FIrstly I had to reinstall an updated version of Picture Manager software that is supplied which I have done. Before this, my PC had no problem recognising the USB. Since I have reinstalled the Picture Manager Software, the PC is no longer recognising the USB driver. I have followed the instructions in the manual, using the disc and reinstalled the disc driver. The PC is still not recognising the USB. Can someone help please? Perhaps with the upgraded version of Picture Manager (version 1.8), there is also an updated version of the device driver that I also need to install?
Thanks in advance for any help you can supply!
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w7 First, please disconnect all USB devices and then perform the following steps:
Click "Start" button, type "devmgmt.msc" (without quotation marks) in the "Search" bar and press "Enter". Click "Continue" if necessary.
In Device Manager, double click to expand "Universal Serial Bus controllers", right click on the Host Controller, click "Uninstall" and click "OK".
Repeat the step 2 to uninstall all items under "Universal Serial Bus controllers".
Then, restart your computer and Windows 7 will reinstall all USB controllers automatically. for xp or earlier click start right click on computer select properties device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you could see a yellow question / exclamation mark? ! or a red X you will need to update/reinstall drivers right click to reinstall drivers if you can see your usb drive but its not working ports (com&lpt) right click update driver if this fails to fix the problem Check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red white green black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems to a computer and its parts if you need more help with this or if i have missed the problem post a reply Hope it helps.
Sony.com should have everything you need with download instructions for you individual handycam. Most cases it will automatically update your device if there is newer versions or firmware. I would bet that you can even plug your device into your computer and it will prompt you to look for updates.
Panasonic supplied software for the VDR-M70 for Windows 98 through XP on the CD. Due to changes in the OS over time, the installer can't run under Windows 7. Panasonic has not updated the drivers for Windows 7 and Microsoft indicates that it is not compatible with any version of Windows 7.
There are work-arounds depending on your version of Windows 7. If you have the 32-bit OS, try using the compatibility mode. To find out which version of Win7 that you have, click Start > Control Panel > System and Security > System. If the name of the OS ends with x64, then you have the 64-bit version of the software. Otherwise, you have the 32-bit version.
For the compatibility mode, right click on the installer on the CD (browse Computer). Choose Properties and then click on the Compatibility tab. Select Always Run this program as and an older version of Windows (XP). Apply and Save your changes. Then right click again on the installer and choose Run as Administrator.
This may not work (and won't work for the 64-bit Windows 7). If it doesn't work, you need a machine with an older version of Windows. This can be a second computer, a dual boot computer or a virtual computer (if your hardware supports virtual computing). For most options, you will need a licensed copy of the older version of Windows.
If you have Windows 7 Pro or Ultimate or upgrade to one of them, you can have a virtual version of XP for free. Download and install Virtual PC and XP mode from Microsoft in order. Then install the software for the camcorder in XP mode as if it were your only computer. (Of course this doesn't help if your hardware doesn't support the Virtual PC.) Other virtual computer programs are VMWare and Parallels.
Note: you can not directly share files or hardware between the Win7 and the virtual computer. You have to put files on an external drive (optical, flash drive or other external hardware) to share them.
You can download the still pictures which have in camera's memory card (SD Card). If u want download the video in the minidv cassette u have to use dv port which is in camera through with firewire (1394), another end in computer not usb firewire card. If u want download still picture only u can use usb. please reinstall software
The Picture Package® version 1.0.x – 1.7.x software supplied with the
camcorder is not compatible with Microsoft® Windows Vista® operating
system. Sony is offering Picture Motion Browser version 2.0.13 software
as an alternative to use with the camcorder and Windows Vista operating
here some support and topics for your model http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/model-home.pl?mdl=DCR-HC36®ion_id=1 here is for xp ... http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-list.pl?mdl=DCRHC36&SelectOS=7 read veri careful cause I sow some issues like ...drivers for sony are already included...al you need is this here program suports...or issues like vista doesnt support anymore via USB streamming ...and the conexion must be made by I Link ..( iEEE ...)and stuff like this ...so even if you do not use vista ...try to read all that **** to be prepared in case you thinkindg about upgrading OS ...and it will not be a surprize for you when you do ....or >>>> if ya already done it ...and reading makes you thing it was better with xp ..maybe youwill consider changing back ...:P anyway Good luck ! if you want the original cd ....look for picture package for sony version 1.5 I didnt located it on sony cause they replaced it with this one ...as an update ...but Im sure it must be somewhere ...and prety easy to find...
let me tell you about importing movie in PC problem. set camera unit on Player mode and select USB straming ON position in camera menu. picture-package will start imorting movie files.
2nd thing is that file size will be realy big. dont know the reason but its fact.
We confirmed the following software and drivers compatibility with Windows 95, 98, and ME.
JLIP Video Capture
JLIP Video Producer
JLIP Video Player
GV-PT2 Printer driver & Capture
GV-DT1 Printer driver & Capture
None of the above software will be compatible with Windows NT. At this time there are no drivers available to make these software programs compatible with Windows NT. There is an update available for the Picture Navigator software to work with Windows 2000 and XP in the Customer Support area of this site. (When executing the update be sure to have Picture Navigator closed).
The following versions of software and drivers will work with Windows XP.
Picture Navigator 188.8.131.52
JLIP Video Capture 3.1
JLIP Video Producer 2.0
JLIP Video Player 1.0
Card Navigator 1.0