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Re: my computer is not able to detect my handycam
Please go to camera menu > settings and enable USB stream option so Windows will detect / recognize your camcorder. Let me know if this not works to help you out. Please intimate what Windows you are running in your PC?
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All of pre-HDD cam does have FireWire port somewhere in it (or at the docking station in case of SONY's)
order to capture the footage from the cam to your PC,you need the
Firewire card and the cable.Should be available at any computer hardware
store.All you have to do is to install the card to your PC,connect your
cam to your computer via the cable,then capture the video by your
favorite video editing software.
Yes,that sounds a bit more
difficult than drag-and-drop work in USB-connection camera,but not too
difficult to understand,of course.
win vista and win 7doesn't support usb streaming. the usb driver for this model would not be compatible with your computer's OS. although, you were able to download PMB still this wouldn't work, it's basically an alternative software that you can use with the newer OS. still the device driver would not be installed. and you would get a message that "ilink connection is not detected". the reason you get that is bec the camcorder and the software is intended for use with the dv (ilink or ieee1394) connection. so if your computer has an ieee1394 card and you have a compatible ilink cable,then your good to go,it should be a plug-and-play connection (no drivers required). all you need then would be a video capturing software (like win moviemaker) to transfer videos from tape to PC. hope this helps. thanks :)
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.
you should be using a firewire cable to transfer video from cam to comp-cable comes 4 pin to 6 or 4 pin to 4 pin use 4 x4 for laptop and 4 x 6 for tower-make sure comp has port-not usb which is only for stills-once cam is connected or before open movie maker in vista and it should work or connect cam and computer should recognize it
Hi, I'm from the Philippines. I have the same handycam model. The first time I connected it to my PC (Windows XP) via firewire, nothing happened. It cannot detect my handycam. I returned the firewire card to the shop where I bought it. They tested it and the firewire card is ok but the firewire cable is defective so they replaced it. When I got home, I tested it again but still the handycam cannot be detected by my PC. I went online to find a solution and I came upon a solution that you need to attach/connect your charger to the handycam before you connect your handycam to your PC. It said that the handycam needs a steady supply of power to be able to connect to the PC. It sounded weird but I tried it and BINGO! The handycam got detected. I was able to capture my videos.
I also have a TV Tuner & Capture Card but when I capture videos thru the RF cables, the videos losses quality and videos are blurred. Thats the reason I bought a firewire card.