Question about Sony Handycam DCR-TRV19 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
My Sony DCR-TRV19 doesn't respond at all when the cassette 'door' is opened. It simply continues to operate in the mode ("VCR" or "Camera") that it's in. I've tried every combination of powering the camera on/off in an attempt to "reset" it somehow, yet I always get the same result. It acts as though it's "brain" isn't being told that the door is opened. What mechanism does the door actuate to inform the camera to eject the cassette. Prior to this happening I did have a problem getting it to record/play properly: it asked for a cleaning cassette too. Currently, the camera records and plays back (although sometimes with 5 horizontal gray bars across the screen). Any advice?
I downloaded an installer from sony's webiste today. It loaded without issue and I used windows movie maker to capture my video
Posted on May 25, 2008
DCR TRV140E is a Digital8 camera
CCD TRV87E is a Hi8 camera,
(Hi8 is an analog format)
the tapes are the same size, wont help, the recording systems are not compatible
send them to a lab service ?maybe if there are only a few
or ebay a Hi8 camera and transcode them yourself
its not a solution, at least it clarifies the problem
Posted on Oct 23, 2008
Unfortunately, the DCR-TRV19 is only compatible with windows - see the list of compatible versions at this address:
The only compatibility it has with Macs (and it doesn't always work) is to view still images via USB cable. In order to do this, you must manually install the required drivers from the software CD on your Mac. See the user's manual for instructions on how to do this:
The reason the video playback is not compatible with Macs is that you have to use an iLink cable, which is Sony's version of an IEEE 1394 ("Firewire") cable, and the iLink is only compatible with PCs (since that's what Sony makes).
If you want to get content from the tape in your camera onto a Mac, you must either:
1) Load it onto a PC, save it to a portable memory device, and transfer it, or...
2) Connect a MiniDV deck to your Mac, take the tape out of your camera, and put in the deck (like a VCR).
I'm sorry I can't give you better news - please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.
Posted on Dec 17, 2008
The Windows 7 Operating System is not compatible with the USB Streaming feature of the Camcorder.
You can transfer the videos to the Windows 7 Computer using an i.LINK (Firewire) Cable.
You can use the Windows Movie Maker Software to transfer the videos from the Camcorder.
Please follow the steps mentioned in the below link to transfer the videos from the Camcorder to the Computer
Posted on Mar 21, 2010
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