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Importing camcorder videos from tape to pc

I have now managed to connect the camcorder to the PC but am unable to download direct from the tape. It only wants to download from the memory card.

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What cable are you using to connect your camcorder to the pc? and did you try to look at the manual for that situation. see also the settings from your camcorder before you connect it and look for the memory storage use or tape usage so that the appearance on the computer will be tape and not the memory card. can you pls give me some specific problems and details so that its not hard for us to solve your problem.

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1.Cables like usb or firewire
2. installer cd camed from your camcorder
3. uploading software such as ulead movie director or movie maker, Windows moviemaker, Nero movie maker etc.. or whatever software you have.
4. Edit and save

the following steps are needed to transfer your videos to your computer.
tell me what you have.

CHARCOIS

Posted on Oct 17, 2008

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  1. Connect the other end of the i.LINK cable to the computer.
NOTE: The computer i.LINK ports and capture cards may have either 4-pin or 6-pin connections. Sony digital camcorders use i.LINK ports with 4 pins. If your computer only has a 6-pin i.LINK port, then it will be necessary to use a 4-pin to 6-pin i.LINK cable.
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