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Can't upload videos to computer

Hi, i am having problems getting my computer to recognize my camera. I ordered online through JVC the cord that connects the video camera to the computer, I even had the port installed into my tower so I would be able to upload videos (not usb, the other thing). They told me I should be able to upload videos now, but when I use my windows movie maker to upload it says "device not found". I'm getting very discouraged. I'm not too computer illiterate, although I don't know what some of the cords, and plugs and what not are called. My question is this...Am i doing something wrong, am I leaving something out, or do I need to download some kind of software in order for my computer to recognize my video camera? PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!

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  • MissHoolie Nov 29, 2007

    I have exactly the same problem. I have connected the camera as follows.

    Switched on power, have camera in 'playback' mode.

    Have open the camera viewer

    Connected from the DV port to the computer

    Windows Movie Maker tells me that 'it cannot find a compatable digital video device' and offers the solutions below, none of which help



    This can occur for the following reasons:




    • The DV camera is not powered on.


    • The DV camera went into standby mode. Some DV cameras will go into standby mode if the DV camera is in the record (Camera) mode with a tape in it and no video or audio is being sent to or from the camera.

    To fix the problem, do one or more of the following, and then try again:



    • Verify that the DV device is connected properly to your computer with an IEEE 1394 connection or a USB 2.0 connection.


    • Verify that the DV camera is powered on and in VCR (playback) mode.


    • Switch off the DV camera and then switch it on again in VCR (playback) mode.

    My last hope is try and see if I can buy the connection highlighted in blue for I am totally stuck. I am going to the camera shop to see if they can make a CD for me as it is my grandaughters Christmas kindergarten concert and is priceless to me. Thanks to all for help

  • nick6533 Dec 05, 2007

    i have a mini dv camera and i have it connected to the usb port but nothing will show up... i looked under "my computer" and found nothing about a usb port. i just made a video and i want to put it on youtube but unfortunatly, i cant . if someone has the answer please help me

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    Tiaun Feb 20, 2008

    I have bought the FireWire cord, plugged it into my computer (The FireWire one, of course.), plugged my camera in and set it to 'Play' mode. I then press the 'Start/Stop' button like the manual says, and the camera beeps and says 'DV In', but nothing happens like people say it should. I feel like I've tried about everything, and I'm about ready to give up. I've had to completely make a different movie for a school project because I could not get the other video onto the computer.

  • Anonymous Feb 29, 2008

    wat kind of usb cable is required for this camcorder because i bought one that fits from radio shack but my computer doesnt detect it all. wats my solution

  • Dannygirl007 Mar 28, 2008

    Hello, Iam not able to upload or download things on my computer. I acn't even upload my picures off of my sony cybershot digital camera. I really need help .I can't even watch videos on youtube godtube or even play music on my myspace page. Can you help me.

  • ahl cruz Apr 08, 2008

    I just want to know the step by step procedures on how to upload the video clips i captured from this jvc video cmcorder to my desktop computer and eventually cd-burn it. i already intalled the firewire in my cpu. What software program will i use? u lead video is already installed. Hope to get a reply soon. Thanks!!

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You can buy it at any store that sells electronic stuff, I think.

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Where can I buy the firewire and cable that will help me upload what I shoot with my JVC digital video camera.???I did not get that with it...

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The suggestion that "Drawsalot" gave you, was pretty much it...All except for one thing! If you don't either slide the eye view finder back, or flip the screen open.., the camera won't play the tape and your computer won't see that you have your camera hooked up to it. Oh, just so you know...That "OTHER THING" you had installed in your computer, that isn't USB, is called a FireWire Port. Be sure to use a FireWire cord and plug the smaller end of that cord into the lower plug-in on your camera. Just above the plug-in, you'll see the letters "DV" stamped. That's where that cord goes. Of course, the other end of it, goes to that FireWire Port you had installed.
Good Luck To You,
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I did all those things with the same camera and it doesn't recognise the cam. Bummer. I quit.

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

  • h2hester Dec 28, 2007

    My computer with all kinds of great media editing software including Premiere Pro 1.5, VideoImpression and a few others cannot see my GR-D250. I bought the correct firewire cable, plugged it into the cam and then the computer, 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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The JVC cameras have a flip-out screen, behind this is a small port to which the camera cable connects, kind of "M" shaped. It may also have a DV port hidden behind a small plastic door somewhere on the camera. The other end of the cable goes to the back of your computer tower. Turn the camera's power switch to "Play" or VCR mode and then connect the cable to the tower. Windows should detect the camera, load it and then offer to capture the footage using Windows Movie Maker. The video imported is saved to your "Videos" folder by default. Under start, go up to your user name at the upper right -- usually your name-- and inside the window that opens look for Videos.
You can then use Windows Movie Maker to capture and edit your movie.

Posted on Nov 18, 2007

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I had to install the software that came with the camera before it would properly work. Windows would recognize that some USB device had been plugged in but would not properly be able to tranfer data. Hope this helps.

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