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HOw to transfer video to PC

I cant tranfer captured video on my PC. I have a windows xp operating system and when I am connecting it to my PC it always says that the device is malfunctioned. Where can i get the software that i can install to my PC for me to be able to transfer my videos????? Please help me!!! Thanks!!!

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  • Jhopet Sep 06, 2007

    Thank you so much!!! I think your right because the original usb cable was left in italy where my brother bought the videocam. Im from the Philippines. And I bought a 4 pin usb cable on a surplus computer shop. Thank you so much for helping me!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2008

    I have purchased a local cable for downloading video from camcorder to computer. Please give suggestions whether I am using a wrong cable or i need drivers to enable the computer recognise the camcorder ?

  • lionard Jun 04, 2008

    I got video camera i can download photo's on my computer but about video the camera does nt appear on my computer as connected but just as if there is no camera connected with the computer .

    please i need answer soon because i need to download my little sister birthday party

  • Anonymous Jun 25, 2008

    driver lost

  • gatwaza Rene Aug 21, 2008

    when i connect my mv 900 to my pc it respond that one USB device is connected and has got a malfunction,and windows does not recognize it

  • kou_ahmedd Aug 24, 2008

    can't transfer vidéo from my video camrecorder (canon MV900). I puted à firewire card, but later i formatated my pc and i lost hte firewire card driver. Now my pc do not find hte peripheric wich connecting camera to pc. I need to instal a driver for the firewire card, and i don't know it's references. Would you give me some help ? Thank you veeeeeeeery mutch.

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The camera should work fine in XP without a driver (none exist except for Mac OS). The problem sounds like it could be the transfer cable - are you using the original one? Some of these cables are specific for certain models. Even if the cable looks the same and actually plugs in correctly, a standard replacement may not work. If you can give me details of your location, I can try and source an original cable for you if you need it. Try the camera on another PC to see if you get the same message, and try every cable you have or can borrow. Hope this helps :)

Posted on Sep 06, 2007

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    Nigel Ridehalgh Sep 06, 2007

    My apologies - I gave you partially incorrect information (balitang kutsero). The Camera can only transfer Still photos by USB, not video. Make sure the camera is switched to tape play mode in order to transfer still photos.

    Canon says "Video cannot be downloaded via the USB interface, as the speed of the USB standard is not sufficient for video transfer. Downloading video to the PC requires the use of a Firewire interface (also known as an IEEE1394 interface)."

    In order to connect this camera, you need a PC or Mac with a firewire interface.

    "To import digital video:
    The DV Camcorders may be connected to a computer using an optional OHCI compliant IEEE1394, digital video capture kit available commercially to import digital video into your computer. Depending on the IEEE1394 terminal of the computer use the CV-150F (4 pin - 4 pin) or CV-250F (4 pin - 6 pin) DV Cable. Both cables are available as Canon Accessory. You also may use the DV Cable that came with your computer or IEEE1394 Interface Card. We recommend to use following procedure to connect your camcorder to the computer:

    Switch-off both computer and camcorder.
    Connect the camcorder to the computer.
    Start-up the computer.
    Switch-on the camcorder."

    Hope this helps more :)

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I have a SONY handycam DCR HC 46E. I am unable to transfer video from Mini DV cassettes to my PC(with windows 7 ultimate 32). I have also downloaded and installed PMB. With that I am able to transfer...


I'm sorry for the difficulties you're experiencing in transferring videos from the Camcorder to the Windows 7 Operating System. The USB streaming driver for the Camcorder is not available for Windows 7 OS from Sony at this point. Hence it is not possible to transfer videos using USB interface. You may use i.LINK or A/V interface to transfer videos from the Camcorder to the Computer which is running on Windows 7 Operating System. If your computer does not have the i.LINK port, you may purchase an i.LINK capture card to resolve the issue.

Please follow the steps to transfer video to a computer using an i.LINK connection (IEEE 1394).

IMPORTANT: Video capture software and a compatible video capture card must be installed on the computer. Depending on the computer manufacturer, various video capture cards and software (Adobe Premiere, Roxio Video Wave, Microsoft Windows Movie Maker, etc.) may be available or already installed on your computer. If necessary, contact the manufacturer of your computer for further information.

