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Not able to detect my camcorder using FireWire port

Hi, I want to transfer my recording to my PC, but I am not able to connect my GR-D350U to the PC. I looked into the support, it's mentioned somewhere that DirectX 8.1a is required whereas I already have DirectX 9c. Please help. Thanks in advance. Tarun

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Re: Not able to detect my camcorder using FireWire port

I have installed a firewire card in the slot of my CPU and connected the cable of the Firewire to my my SHarp camcorder it worked

But recently when I wanted to copy from my Sharp camcorder to my PC , system was not giving the POP up where I could download the recording , I even tried to download from the Movimaker opion , but could not

Please guide me what is to be done



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Re: Not able to detect my camcorder using FireWire port

First check whether you have a DV port in your desktop, in case you dont have it, buy a IEEE1394 firewire card and install it on your mother board in one of the PCI slots. As soon as you restart your system the system will recognize your new firewire card, then connect the camera and pc through a fire wire card. As soon as you put the power button of camera ON the system will recognize your camera. Then using any video editing software you can download.

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You still need a capture application to complete the transfer. Most (maybe all) versions of Windows comes with Windows Movie Maker, which is a very basic program, but it can do this.

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For still photos, it looks like you use a USB connection. I haven't found all the details on this camcorder, but this is likely to be a normal USB "storage class" connection. If so, your camcorder would show up like a disc drive, and you can drag photos over. Vista will support this by default, too.

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