Okay, I'm seriously so confused here. I bought a memory card for this thing, and it will only let me take digital stills on it. I wanna edit my video. Can I even record video on memory, or is there any way I can get footage from tape to computer with the camera? I have had this thing way too long to be in search of a TV every time i want to show someone something cool I filmed.
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Re: Video, to Computer.
The memory card can only handle still pictures and in some model low quality email clips can be recorded.
For video capture the latest camcorders are providing high speed USB 2 transfer.But for older models you need to get it done with the help of firewire card.
If you want to capture your video you can either buy a firewire card(can easily purchased from computer accessory shops,low cost) and plugin to pci slot of your PC,else if you have a DV port you can connect to that with a dv cable (which can be purchased from all camera stores).The camcorder is provided with a 1394 port to which you can connect the cable from firewire card.
All the best my friend.
Once you are ready with these you can use any of the video editing programs(even you might have got a freeware from JVC) with that you can capture in full DVD quality to PC.
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What size is the memory card. If it's larger than 4GB then it won't work in the 5118. Try using another card. Don't format it in your computer but do format it in the camera before trying to take pictures.
Sounds like you forgot to use the "safely remove hardware" when you removed the card from the computer. Also, never format a card in a computer and then expect it to work in a camera. You can try to format it a few more times in the camera but if not successful, then you should think about getting an new card.
I'm going to say the memory card first if you have used it before to record video then the card is corrupted and needs formatting to the camera it is being used in. Download your still pictures first then format the memory card. If this is a new card again down load pictures and format the card in the camera. The last possibility is the memory card write speed is slower then the video so no it can't write to it. Sounds confusing but really if the card was working in the camera then doesn't now then it needs to have the memory card formatted.
Okay the card is not locked I'm adding a diagram anyway. The next thing is did your format the memory card in the camera in which it is to be used? If you have just installed a new memory card it needs to be formatted. Or have you downloaded pictures from the memory card to the computer? Did you format the memory card in the computer? Did you unplug the camera or card reader without doing a safe disconnect? These are all reasons why you need to format the memory card.
To address the present problem make sure the camera is off before plugging in the cable either to the computer or the camera. Also make sure the batteries are up to charge, low batteries or batteries that fail during file transfer will corrupt the memory card. With batteries up to charge plug the cable into the camera and the other end into a USB port and turn the camera on. Now, I would like to suggest that you invest in a memory card reader these are fairly inexpensive and can be bought as a single reader for the type of memory card you have or as a multiple card reader for pretty well every memory card that's on the market. To use a Card Reader it plugs into a USB port and the memory card is removed from the camera and inserted into the card slot. The computer recognizes this card reader as an external hard drive and files can be transferred to your computer Hard Drive with ease. One thing you must remember with any external device and that is you need to do a safe disconnect or eject make sure the device is shut off and the file information is downloaded before you remove the memory card or the files/card can become corrupt. Okay once the transfer is completed insert the memory card back into the camera and format the memory card. Don't delete the pictures at this point Format the memory card. Every time you download the pictures to the computer Format the memory card.
If you are going to buy a cable save yourself a lot of hurt and annoyances and get a card reader. A card reader can be bought for the same or less then the cable and save a lot of frustration trying to work through the camera. Card readers can be bought to fit your specific memory card or you can get one that will basically handle all memory cards on the market. I don't sell the things but after reading and solving a lot of problems on FixYa over errors and download problems using the camera the reader is the only way to go. The computer once the memory card is inserted into a USB port looks at the memory card as an external Hard Drive PC or Mac are both equally compatible with that. You must remember to do a safe remove or eject the device after you are finished and the card has completely downloaded the information files before removing the memory card or you will corrupt the card. Okay another thing once the card is inserted back into the camera do a Format Card in the camera. Every time you download pictures to the computer and but the memory card back into the camera Format the Card. I don't know where you are in this world but I'm sure pretty well any outlet that sells digital cameras and or electronics would have these devices. Really it's the best way to go. Cheers from Canada
Okay I can see after reading through some of this cameras manual that the download features is done through the FinePix software. If the programing isn't loaded correctly or possibly you have the viewer up not the download window/program. It's a simple task and this system is way to complex. What possible problems you may be having is that the pictures you are attempting to download are in the camera memory not the memory card. Most point and shoot cameras can not download to the computer from camera internal memory they need to be transferred to a memory card first then to the computer. If the memory card is being used and not internal memory I'd suggest looking at the memory card to see that it's not locked I'll include a generic type diagram to show this little switch.
Okay a quick recap, memory card lock, possible internal memory trying to download, camera to computer software issues, failure to connect the USB cable to the USB port on the computer.
If you don't mind a suggestion I'd suggest buying a card reader and bypass the camera and software to download. The card reader can be purchase as a single card to fit your memory card type or a multiple memory card reader, which ever the computer looks at is as an external device, like an external Hard Drive or printer. You need to make a folder to put the pictures in "My Documents" or "Documents" "PC or Mac".
Transfer the camera files into the folder which can be opened in your FinePix programing. Then do a safely remove of the device or eject PC or Mac what every you have make sure you shut off the feed before taking the memory card out. Then format the memory card in the camera cleans all the old pictures off and make the camera and memory card compatible once again.
Hope this was a help and didn't confuse the issue, Robert in Canada
Okay at least the memory card isn't locked or it wouldn't be taking any pictures. Couple things one is did your format the memory card before using it? Do you format the memory card after downloading pictures to the computer? Do you just unplug the USB cable or remove the memory card from a card reader before doing a safe disconnect? What I believe is that you delete and delete and delete pictures from the card and it's not corrupted with a lot of useless data residue. Short answer to your problem is format the memory card in the camera you intend to use it in. Have a great day
This will take longer to write then to do it. Error 5 in my experience can be memory card, internal flash or actually an unlocked lens. The lens unlock button is pretty big and sometimes gets pushed in as my clients are zooming or twisting the barrel somehow. What I've had to do is shut the camera off, remove the battery. Unlock the lens ( I wait a second or two) then lock it back in place. Another problem was having an external flash installed and hit the internal flash button. The number 1 problem I've found was the Memory card, either it was (is) a new card that hasn't been formatted to the camera, a memory card that was formatted in the computer (that really messes with their brain) and another thing was continually using the delete button on the camera, or if it's a new card and you have formatted it and formatted it again and it still doesn't work try another card. Okay the last suggestion and what actually happened to me on my Canon EOS 1D Mark II and III I was using 4gig cards bought 8 gig cards and went nuts cause they wouldn't work. Went on Canon's site and downloaded the updates which ended the problem.
Did it come with a SD Adapter? If it did put the little micro sd card into the adapter and then get a memory card reader that hooks up to your computer through USB, they are available at most electronics sores for uner $20.00 dollars. then you will be able to move files to and from the card for your phone.