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Want to transfer video from dcr-trv38 to mac

What do I need in order to transfer the video from my Sony Handyam to my Mac?  I want to burn my video to DVD.

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Firewire card and cable.

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I have a sony handycam dcr-pc101 ntsc and I am trying to connect it to my Mac, but the computer will not recognize the movie camera. (I have it connected through the firewire connection- not the usb port)


I'm osrry that you find difficulty in transfering the videos to the macintosh computer. Refer the URL for the infirmation on Transfering video to a Mac computer

http://support.sony-europe.com/tutorials/dime/videotransfer/vtransfer.aspx?site=odw_en_GB&sec=DV&m=DCR-PC101E

NOTE: The procedure to transfer video to a computer will vary depending on the type of camcorder you have and the type of connection you are using.

Dec 23, 2010 | Sony Handycam DCR-PC101E Mini DV Digital...

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Convert/Import Sony DCR-SX/SR/HC/DVD Series to Mac, iMovie, FCP


As we known, Sony DCR series camcorder includes Sony DCR-SX, Sony DCR-SR, Sony DCR-HC, Sony DCR-DVD, Sony DCR-TRV, Sony DCR-VX, etc, and most of Sony DCR camcorders record video in SD MPEG-2 such as some Sony DCR-SX series, Sony DCR-SR series, Sony DCR-DVD series.

Some Popular Sony DCR Camcorder Series in the following:
Sony DCR-SR: SR40, SR42, SR60, SR68, SR82, SR87, SR100, SR200, SR300, SR45E,SR65E, SR87E, SR85E, SR220E, etc.
Sony DCR-SX: SX40, SX44, SX60, SX63, SX83, SX34E, SX40E, SX43E, SX46E, SX60E, etc.
Sony DCR-HC: HC35, HC26, HC28, HC62, HC40, HC21, HC52, HC24E, HC38E, HC54E, etc.
Sony DCR-DVD: DVD650, DVD108, DVD92, DVD850, DVD403, DVD505, DVD610E, DVD710E, etc.

Due to Sony DCR video cannot be directly imported to iMovie, Quicktime, iTunes, FCP, Adobe Premiere Pro and some other popular devices, if you want to import your Sony DCR Handycam SD video to Mac for enjoying or further editing with iMovie, FCP, FCE, etc, the first step for you to do is to convert these Sony SD video to MOV, MP4 for Mac, then you can import converted Sony DCR video to iMovie, Quicktime, iTunes, FCP on Mac for enjoying or editing.

To convert Sony DCR series video to Mac, Sony DCR Video Converter for Mac is the best software to transfer these Sony DCR SD MPEG-2 video, Sony AVCHD MTS, M2TS files, and some other camcorder videos to MOV, MP4, MPEG, 3GP, M4V, etc on Mac. Besides, you can also convert and import Sony DCR SD video to iPad, iPod, iPhones (including iPhone4), PSP, Blackberry, and other mobile players.

How to Convert Sony DCR video to Mac OS for further editing with iMovie, FCP, etc?

Step1: Add Sony DCR Video on Mac
Click "Add File" to upload your chosen Sony DCR video to Mac AVCHD Converter after you launched it.

Step2: Set Output Video Format for Mac
Click "Profile" to open the Profile drop-up list to select MOV, or MP4 as output video format for Mac OS, Quicktime, iMovie, FCP, FCE, etc.

Step3: Convert Sony DCR Video to Mac OS
Press the "Start" button to convert Sony DCR SD video or AVCHD MTS/M2TS files to Mac. After conversion finished, you can enjoy converted Sony DCR video on Mac or edit these videos with iMovie, FCP, FCE, iDVD, etc.

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Can not copy MiniDv to Mac 10.6.2


usb is not compatible with mac os. so, use a firewire/i.link cable to transfer the videos to the mac computer

Mar 16, 2010 | Sony Handycam DCR-PC9E Mini DV Digital...

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Hello, I have the Sony Handycam DCR-dvd101 and I need the driver update. I have a Mac laptop. Do you know if theirs a download for the Mac?


The supplied software is not compatible with Mac Computer and Sony does provide any software or driver for Mac Computer for this Camcorder.

However, you can transfer the video to the Mac Computer. Refer the link given below for the instruction:

http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/documentLink.do?externalId=C455189


After that you can use any Video Editing Software to edit the video in the Computer.


Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sep 08, 2009 | Sony Handycam DCR-DVD101 DVD Camcorder

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Mac OS Tiger won't recognise files as movie files.


you need the latest imovie or at least imovie08 to play these videos on your mac.

Mar 17, 2009 | Sony Handycam DCR-SR40 Camcorder

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Transfer video to computer (sony dcr-trv38)


I had a same issue but now I found one way using the fireware that comes with the DCR-TRV38. I tried on my windows XP service pack 2.
1. hook up the fireware cable both in sony and the computer. If your computer does not have fireware card, you need one.
2. switch the camera button from "off" to "camera"
3. after few seconds you will see new hardware found and will ready for use. you may also see pop up window to capture the video if you have Microsoft Windows Movie Maker (WMM).
4. open the editing s/w and capture the video. I used the WMM which gives many option to capture the video (ie:DV-AVI, high quality format and many more)

hope this helps.

BG

Aug 06, 2008 | Sony Handycam DCR-TRV38 Mini DV Digital...

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Sony DCR TRV38


Good Day, you need to supply 4.5V DC regulated to the loading motor, however you should disconnect the connector from main board to loading motor, in order not to damage the driver IC. If your technically inclined, and you have the equipment, do it, if your not sure, just refer it to the nearest svc ctr. thanks

Sep 04, 2007 | Sony Handycam DCR-TRV38 Mini DV Digital...

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How to use pass through with Sony DCR HC 40 and Mac iMovie?


If it will work, the only tip is to leave the tape out of the Sony when trying passthrough.

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Sony DCR-TRV38 Transfering video to dvd at a high quality.


Wait a second. You have a DVcam which is at that quality so how can you get to DVD quality? You may need a better camera!

Sep 13, 2005 | Sony Handycam DCR-TRV38 Mini DV Digital...

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