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Connecting sony dcr-ip5e to HP pavillion vista

Hello,

I have a new laptop hp pavilion dv4-1038tx which is operating on vista and does not have ilink port or card bus slot to put a firewire card.

I have a firewire cardbus which i use to connect my sony dcr-ip5e to my old laptop which used windows 2000nt. Unfortunately i no longer have this old laptop now.

I would like to know how i can connect to download data from my sony dcr-ip5e on my new laptop which dont have the connection port. I tried with ilink to usb2 cable but my computer doesnt recognize the camcorder

Pls help to point me the right hardware or driver or solution which can solve this problem. Thanks

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Jojo

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SOURCE: Camcorder Sony DCR-HC19E not connecting with USB

hi I have the exact same camera,
i had problems connecting it with the firewire connection but not any of the other connections on the camera. I found that it was down to one of the pins on the DV/Ilink connection, one of them had been bent back. i just used a pin to bend it back into shape and it works again

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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SOURCE: drivers!

I THINK SONY WILL LET YOU DOWNLOAD DRIVER FOR FREE AT www.sony.com

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Connecting Sony Handycam DCR-HC14E to iMac

There is a great manual here:
http://www.sony.co.uk/support/ShowExternalPage.action?product=DCR-HC14E&supportProductModelName=DCR-HC14E&linkType=manual&isRegistered=false&site=odw_en_GB&pageType=manualPopup&sectiontype=Support&externalUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fpdf.crse.com%2Fmanuals%2F3089850112.pdf&externalLinkType=manual
And in short the I.link is a 1394 port or firewire port
You should be good to go

Posted on May 02, 2008

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SOURCE: XP Pro w /firewire not recognizing Sony DCR-TRV730

Try a video card that supports current DirectX. Apparently it has an effect even if you capture without previewing the video. (worked for me, anyway).

Posted on Sep 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Compatibility of Sony DCR-HC19E with Windows Vista

a firewire cable works but i have this from sony that might help others with vista as i contacted them direct and they sent me this for vista, http://support.sony-europe.com/dime/downloads/pmb/pmb.aspx?site=odw_en_GB&m=DCR-HC19E.

hope it helps you out

Posted on Nov 07, 2008

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SOURCE: I am trying to connect my Sony DCR-TRV10E to my

USB and i.Link cables are not the same thing. What Sony call i.Link everyone else calls Firewire, DV or IEEE1394, and it is a different standard from USB with different connectors.

This type of camera usually downloads better with a Firewire (DV) connection. Some mini-DV cameras only use the USB connection (if they have one) for stills and can only download video by Firewire. This is because you have to play the tape into the computer, not just copy a file. If you are trying to use a USB cable for video download, then it won't work for this camera. The driver is not the problem, this model is not on the Sony list of cameras that will download video over USB.

Most PCs have a USB port, but no Firewire port. Macs often have a Firewire port but may not have USB. As most Windows PCs do not come with this interface, you might need to fit an add-on Firewire interface card. This will come with a driver for the card.

Suitable Firewire (DV) cables can easily be found on Amazon or eBay. You will need the kind with a small (four pin) connector at one end and a larger (six pin) connector at the other. My camera came with the correct lead.

There is a Sony tutorial page for downloading at THIS LINK You will need to select Windows as the operating system, then Mini-DV as the camera type, then select the type of connection. As you will see, the USB option warns that it won't work with many Mini-DV cameras.

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