Question about Sony Handycam DCR-TRV19 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

Sony Handycam USB Bug

I have had a Sony Handycam for about two years now. The usb and importing software worked fine for a while. I moved to Korea in September, however, and have since that time been able to transfer any video from the camera to the computer. When I try and stream it I get audio, but either no video, or a screen that has no reconginzable picture - just big, random colored blocks. I don't have my software discs with me so i can't reinstall the software and try that. Any suggestions?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 883 Answers
Re: Sony Handycam USB Bug

Try finding the free-ware at: or at

Posted on May 27, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Video capture software for sony DCR TRV340E handycam

Dear, how can I import my videos from Sony DCR-TRV340E to MacBook (OS X, Snow Leopard) via USB? (MacBook has no FireWire port) !!! Thank you in advance for your answer. Petar

Sep 15, 2010 | Sony Handycam DCR-TRV340E Digital...

1 Answer

I can't copy from sony handycam mini DV to my computer. it is like the usb cable is not registering as an import option, even though i did the hardware installation

Check the connections. The plugs should be fully inserted in the handycam or its stand. If you are using the stand, then the camera should fit properly on it and the USB streaming switch should be at ON position.

If these are OK, then check the USB cable.

Probably you are aware that you have to use a USB 2.0 port in the PC. If your PC is old and has lower USB ports, then the picture will freeze many times and the import will not be of acceptable quality.

Oct 14, 2009 | Sony Handycam DCR-HC42 Mini DV Digital...

1 Answer

ImageMixer software "could not find Handycam." DCR-SR40

After camera is on dock and usb is plugged in, turn on the camera. You can open the door to see the status of the connection as an option. This should do it. If the camera is off, nothing will happen when you run the imagemixer software

Jan 16, 2009 | Sony Handycam DCR-SR40 Camcorder

2 Answers

Import videos from handycam to computer

I have a sony mini dv handycam and I want to know how I transfer the video caputure from this handycam to the Computer, Please help
e-mail -

Oct 04, 2008 | Video Cameras

3 Answers

Import videos from handycam to computer

i am unable to import videos from my mini dv digital handycam to my laptop with vista as operating a i-link cable required or usb cable will do? i have the picture motion software and import from handycam software dowloaded through net. can u help me out???

Jul 20, 2008 | Sony Handycam DCR-HC36 Mini DV Digital...

1 Answer

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD201

If you look on Pg 96 of the owners manual, Sony only provides you with a storage device driver not an imaging device driver. Using your camcorder as an imaging device is software dependent only on particular software programs. Since Sony only talks about the software that comes with the camcorder, that is the only one Sony will support.

If you are using another vendors software, you can check with them to see if it will work as an imaging device.

The only other option you have is to get a hold of a video capture card and play it back into the computer that way using the av cables. The video capture card will be the imaging device.

Some programs such as Pinnacle Studio will allow you to import the DVD directly into the hard drive as a storage device.

It is designed to work as an external storage device, which it is and Windows can't change that.

Jun 21, 2008 | Sony Handycam DCR-DVD101 DVD Camcorder

2 Answers

Problem with importing videos from sony handycam to computer. Can someone help?

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.

May 27, 2008 | Sony DCR-HC19E Mini DV Digital Camcorder

8 Answers

USB driver for sony handycam

I need USB driver for sony handycam
Lost my CD software that comes with it.

Feb 21, 2008 | Sony Handycam DCR-HC21 Mini DV Digital...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony Handycam DCR-TRV19 Mini DV Digital Camcorder Logo

82 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Video Cameras Experts

Larry Stiles
Larry Stiles

Level 2 Expert

286 Answers


Level 3 Expert

94198 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Sony Video Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides