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Camcorder connection to pc computer

I want to view video recorded on to my camcorder from my pc. after connecting the two using a usb cable, a dialogue box pops up that a new hardware has been found for the installation wizard. this requires connection to internet. the picture package software was installed earlier. on closing the dialogue box another message pops up, that 'your hardware was not properly installed therefore it can not work properly'. I misplaced my CD-Rom that came with the camcorder. my usb port identifies flah disks. what do i do?

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  • Anonymous Jun 02, 2008

    I HAD TE SAME PROBLEM BUT NOT PLAYING ANY VIDEOS ON MY COMP,ASKING FOR SOFWARE TO INSTALL I HAD APPROACHED DEALER ALSO BUT HE SAYS U HAVE TO INSTALL VIDEO SOFTWARE

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Sir,
i want to connect sony video camera model no. DCR-TRV285Eto my pc and download the video in my pc. please help.

Posted on Oct 28, 2008

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You can installl "Windows Movie maker" this software imports videos from camera connected through USB cable provided with ur cam. if asks for sony USB driver search it on Internet or ask 'sony dealer'.
this software is very easy to use and access the camera easily in compare to DV interface of sony... u'l have to compromise on quality.

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Posted on Jan 21, 2008

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You can install picture package software which comes any ofusual sony cybershot digi cam. I think that might work..try that and revert back to me.

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Si puedo utilizar su camara por eso. pero, la directiones estan en engles.


Primero es para S- Video

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How to use a Sony® camcorder as a Web cam with a composite video or S-video connection.
Solution
sp.gif sp.gif IMPORTANT: The computer must have a composite Video or S-Video input jack [FIG. 1]and compatible webcam software installed. Some computers may require a video capture card and/or sound board.
NOTE: This procedure cannot be performed when using the battery of the camcorder as a power source. If the camcorder is turned on, but not recording or playing a tape, it will automatically turn off after 5 minutes to conserve battery power. In addition, please be advised that this procedure may not work for all Sony camcorder models even when using the AC power adapter. Some models have an automatic demonstration mode that will activate after 5 minutes if the camera is turned on but not recording or playing a tape.
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  3. Connect the other end of the composite video cable or S-Video cable to the VIDEO IN or S-VIDEO IN jack on the computer.
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[[Direct Accessories and Parts Center, DAPC]] How to use a Sony® camcorder as a webcam using USB Streaming. Solution
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Details Print Friendly Version Issue: How do I transfer video tape recordings to a computer via Firewire?
Solution: Transferring video recordings to a computer ZR80, ZR85, and ZR90

Transferring Video Recordings to a Computer You can transfer recordings to a computer using the IEEE1394 (DV) terminal. With the ZR85 and ZR90 transferring video recordings via USB is not possible.
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  2. Set the camcorder to playbackicon.gif mode.
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    Note: Because procedures for digital editing software applications vary greatly, Canon cannot offer any additional support or suggestions regarding downloading and editing your video. Please refer to the software publisher or your computer manufacturer (if the software came with your computer) for assistance in using the software.
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  • Operation may not work correctly depending on the software and the specifications/settings of your computer.
  • If the computer freezes while you have connected the camcorder, disconnect and reconnect the DV cable. If the problem persists, disconnect the interface cable, turn off camcorder and computer, turn camcorder and computer back on and reconnect them.
  • Before connecting the camcorder to the computer using a DV cable, make sure that camcorder and computer are not connected with a USB cable, and that no other 1394 device is connected to the computer.
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  • We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source while it is connected to the computer.
  • Refer also to the instruction manual of the computer.
  • The programs ZoomBrowser EX and Image Browser included with the supplied CD-ROM are intended for use only with images recorded on the memory card.
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