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What kind of cable do I need to connect my Sony DCR-TRV8 to a Mac so I can edit my video?

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Probably will work via IEEE ...

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

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    Catalin Turcu Jul 02, 2009

    superseding standard IEEE Std. 1394-2008 ...this is the protocol you
    need for the conexion ...on mac I believe they call it greyhound or
    something like that

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I can't find my dcr hc21 when trying to download video to my imac


Use a firewire cable to connect not USB.iMovie should be on your Mac and will capture and edit the footage.
Al

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Convert/Import Sony DCR-SX/SR/HC/DVD Series to Mac, iMovie, FCP


As we known, Sony DCR series camcorder includes Sony DCR-SX, Sony DCR-SR, Sony DCR-HC, Sony DCR-DVD, Sony DCR-TRV, Sony DCR-VX, etc, and most of Sony DCR camcorders record video in SD MPEG-2 such as some Sony DCR-SX series, Sony DCR-SR series, Sony DCR-DVD series.

Some Popular Sony DCR Camcorder Series in the following:
Sony DCR-SR: SR40, SR42, SR60, SR68, SR82, SR87, SR100, SR200, SR300, SR45E,SR65E, SR87E, SR85E, SR220E, etc.
Sony DCR-SX: SX40, SX44, SX60, SX63, SX83, SX34E, SX40E, SX43E, SX46E, SX60E, etc.
Sony DCR-HC: HC35, HC26, HC28, HC62, HC40, HC21, HC52, HC24E, HC38E, HC54E, etc.
Sony DCR-DVD: DVD650, DVD108, DVD92, DVD850, DVD403, DVD505, DVD610E, DVD710E, etc.

Due to Sony DCR video cannot be directly imported to iMovie, Quicktime, iTunes, FCP, Adobe Premiere Pro and some other popular devices, if you want to import your Sony DCR Handycam SD video to Mac for enjoying or further editing with iMovie, FCP, FCE, etc, the first step for you to do is to convert these Sony SD video to MOV, MP4 for Mac, then you can import converted Sony DCR video to iMovie, Quicktime, iTunes, FCP on Mac for enjoying or editing.

To convert Sony DCR series video to Mac, Sony DCR Video Converter for Mac is the best software to transfer these Sony DCR SD MPEG-2 video, Sony AVCHD MTS, M2TS files, and some other camcorder videos to MOV, MP4, MPEG, 3GP, M4V, etc on Mac. Besides, you can also convert and import Sony DCR SD video to iPad, iPod, iPhones (including iPhone4), PSP, Blackberry, and other mobile players.

How to Convert Sony DCR video to Mac OS for further editing with iMovie, FCP, etc?

Step1: Add Sony DCR Video on Mac
Click "Add File" to upload your chosen Sony DCR video to Mac AVCHD Converter after you launched it.

Step2: Set Output Video Format for Mac
Click "Profile" to open the Profile drop-up list to select MOV, or MP4 as output video format for Mac OS, Quicktime, iMovie, FCP, FCE, etc.

Step3: Convert Sony DCR Video to Mac OS
Press the "Start" button to convert Sony DCR SD video or AVCHD MTS/M2TS files to Mac. After conversion finished, you can enjoy converted Sony DCR video on Mac or edit these videos with iMovie, FCP, FCE, iDVD, etc.

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Well i have Sony DCR-TRV285E Handycam. Also, Operating software loaded in my PC is Windows7 Ultimate edition. kindly provide me the driver software or solutions to the issue. the issue is i am unable to...


Does your PC have a firewire (also called iLink or IEEE1394a) connection and a firewire cable to connect to the PC?
You also require an editing application such a Windows Movie Maker.

Al

Feb 07, 2011 | Sony DCR-TRV285E Digital-8 Digital...

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I need user manual for my sony digital handycam dcr-trv8


Call up esupport.sony.com/perl/model-documents.pl?mdl=DCRTRV8 it has a downloadable pdf file of your manuel.

Nov 12, 2009 | Sony Handycam DCR-TRV8 Mini DV Digital...

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Hello, I have the Sony Handycam DCR-dvd101 and I need the driver update. I have a Mac laptop. Do you know if theirs a download for the Mac?


The supplied software is not compatible with Mac Computer and Sony does provide any software or driver for Mac Computer for this Camcorder.

However, you can transfer the video to the Mac Computer. Refer the link given below for the instruction:

http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/documentLink.do?externalId=C455189


After that you can use any Video Editing Software to edit the video in the Computer.


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

Sep 08, 2009 | Sony Handycam DCR-DVD101 DVD Camcorder

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Unable to import video to computer on sony handycam DCR-DVD703E


I have a Sony computer, Windows XP, and my camera records on tape, so the best I can do is give you some hints.

On my system, I first load a video editing program: Pinnacle Studio, Nero, or Windows Movie Maker and use that to pick up my video. I believe that Mac has at least one very good movie editing program. Load that first, and then use it to load your video file.

A Mac owner could probably give you more explicit directions.

Good Luck

Jan 10, 2009 | Sony Handycam DCR-DVD105 DVD Camcorder

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Sony DCR-TRV8 video transfer problems


The USB drive for Sony CAM you can download from Sony web but the USB will not allow you to transfer video from your CAM only for memory stick
However if you have firewire input on your Laptop, have you? normaly if you have firewire input on your laptop as soon as you connect your CAM it will detect automatic either with windown movies maker or with Nero
Sometime the firewire from CAM defect I repaired a few of them with this problem
Can you conect this CAM to another computer or try different cable ?
Or tell me exactly what input you have on your laptop such firewire input, PCMCIA slot
Cheers

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Downloading video's to computer with the dcr-trv8 handycam


You should be able to hook up through usb or firewire. If your computer has a firewire port on it you can but a firewire cable that works with your camera and then use windows movie maker to capture the video footage. You can then burn it to a dvd.

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Blurred Video


go to the qualified service center for replacing the ccd image sensor....cause it is already damage

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