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Copy from tape to Vcd problem

The problem arrises when i try to copy the tape contents of my camcorder in vcd through USB cable.In the softwere provided by sony i cant mention the terget drive i.e. my CDR drive. each time i try to go to options the corresponding input box remain blank. now i cant copy my tape contaons to vcd. please help.

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I cannot transfer videos to vcd because every time i tried keep saying error problem is i dont have the software how can i get the software from the internet

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This will only work in conjunction with the Sony "Picture Package" software.. you have to have that running and properly set up for the video transfer via USB to work. And if it does work, the quality will be horrible -- 1/4 the resolution of you DV images, and arguably worst than VHS tape.

For a real video transfer from any mini-DV camcorder, you need a Firewire connection (Sony calls this i.Link), and a video
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i have handcan min div camera i have the same problems to convet from tape to vcd
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How to transfer mini dv tape to dvd or vcd

you should have a few choices with this model: usb, firewire, composite a/v..

this link will take you to canon's download page for your camera,

the dvmessenger app should let you view your camera on the comp, use it for videoconferencing, and view it online, as well as remotely control it, although it may not let you transfer much.

your camera should have come with an installation cd that included digital video software. if it did not, you will have to contact canon for a replacement cd.

i would recommend downloading the product manual from the above site and checking page 134

in addition you can use the memory card to transfer files via a memory card reader on the pc, these can be picked up inexpensively at most camera and computer stores. your camera however should be fine if you are using windows xp and the usb cable for your camera.

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AFAIK you have to have a Sony PC for those instructions to work. Since there are 14 million PCs out there, I can't know how to run yours.

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