Question about Sony Handycam DCR-DVD505 DVD Camcorder

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Not Compatible with windows problem

Whenever i try to trasfer my video footage to my computer to edit it, my computer recognizes the hardware when it gets plugged in, but then it doesnt show a disc or anything under my computer, and the one that it does show is saying the data is corrupt or isnt compatible with windows.. which i know its not corrupt because it works fine viewing it on the cam.. i also tried viewing it through unlead VS11 (trial version) to open it to view/edit it but still no luck; any suggestions?

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Yeah good luck downloading a driver through Sony.

Posted on Feb 01, 2008


Are you running vista?
This camcorder not compatible with vista, download the new driver from Sony

Posted on Nov 13, 2007


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1.Your PC must have video capture device(either built-in or add-on).
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No one has given me a correct answer. I'm trying to get a video off my Sony Handycam and download it to my compuer. I have windows 7.


  • Drivers:
    • The drivers needed to connect your Sony camcorder to a computer and transfer files are already included in the operating system.
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    • The Windows 7 Starter edition is not supported.
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