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Video to pc problem

Ok so I have the cam and the usb port to connect it to the computer, but for some reason it dosn't read the video transfer, but ?I can transfer pictures...whats wrong?

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Usb port on this camera used for picture transfers, but to transfer videos, use FireWire DV cable, can be bought on ebay for a buck or so

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This Camcorder does not support USB streaming with the VISTA Operating System. Use an i.LINK cable to transfer the video to the Computer. The i.LINK port is also called IEEE 1394 or Firewire port.(An i.LINK is a black D shaped connector with 4 or 6 pins. The type ofcable to be used will depend on the i.LINK port of your Computer. TheSony Camcorder will have the 4 pin i.LINK cable and if the computer hasthe 6 pin i.LINK port, then you may have to use the 4 pin to 6 pini.LINK Cable).

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Refer this Link for the instruction to transfer the video to the Computer using i.LINK cable.

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