Question about Sony Handycam DCR-DVD108 DVD Camcorder

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Problem connecting I cannot connect the camcorder to my computer. I followed every step correctly and all it always says on the camcorder is connecting and it never changes off of that screen.

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  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2007

    I am having the same problems ? Glad I got the 108 from Target. 90 days to return it .It says I need a usb hi speed card on a win xp 3.4 gig with one gig of memory .



    I got all the new drivers ? No help

  • Cfree Dec 14, 2007

    I have the same problem trying to connect my Sony Camcorer DCR-DVD108. I downloaded all the software that came with it but it won't connect with the USB.

  • elvistorino Dec 16, 2007

    The connection type when the USB is plugged in calls it a mass storage device and fails to recognize the camera if the driver is changed to a sony camcorder driver.

  • robandjean Dec 27, 2007

    My dvd-dcr108 wont connect with USB 2. The LCD display on the camera just keeps saying connecting but never does, what gives

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2008

    I have tried everything also still

    will not connect to computer.

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2008

    I have the same problem as well. I'm trying to find a way to fix the proble becaue their is no way I can return this camcorder =(

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2008

    I have the same problem all it does is say that it is still connecting.
    It is not recognized as a video source.
    Windows xp version computer. I retried the cd software and rebooted still the same display when hooked up , please wait connecting. After 10 mins I said forget it.

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2008

    I also had this same problem. However, when I went back and finalized the video I made, my computer recognized the video and loaded it no problem.



    Now, I am trying to load it into Windows Movie Maker. It will import fine, but you cannont hear or see the video when you play it. You cannot edit or do anything further. Now what?

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2009

    Computer doesn't recognize the camcorder

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I contacted Sony and the "connecting" message WILL stay on the camcorder display. This apparently is normal. As long as you can hear the USB dings when it connects, the camera is recognised

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CONNECTING IS ALL IT WILL SAY.
IT NEVER SAYS CONNECTED.

THE INSTALLATION SOFTWARE MUST BE LOADED ON THE COMPUTER BEFORE THE MEDIA CAN BE IMPORTED.

Posted on May 04, 2008

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When I connect my dcr-sr40 through the docking station to my computer, the option to click on HDD on my camcorder never comes up, and when I try to do the Easy PC Back up it says "failed importing...


I'm sorry for the difficulties you're experiencing in connecting the Camcorder to the Computer. Please follow the below steps carefully and check if you're getting the USB Select Screen on the LCD screen.
  1. Connect the Camcorder to the Computer.
  2. Power OFF the Camcorder and switch ON after 10 seconds.
  3. Check the LCD screen to see the USB Select screen.
If the issue persists, please disconnect the Camcorder from Computer. Reset it to default settings and then connect it again.
Perform Reset by following steps:

1. Locate the RESET button behind the LCD panel of the camcorder. 2. Use a pointed object (like a ballpoint pen) to press and hold the RESET button for 2-3 seconds. 3. After 2-3 seconds has elapsed, release the RESET button.
Also try connecting to a different USB port on the Computer.
Thanks for understanding. Please get back to me with the exact Operating System that you're using if you require further assistance.

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I should connect my Sony DCR-HC23E DV Digital Camcorder with a PC windows 7 ultimate USB port. I can't find drivers for compatibility


The USB streaming driver for the Camcorder is not available from Sony at this point. Hence it is not possible to transfer videos using USB interface. You may use i.LINK or A/V interface to transfer videos from the Camcorder to the Computer which is running on Windows 7 Operating System.


Please follow the steps to transfer video to a computer using an i.LINK connection (IEEE 1394).
IMPORTANT: Video capture software and a compatible video capture card must be installed on the computer. Depending on the computer manufacturer, various video capture cards and software (Adobe Premiere, Roxio Video Wave, Microsoft Windows Movie Maker, etc.) may be available or already installed on your computer. If necessary, contact the manufacturer of your computer for further information.
NOTE: Many Sony VAIO computers are bundled with Sony DVgate Motion or DVgate Plus software for video capturing. Some VAIO computers also include Click To DVD software that will allow video capture to the computer hard drive or directly to a DVD.

  1. Connect an i.LINK cable (also known as IEEE 1394) to the i.LINK port on the digital camcorder.

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i.LINK Cable.



i.LINK port.

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  1. Connect the other end of the i.LINK cable to the computer.

NOTE: The computer i.LINK ports and capture cards may have either 4-pin or 6-pin connections. Sony digital camcorders use i.LINK ports with 4 pins. If your computer only has a 6-pin i.LINK port, then it will be necessary to use a 4-pin to 6-pin i.LINK cable.

  1. Turn on the digital camcorder by moving the POWER switch to the VTR position.
  2. Cue the camcorder tape to the beginning of the video footage.
  3. Turn on the computer.
  4. Start the video capture software on the computer.
  5. Begin playing the recorded video in the camcorder.
  6. Begin importing the video with the capture software.

