is some drivers please send it to me @

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  • Snive Nov 06, 2008

    I have tried connecting my D382 to my computer and I get the message "USB device not recognized" and it says no drivers are installed for this device. My computer is Windows XP OS.

  • jmfancy Jan 06, 2009

    I have the same problem. Windows XP says the camcorder is "unknown device". I have not been able to locate a driver for the camcorder. Very fustrating.

  • happyadrian Jan 21, 2009

    I don't get anything picked up when I use a firewire cable. Haven't tried firewire to usb though...

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    No response from firewire.

  • soyuno1 Feb 18, 2009

    My sc d382 is not detected by Pc



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I have a Samsung SC-D372 and a SC-D370. I was unable to transfer any video to my PC, I tried everything, even send one of my cameras to Samsung technical service, searched the web for a solutions. Then I read this post and go for the 6 pin firewire cable, even a card! But, what a nice surprise, I also bought a 4 to 4 pin firewire, to replace one that is lost, for a external HDD, then I connect the SC-D372 to the computer and that's it! I Think it works this time because I just updated my pc to windows XP SP3 and the new cable is not a cheap one... so, I hope this can help you guys., bye.

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I had installed the drivers for my sc d364 on my PC, the camcorder broke down and then bought a sc d 382, when I connected it to the PC some drivers or files were automatically installed. After that I did not have any problem. I suppose that some drivers and codecs of the sc d 364 are necesary. I hope it can help you.

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I have figured out a way around this problem.

So, using a 4-pin to 4-pin (aka 1394) firewire cable doesn't work for some odd reason. I have tried connecting the video recorder to multiple notebook pcs with a 4-pin firewire port.

However, using a 4-pin from the camera to normal firewire end (think Ipods) works.,4C%20IEEE%201394%20FIREWIRE%20CABLES%2010%20firewire%20cable-M,M.jpg I tried this on a macbook since my dell doesn't have this other type of firewire port.

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