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Trying to transfer video from Sony Dig 8 to PC

I am trying to copy video from my Sony Digital 8 to my PC for editing and burning to DVD. I've been stuggling. Via various google searches...I first downloaded a program called AVS DV to DVD program. It doesn't seem my camera. I then downloaded and installed (I think properly) the Sony drivers and installed the Windows Media Encoder. When I open up the encoder and follow the prescribed steps (http://www.departments.dsu.edu/library/VideoTransfer/Sony_Cam_Transfer.html) the encoder does not list my camera in the list of devices. My PC does recognize the camera's memory stick which I have used to transfer still pix to my PC. I just can't successfully get the video's. Do videos have to be on the memory stick? I'm lost.

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  • chuckasmann Mar 10, 2009

    I had already fixed the problem and you are correct...I did need a Firewire cable. Thanks for you assistance

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Hi,
Videos cant be held on memory stick. They are of huge size to fit into memory sticks.

Check if camera has the firewire port. If so, you can get a 4 pin firewire cable and connect to the PC.
Switch on the Cam.
Open Windows Movie Maker and import video from device.


4 pin firewire would look like this:
http://www.pcab.co.uk/ebay/firewire%204%20to%204.jpg

You can use the Movie maker to burn it to the Disk

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