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The camera when connected to the desktop is recognised by windowsxp and the camera is also able to activate software on the PC. However, on selecting "create vcd" command on camera LCD panel, there is a message inser blank CD, though there is a CD in the drive. The drive is of LG

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I am also having the same proble. Actually, the picture package software does not recognize all the CD drives. The list of compatible drives is available at Confirm whether the model of your CD drive is lsted there.

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First of all create a image on pc of what you want to record edit it then record

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Hi Poohammn,

Please follow the below instructions :-

Download the file USB Drven from the below link and then install it.

This will extract, and create a folder on the computer desktop named Sony-usb , or anything as per your choice

Open this folder , and open the setup icon.
Complete the install and now the USB driver will copy to the computer.

After the installation you would have to restart the computer and it would work fine.

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I have a sony handycam dcr hc36 and I also possess ppackage cd and which has been installed in my hp laptop -window vista when I am connecting my camera to laptop for streaming, there is no response,...

Connect your camera to your PC by means of FireWire cable,that is the solution.

-Stable,trouble free data transfer during video capture.
-Video transferred at its maximum resolution 720*576 pixels or something like that compared to 340*240 via USB transfer.
-100% supported by any video editing program,even the simplest Window Movie Maker.In other words,forget Sony's software - use something else that wouldn't run you.

Of course,those Firewire cable&card might be not very globally available like USB device.But still easy to find and relatively cheap to buy anyway.

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Please suggest streaming softwares which can help me!

If you have windows XP/Vista/Win 7 you have it now, that software always within these versions, no need to use any other.

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Sony DCR-HC36 is NTSC camcorder and DCR-HC36E would be PAL camcorder.
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I am wrting in regards to my Sony Handycam DCR-HC36. I am having problems with the Picture Package software when I try to load my video. When I try to transfer my videos (from my Handycam) to my Pesonal Computer, the picture package(software) menu does not appear on my PC(The picture package software is already installed).

Everytime I try to click on the Picture Package Icon on my desktop, there is a pop-up that says I "must install Macromedia Flash Player for Application to continue".

I went ahead and installed the Adobe (Macromedia) Flash Player and it still doesn't work when I try to click on the Picture Package Icon. The pop-up still comes up. I also, re-installed some of the requirements for the for the camera to work such as Direct X and Windows Media Player.

I also enabled my Javascript(active Script).

The problem is most likely within my PC(maybe I'm missing another type of software???), what do you think are my options in resolving this matter?

Please help me out


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convert my video images to "PICTURE PACKAGE software" this is for still photos. If you want video you need a firewire cable and a fire card for your PC. WinDV is free program that will help as will the info in the link. John

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