Question about Sharp Viewcam VL-NZ50U Mini DV Digital Camcorder
I have tried using a firewire IEEE1394 cable to my Laptop and cannot import it into Windows Movie Maker.I am using Window Vista,
I had the same problem with the VL-NZ50. It wasn't the camera, it was the IEEE 1394 interface on the laptop(s) -
I tried two different ones, one XP, the other W7 64; both were HPs with on-board (OHCI compliant) TI IEEE-1394 chipsets.
Then I tried a Gateway desktop (Vista) with an on-board Ricoh IEEE 1394 interface: the VL-NZ50 was recongnized instantly, controlled by the PC and transferring video flawlessly.
If you want it to work with your laptop , try an Adaptec PCMCIA card (I've heard they work with this camera), they can be had for under $10.
Posted on Sep 13, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi, still pictures being in digital format would be downloadable to the computer straight from the camera. Video footages in tape is analog and cannot be dowloaded. You would need a video capture device. It is an interface device that sits between your tape player/camera and your computer. Normally would have a video input either in RCA (yellow) or S connector and provision to connector to your computer (USB, firewire). Also provision for audio (white/red) connection or straight to the line/aux input of your computer. You then have to run the accompanying software to capture the movie while it is playing in realtime in the camera. If the video footages are saved in a memory stick, flashcard or some other digital format, then it is directly readable/downloadable from the camera to your computer. Hope this be of some help. Regards.
Posted on Apr 25, 2007
To transfer video you need to use firewire, not usb. If you use firewire to connect, set the camera to the 'play' icon and then open up a capture program (ie, movie maker) you should be able to just record/capture from there. Good luck!
Posted on Nov 19, 2008
You've probably fixed this by now, but since nothing is posted:
I have an older Sharp digital camcorder, one of the first. It's the VL-NZ100 and Sharp does not support transferring the video to a PC with this camcorder because they did not include the cable to do it. That said, I WAS told by Sharp that I could figure it out myself if I got a fireware (IEEE) cable.
I got a very inexpensive IEEE-1394 firewire cable, set my camcorder to Tape/VCR, connected the cable to my PC and my camcorder, and Windows Vista recognized it. It asked if I wanted to transfer the video and it just walked me through the whole thing! This is built in to Vista, so if you have the operating system, you are set.
If you don't, I don't know if you can download Windows Photo Gallery from Microsoft. I know that you can download Windows Live Photo Gallery but I don't know if that has the same functionality. You didn't mention what operating system you have.
And FYI, I didn't need drivers.
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
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