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I have a Sony DCR-PC1E and many DVM60 tapes. I should copy these tapes to my PC. Is a FireWire cable a possibility. Is this cable comparable to VMC-2DV/4DV as in the manual of the camera?

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I'm not from the UK so can't help you find a lab. but regarding your problem - The fact that it works well without a tape tells us that the load motor and possibly even the capstan motor and associated mechanisms are working. It doesn't tell us much about anything else though. Could be that the head drum is not spinning - This can be the result of a siezed drum motor, or power supply fault(if seized it will draw excess current, thus giving a battery warning indication). A faulty, or possibly even a correcly working dew sensor - This will allow the heads to spin, but prevent the tape from actually lacing up. This is a 'hard' one really, because if the dew sensor is faulty you will get this problem, but you will get the same problem when the sensor is working and actually doing its job in that it has really detected moisture. There are many other possible causes too. The first thing to look for is to see if the heads are spinning - or at least see if they *try* to spin, because unless they *are* spinning the tape will never load. Also, the heads *shouldn't* be spinning with no tape inserted - if they are then this suggests that the dew sensor has been activated (the heads are made to spin under this condition in an attempt to dry things out). If this gives no clues, the next step would probably be to dismantle the thing and attempt to load a tape by hand (looking for signs of jamming mechanism, etc. Anything more serious than this is one for the workshop. Platano guatemalteco? Good luck!

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SOURCE: cant get my sony handycam dcr-pc55e tape on my pc .

Hi, I was wondering if you are using the AC Adaptor while downloading video? When you are not operating the camera, it will shut off automatically after approximately 5 minutes. This is to save the battery. It can be changed in the Standard Set menu: The item is called A.Shut Off. This can be changed to Never. Otherwise, I would use the AC cable if you aren't already.

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SOURCE: sony Model DCR-TRV350 Tape stuck in camera.

take out the battery, put it back, turn it on and you take the tape out of the camera. hope this helped you. have a great day.

Posted on Mar 03, 2008

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SOURCE: Get video off Sony Handycam DCR-TRV118 Hi8 to PC or Mac

You can use a Digital8 Camcorder to directly play 8mm and Hi8 analog tapes and output them to your computer via firewire Capturing 8mm/Hi8 with a Digital8 Camcorder

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Unable to use firewire Sony handycam DCR-HC 54E (mini DV)

I have a Sony Camcorder DCR-HC62E with same problem and found a workaround. The iLink seems not to be enabled in the camcorder except for only one of the working modes: setting PLAY/EDIT and then choosing STREAM. Once you get to this condition with the provided USB cable properly plugged at both ends, Windows recognizes a new device and asks for a driver, so you insert the provided Handicam Application Software disk and make Windows install it (I got a Windows message saying the driver is not safe but went on anyway).

Of course that in such a mode the Sony application "Import from Handycam (tape)" cannot and does not work, but using Microsoft Movie Maker and selecting File->Capture Video the camcorder is shown. Select it by clicking its icon and Next. On next screen Captured Video File define the required info and press Next. On next screen Video Setting select Best Quality.. and Next. On Captured Video screen be sure to have checked Create clips when wizzard finishes and proceed manually as follows: go to the beginning of the tape (or of the part you want to download) using the rewind/forward/play/stop controls in the camera. Once ready press Start Capture in Movie Maker and simultaneously Play in the camera, the filemed movie will show in the preview as it is played. When you're done stop camera play and press Stop Capture.

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If you want the compartment to be closed, then simply dont put the tape inside. let it be outside itself. U see, its so easy !

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