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Connecting to computer & importing images from HD of DCR SR 42

I am connecting the chords/usb/power with the hanycam & computer.In LCD screen of the Handycam it shows CONNECTING.......But not connecting for hours.Upon clicking HDD HANDYCAM UTILITY in computer it shows NO HANDYCAM IS CONNECTED.I have 100s of photos & VDOs in it.But i am not able to transfer those.Please help

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  • labecs Dec 16, 2008

    I connect my camcorder and all I get is 'connecting...' forever. I am running Vista Home Premium 64... Maybe I don't have the right software installed?

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Mine does the same thing.After it says "connecting" on the LCD of the camcorder, there is nothing to actually do on the camcorder. With the Sony SR42 software installed (supposed to come with the camcorder on purchase-but maybe you can also find it for free online), the software called Sony Picture Utility (which is part of the big packge of software) opens up automatically and offers to either burn your photos/videos to directly to a compact disc, or to import them onto the computer's harddrive.
That's how it happens for me.I'm not-tech savy or anything. Hope this helps.

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