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Trafer from cam to comp

Hi could you please tell me how i get the video from my camcorder to my computer thanks

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Re: trafer from cam to comp - Sharp Viewcam VL-Z1 Mini DV Digital Camcorder Video Cameras

Use a Fire wire from Futureshop it's 29.99

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You need to buy a standard fire-wire IEEE cable at any store that sells such things (Radio Shack, Best Buy, etc.). I plugged it right into my fire wire port on my PC and Windows Movie Maker automatically launched.

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

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Hi All, I have DCR-TRV238E Digital 8 Handycam... I want to transfer the recorded video to my computer... Can you please tell me where i can download the software to upload the video on to my computer...

All of pre-HDD cam does have FireWire port somewhere in it (or at the docking station in case of SONY's)

In order to capture the footage from the cam to your PC,you need the Firewire card and the cable.Should be available at any computer hardware store.All you have to do is to install the card to your PC,connect your cam to your computer via the cable,then capture the video by your favorite video editing software.

Yes,that sounds a bit more difficult than drag-and-drop work in USB-connection camera,but not too difficult to understand,of course.

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You can use a card reader to transfer your file from your handycam to your computer. Remove the memory card in your camera and insert it to the card reader and insert it to your computer to transfer your recorded video.

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Tony hawk helmet cam/software


The software is not available for free download. However, you can skip that by following method :-

Ok so all you have to do is open the battery door so it wont turn on and then hold the camera record button on the top until I say so. Plug it into your comp and then wait. it should say found mass storage device. Then you will see it under my computer. You can just drag and drp copy and paste the vids and play them with windows media player. (you can let go of the botten when windos detects it.)

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Hi can someone please tell me what i need to convert my old vids

One hour + $45---
Although the View Cams are no longer supported by Sharp most I remember have a digital connection through which the video will upload to you computer. Laptop, desktop or tower? IEEE 1394/ iLink 4-pin or 6-pin? Find the appropriate connection for your computer and go. The Sharp's end should be a 4-pin connector. You computer's native one probably is 6-pin. Any consumer electronics store will have the 4-to-6-pin cable. Cable to computer then cable to turned off camcorder. Turn on camcorder. Windows Media or Toast will handle most simple home projects. No IEEE 1394 on your computer? I get a generic PCI-slot add on card (up to $20 at the same stores), install it and (already have a DVD burner?) ..go!
The alternative path costs about $80.
Take the cam with you to the store. Find a generic A/V cable( a 3-ringed 1/8-inch pin plug[to the camera with video=yellow and 2-channel-white=left and red=right]audio dangling from the other end for a converter) and buy a A>D converter(Turtle Beach, Dazzle etc) that connects via USB. These converters usually come with software to make happen what you want. Good Luck


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What tape is recomemded to use..??

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Mt computer with Windows Media, Premiere Pro 1.5, Imagewriter and a few other cannot see my GR-D250. I bought the correct firewire cable, plugged it into the cam and then the comp, nothing, no "new hardware detected", nothing, Screen is open, cam is on Play, blue screen working, nothing. I'm going to my room now.

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How can I transfer data from DVD to comp

Hello!! (at first, sorry for my english, i speak spanish) Well dear friend, maybe you forgot to do an important step. When you finish your video recording, you have to search in the MENU for "FINALIZE" and click it in your cam's LCD. It's the step for burn your dvd so then you'll be able to see it in your PC and any dvd player. So remember: Menu-Finalize- (it will ask "are you sure")you say YES- then wait for it to burn without moving your cam! and that's it. If that's not your problem try to buy and cable for that cam to transfer the video directly from your cam to the computer. Good Luck!

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