NOTE: Many Sony VAIO computers are bundled with Sony DVgate Motion or DVgate Plus software for video capturing. Some VAIO computers also include Click To DVD software that will allow video capture to the computer hard drive or directly to a DVD.
  1. Connect an i.LINK cable (also known as IEEE 1394) to the i.LINK port on the digital camcorder.

i.LINK Cable.

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i.LINK port.

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  1. Connect the other end of the i.LINK cable to the computer.
NOTE: The computer i.LINK ports and capture cards may have either 4-pin or 6-pin connections. Sony digital camcorders use i.LINK ports with 4 pins. If your computer only has a 6-pin i.LINK port, then it will be necessary to use a 4-pin to 6-pin i.LINK cable.
  1. Turn on the digital camcorder by moving the POWER switch to the VTR position.
  2. Cue the camcorder tape to the beginning of the video footage.
  3. Turn on the computer.
  4. Start the video capture software on the computer.
  5. Begin playing the recorded video in the camcorder.
  6. Begin importing the video with the capture software.
It should now be possible to copy the video using the video capture software if the computer hardware and software are configured correctly.


Thanks for understanding. Please let me know if you require any clarifications.

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Option 1:

If you want to use the USB cable to connect the Camcorder to the Computer to transfer the video to the Computer then:

(Applicable for Vista Operating System Only.)

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).

You can use any video capturing software like Windows Movie Maker to transfer the video from the Camcorder to the Computer.

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

http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/documentLink.do?externalId=C111893


NOTE:As the Camcorder does not support USB streaming with Vista, it is notrequired to use any Sony Device Driver to transfer the video to theComputer. You do not require any Drivers or Software from Sony totransfer the video from the Camcorder to the Computer using thei.LINK/Firewire interface.

Option 2:

(Applicable for Windows XP Operating System only):

Ifyou are using a Windows XP Operating System then you have to installthe USB Streaming Driver in the Computer from the supplied Softwaredisk with the Computer.

Check this Link for the instruction to transfer video to a Computer using USB Streaming.

http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/documentLink.do?externalId=C222820

NOTE: If you do not have the supplied Software disk then I suggest that you use the i.LINK cable to transfer the video.


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

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Option 1:

(Applicable for Windows XP Operating System only):

As you are using a Windows XP Operating System then you have to install the USB Streaming Driver in the Computer from the supplied Software disk with the Computer.

Check this link for the instruction to transfer video to a Computer using USB Streaming.

http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/documentLink.do?externalId=C222820

If you do not have the supplied Software disk then I suggest that you use the i.LINK cable to transfer the video.


Option 2:

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 of cable to be used will depend on the i.LINK port of your Computer. The Sony Camcorder will have the 4 pin i.LINK cable and if the computer has the 6 pin i.LINK port, then you may have to use the 4 pin to 6 pin i.LINK Cable).

You can use any video capturing software like Windows Movie Maker to transfer the video from the Computer using i.LINK cable.


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

http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/documentLink.do?externalId=C111893

You do not require any Drivers or Software from Sony to transfer the video from the Camcorder to the Computer using the i.LINK/Firewire interface.


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Option 1:

If you want to use the USB cable to connect the Camera to the Computer to transfer the video to the Computer then:

(Applicable for Vista Operating System Only.)

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 of cable to be used will depend on the i.LINK port of your Computer. The Sony Camcorder will have the 4 pin i.LINK cable and if the computer has the 6 pin i.LINK port, then you may have to use the 4 pin to 6 pin i.LINK Cable).

You can use any video capturing software like Windows Movie Maker to transfer the video from the Computer.

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

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NOTE: As the Camcorder does not support USB streaming with Vista, it is not required to use any Sony Device Driver to transfer the video to the Computer. You do not require any Drivers or Software from Sony to transfer the video from the Camcorder to the Computer using the i.LINK/Firewire interface.

Option 2:

(Applicable for Windows XP Operating System only):

If you are using a Windows XP Operating System then you have to install the USB Streaming Driver in the Computer from the supplied Software disk with the Computer.

Check this Link for the instruction to transfer video to a Computer using USB Streaming.

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If you do not have the supplied Software disk then I suggest that you use the i.LINK cable to transfer the video.

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NOTE: Resetting the Camcorder will reset the settings of the Camcorder to the factory settings including date and time. It will not delete any data saved in the Camcorder.

If the issue still persists after resetting the Camcorder and with different i.LINK cable then your Camcorder requires service to resolve the issue.

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