It should now be possible to copy the video using the video capture software if the computer hardware and software are configured correctly.


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My camcorder wont be seen by the usb connection to my windows 7 laptop?


The USB streaming driver for the Camcorder is not available for Windows 7 OS from Sony at this point. Hence it is not possible to transfer videos using USB interface. You may use i.LINK or A/V interface to transfer videos from the Camcorder to the Computer which is running on Windows 7 Operating System.


Please follow the steps to transfer video to a computer using an i.LINK connection (IEEE 1394).


IMPORTANT: Video capture software and a compatible video capture card must be installed on the computer. Depending on the computer manufacturer, various video capture cards and software (Adobe Premiere, Roxio Video Wave, Microsoft Windows Movie Maker, etc.) may be available or already installed on your computer. If necessary, contact the manufacturer of your computer for further information.

NOTE: Many Sony VAIO computers are bundled with Sony DVgate Motion or DVgate Plus software for video capturing. Some VAIO computers also include Click To DVD software that will allow video capture to the computer hard drive or directly to a DVD.

  1. Connect an i.LINK cable (also known as IEEE 1394) to the i.LINK port on the digital camcorder.

Connect the other end of the i.LINK cable to the computer.

NOTE: The computer i.LINK ports and capture cards may have either 4-pin or 6-pin connections. Sony digital camcorders use i.LINK ports with 4 pins. If your computer only has a 6-pin i.LINK port, then it will be necessary to use a 4-pin to 6-pin i.LINK cable.

  1. Turn on the digital camcorder by moving the POWER switch to the VTR position.
  2. Cue the camcorder tape to the beginning of the video footage.
  3. Turn on the computer.
  4. Start the video capture software on the computer.
  5. Begin playing the recorded video in the camcorder.
  6. Begin importing the video with the capture software.

It should now be possible to copy the video using the video capture software if the computer hardware and software are configured correctly.





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Follow the steps below to troubleshoot if the computer does not recognize the USB connection from the camcorder.
  1. Turn off the camcorder.
  2. Ensure the USB cable is connected securely to the camcorder.
  3. Ensure the other end of the USB cable is connected securely to the USB port on the computer. NOTE: Connection through a USB hub is not supported.
  4. With the exception of the mouse, keyboard, and camcorder, remove any other USB connected devices from the computer.
  5. Turn on the camcorder.
  6. On the camcorder LCD screen, touch the computer or hard disk icon.
  7. If the issue is still not resolved, connect the USB cable to a different USB port on the computer.
  8. If the issue is still not resolved, try uninstalling and reinstalling the USB driver
  9. If the issue is still not resolved, test the USB port on the computer by connecting a different USB device.

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Try installing the PMB software from this Link.

http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-download.pl?upd_id=4598&mdl=DCRSX40


Follow the exact same steps as mentioned under Download and Installation Instructions on the page.

If the issue persists, disconnect the Camcorder, turn it OFF, connect it to the Computer and then turn it ON.

Then continue with installation process.

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

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Perform the suggested format, using the device as recognised on USB - don't worry about it not being the flip icon.

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Follow the steps below to troubleshoot if the computer does not recognize the USB connection from the camcorder.
  1. Turn off the camcorder.
  2. Ensure the USB cable is connected securely to the camcorder.
  3. Ensure the other end of the USB cable is connected securely to the USB port on the computer. NOTE: Connection through a USB hub is not supported.
  4. With the exception of the mouse, keyboard, and camcorder, remove any other USB connected devices from the computer.
  5. Turn on the camcorder.
  6. On the camcorder LCD screen, touch the computer or hard disk icon.
  7. If the issue is still not resolved, connect the USB cable to a different USB port on the computer.
  8. If the issue is still not resolved, try uninstalling and reinstalling the USB driver.
  9. If the issue is still not resolved, test the USB port on the computer by connecting a different USB device.

  • If the other USB device operates, the USB cable may need replaced or the camcorder may require service.
  • If the other USB device does not operate, then the issue is being caused by the computer. If the computer is connected to a network, try disconnecting it from the network or connect the camera to a computer that is not on a network. In addition, mapped drives may cause connection issues; drive designations D, E, or F must be available. It may be necessary to contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer.

I will forward a link to a page where you can get the steps to transfer the videos from the Camcorder to the Computer.

http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=C455202


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Your computer must be equipped with an IEEE 1394 (Firewire) interface and video capture software. Provided you have both of these, follow the directions below. To connect your digital camcorder to your computer using IEEE1394, follow these steps: 1. Connect the IEEE 1394 interface on your camcorder to the IEEE 1394 interface on your computer. 2. Turn on your computer. 3. Turn on your camcorder. 4. Start the video capture software on the computer. Image capture should begin provided the computer hardware and software are configured correctly. If image capture does not begin, you must consult the computer or capture card manufacturer for assistance. Note: If you don't have an IEEE 1394 interface on your computer, you can buy an IEEE 1394 pci card at your local computer store that will work with most current computers.

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