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Sony handycam dcr-hc53

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I've been following all the instructions and yet no luck. I'm trying to connect the camera to my laptop. I only have the cables that sony gives with the camera and I assume they're the right ones. It's a mini dv tape that my videos are on, but i'm also supposed to be able to do usb streaming but it's not working. When i connect the camera and turn the usb streaming on, with it plugged into the computer the computer makes the noise of a usb device connecting, and tells me new hardware is found etc.. but when i go to say 'my computer' and look for it there it's not there.. and the software that i received with the camera doesn't recognise the camera as being connected or anything.. and i don't know what to do or how to get my videos onto my computer for editing.

Please help!!!

Thank you!
I have the same problem but am not sure which i-link cable I need, a 4pin to 4 pin or a 4pin to 6 pin for the DVR HC53E.

Advice would be gratefully received.

Thanks a lot.
Tracey

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  • shiverhawk79 Jan 04, 2009

    i'm having the same problem as tracey

  • NICSTEV Jan 10, 2009

    i HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM, DID YOU GET A FIX FOR THIS?

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    i have same problem, i've tried 4-4pin 4-6pin usb, both xp and vista and still can't get to upload footage. i think there's a problem. grrr

  • roma_chavo Mar 20, 2009

    same problem
    any advice?

  • johncroxall Mar 21, 2009

    will not connect to pc running win xp ,
    inport from handycam software comes up with a warning triangle and
    says can not find handycam tape check link had it in every usb port ?
    no luck



    john

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SOURCE: sony handycam dcr-hc53

I think you are using Windows Vista and facing problem to connect Sony DCR-HC53
Download Update for Picture Motion Browser software at Sony Support.
You need iLINK cable to transfer movie data in to computer. iLINK cable is shown in below picture.
You can have more info HERE about iLINK connectivity if you are running Windows XP in your laptop.


daa0ca6.jpg

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

welcomejee
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SOURCE: I have a Sony Handycam DCR-TRV22E Mini DV Digital camera and cannot get my PC to recognise it.

Hello,
Go to camera menu and enable USB Stream, problem will be solved and PC will recognise your camera.

Posted on Jun 21, 2008

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SOURCE: sony handycam dcr-trv19 mini dv

Because of the fact that Microsoft thinks they're so smart and released Windows Vista as their newest piece of ****, this camera will not work with Vista. The drivers for Windows Vista are non-existent. I went to the site for Sony and could only find XP drivers and 98 and 2000. They do not make them for Vista. And of course Vista should have most common drivers preinstalled, yet they don't have this one. I haven't found a way around it yet. I tried to get the drivers for Windows XP and install them. No good! It cannot be used on "this current operating system." Good luck. Hope somebody else finds an answer.

Posted on Dec 25, 2008

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SOURCE: where to download software for my sony handycam DCR-HC22E Mini DV

you can download the applicable softwares from the following link

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-list.pl?mdl=DCRHC21

select the operating system from the dropdownlist below and if it is XP you have then select XP instead of XP SP2

cheers

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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SOURCE: where is the usb port on the sony digital 8 steady

Look on the front of the handycam. there is is a flap that will open, exposing the slots. Its right on the front...but sometimes hard to see. Its by the light and microphone. Hope that helps.

Posted on Dec 21, 2009

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