Question about Sony Handycam DCR-SR42 Camcorder
How can I use a Sony Handycam DCR-SR30E as a webcam? I want to use it to make stop motion animations.
I moved every moveable object on the handycam to no avail and then I wiped the screen to clean it and got the menu. It is a touch screen cam. Thanks antway.Ian
Posted on Feb 16, 2008
you only need to find which one is your model.
hope it works
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Posted on May 29, 2009
Try to use a cotton swap to 1st clean the recording lens or blow gently on it. Place an empty disc in, format the disc, record a little scene. Turn off camcorder. Place the error disc in the camcorder, turn on the camcorder all the way to play/edit. If this doesn't work turn it to record and try to record. Worked for some of my error disc
Posted on Jun 28, 2009
If you want to use the USB cable to connect the Camcorder to the Computer to transfer the video to the Computer then:
(Applicable for Vista Operating System Only.)
This Camcorder does not support USB streaming with the VISTA Operating System. Use an i.LINK cable to transfer the video to the Computer. The i.LINK port is also called IEEE 1394 or Firewire port. (An i.LINK is a black D shaped connector with 4 or 6 pins. The type of cable to be used will depend on the i.LINK port of your Computer. The Sony Camcorder will have the 4 pin i.LINK cable and if the computer has the 6 pin i.LINK port, then you may have to use the 4 pin to 6 pin i.LINK Cable).
You can use any video capturing software like Windows Movie Maker to transfer the video from the Camcorder to the Computer.
Refer this Link for the instruction to transfer the video to the Computer using i.LINK cable.
NOTE: As the Camcorder does not support USB streaming with Vista, it is not required to use any Sony Device Driver to transfer the video to the Computer. You do not require any Drivers or Software from Sony to transfer the video from the Camcorder to the Computer using the i.LINK/Firewire interface.
(Applicable for Windows XP Operating System only):
If you are using a Windows XP Operating System then you have to install the USB Streaming Driver in the Computer from the supplied Software disk with the Computer.
Check this Link for the instruction to transfer video to a Computer using USB Streaming.
If you do not have the supplied Software disk then I suggest that you use the i.LINK cable to transfer the video.
Or you can purchase the software disk from this link:
NOTE: Since the original supplied software is not available for free download now.
Posted on Oct 01, 2009
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