I can not capture video from my camera Sony DCR-HC51E
Please, help! I can not capture video from my camera Sony DCR-HC51E on firewire (IEEE1394). I am using a laptop Toshiba(pentium, 2,6 Mhz) with Windows Xp. When I connect the camera with the firewire, the system becomes very slow and the camera is not recognized, but when I use a PMCIA card (Billionton IEE1394 to cardbus inerface PC Card, P/N CB1394T-B2M) with Ulead Studio 11 or Pinnacle Studio the camera is recognized but I can not capture video. Could it be a problem with Windows Xp or the IEEE1394 port???. Interestengly, I do not have problem with this camera with my desktop (Intel Core Duo and windows xp) with Ulead Studio 11 and Movie Maker. That means: it is possible to capture video throgh firewire and windows xp with this camera and surely the problem lies with the notebook, but where?. I would very grateful for every advise!!!.
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Use the IEEE1394 Firewire interface on your PC if you have one. If your PC does not have a IEEE1394 port then you may be able to add one via an internal add-on card or a PCMCIA card if it is a laptop. With Windows 7, you can use Windows Moviemaker to capture the video. Don't bother with USB capture as this will be low quality and too slow. Moviemaker is not great for editing so you should investigate alternatives.
Captured video will take about 4GB of hard disk space for 20 minutes of video. If you are using a FAT32 file system then this is the maximum file size limit. You should therefore use NTFS to capture large video files.
Sony DCR-HC38E should have an interface called 1394, or the firewire.
so you need to use a FireWire cable to connect it to your computer's firewire interface,
some laptops have it built-in,
If you don't have one on your computer, you can either purchase a IEEE1394/FireWire adapter, which should be under 100 or even $50.
Connector Type1.0 x Composite video/audio output , 1.0 x S-Video output , 1.0 x USB , IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK)
If you mean a driver to transfer the video to your computer via firewire (ieee1394), then you are in luck! No driver is needed. As long as you have a correctly installed firewire port on your computer, a firewire connecting cable, and video editing software, you should be able to easily transfer video to your system. Connect the camera to the computer via the firewire cable. Turn on the camera. Put the camera in playback mode. Startup Windows Movie Maker or iMovie if on a Mac or whatever video program you prefer. Should be an option for "capture" or "import from camera". Use that and you are good to go!
you would need a ieee1394 4pin cable for the camcorder. of course the other end of the cable would depend on the computer's ieee1394 jack you'll be connecting the cable to. there are 2 types of ilink cables: 4pin-to-4pin or a 4pin-to-6pin (firewire 400) cable. latest mac computers uses a firewire 800 port so if your using one you may need a Moshi 800 to 400 firewire adapter if your having compatibility issues. see: http://store.apple.com/us/product/TW748LL/A for more information. hope this helps. thanks:)
usb streaming function is not readily supported by windows vista. this would depend on the software that came supplied with the camcorder. unfortunately, the software being incompatible and the funtion (usb streaming) not supported by driver included in the supplied cd-rom, usb connection will not work (although you can use it for still picture transfer). for tape transfer you would need to go another route which is ieee1394 (ilink or firewire) connection. it should be a plug-and-play connection. your computer should support and have a working ieee1394 (ilink or firewire) card installed. a compatible ilink cable for both devices and a video capturing software like windows moviemaker and having all the needed hardware and software then your good to go. hope this helps.thanks:)
Connect to the PC with a firewire cable see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE1394 Your PC will recognise and install the camera when the camera is connected and turned on in playback mode. You can then use Windows Movie Maker ( part of the Windows XP operating system; find it in Start/All Programs) to capture video from the camera onto your PC. The camera can be controlled from your PC screen ( no need to press any buttons on the camera!)
try toggling between the LCD/TV Or LCD/VGA buttons on Your Laptop. Usually A Combination Of fn/lcd/tv Or fn lcd/vga buttons on the laptop Keyboard.
Also check for other configurations in the bios.
finally, try uninstall -reinstall and find new hardware setup.
Get a capture card( IEEE1394) or if your laptop has a firewire inlet you already have a built in capture card. Connect your camcorder via a firewire cable to your laptop. Nero, Windows xp has the step by step procedure making your own dvd copy.