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JVC GR-DVP7EA: Transferring tape to PC via USB cable

I am trying to transfer video tape from video camera to PC via USB Cable.
I've installed the cd that came with the camera, but when I try and use the Image Mixer program, I got to Capture Enviroment button, then I hit the USB button and it says: "Check mode setup on camera"
What mode or settings to I need to have my camera set on.

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SOURCE: JVC GR-DVF31 - How to transfer MiniDV to PC?

buy that wire, check ur camcorder if it has 6pin or 4pin for firewire then check ur pc if it has firewire card...if not you have to purchase the ieee1394card. install it then connect your camcorder to pc through firewire and that will be it.. u also need to have a software for video capturing and editing like adobe, roxio, pinnacle , etc...hope that helps.

Posted on Sep 05, 2005

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SOURCE: jvc GR-D290

Hi, Since videos are taped in DV format, you need a firewire card (IEEE-1394) and cable. These are cheap. May be your PC already has a firewire card. Just check. Windows XP recognises automatically the camcorder. Moreover, its integrated video capture/editing module, Windows Movie Maker, is very userfriendly. USB connection is only good for downloading still images (photos) to your PC. For more information, go to good luck

Posted on Mar 17, 2007

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SOURCE: JVC GR-D275U Driver for mac

You would need to use iMovie. Most MacBooks come with this already installed but if you can't find it you might have to buy it from apple's website. All you have to do is open iMovie with the camera connected and on and import the movie into iMovie, then you can edit the way you want it to be. iMovie has some great tutorials as well. Importing and editing can take a while, however.

Posted on Nov 08, 2007

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SOURCE: Can't transfer video from cam to pc

You can't capture the video with a USB cable. The USB cable and software that came with the camcorder are only used to transfer still images.

To transfer video you'll need a DV cable (also known as a Firewire cable) and some additional software. I use Scenalyzer Live. It's not free, but you can download a demo copy to see if you like it before you buy it. Here's a link to the Scenalyzer website:

If you have the JVC manual you should read page 41. If you don't have the manual you can download it here:'s-TWpJME56VT.html

The download link is about half way down the left side. It's a little difficult to find, but it's there.

Lastly, all this assumes that your computer has a Firewirre port. Most new computers will have one, but if you do not you'll need to buy and install a Firewire PCI card. Let us know if you need more help.

Posted on Dec 04, 2007

SOURCE: transfer movie from mini tape to computer - JVC GR-D770U

You need a DV Cable - Page 41 of your instruction booklet.

Posted on Jan 05, 2008

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· JVC camcorders
· Tap o the side to fix your problems
-only, only, only use the more expensive JVC tapes. They keep their tension far better than cheaper brands. Also, they won't rub off their oxide coatings on the heads as easily, avoiding the 'clogging' of the heads (which thereby requires constant cleaning-further damaging the heads).
-when and if you do get E- errors do a complete rewind or fast forward to the end of the tape in order to pull out tape slack. Then remove battery and tape for a while. If still screwed, then yes, sharply tap (not hard!) on the closed tape door. That may reposition those tiny switches that I mentioned earlier and get you going again.
-NEVER, EVER, EVER, leave tapes in the machine when not in creates problems for the heads and the mechanisms.
-Don't leave the battery on the camera when not in use for extended periods of time. It can create problems with respect to resetting the computer controlled logic.
-there are little switches and interlocks that provide electrical feedback about the mechanical status of things to the main processor of the camera (ie. tape/no tape in camera, door open/closed etc). Over time, the mechanics get out of adjustment because of usage, humidity and certainly rough handling. So: treat the mechanisms very, very, very delicately. Don't use/store the camera in humid conditions, hot conditions or very cold conditions. Certainly don't leave it in your car---ever!
-get the camera "cleaned and ajusted" regularly to avoid these problems. (I know...more $$$$)
· -I keep bags of dessicant in an insulated camera bag with the camera to maintain dryness and optimal temperatures during storage.

Posted on Feb 11, 2008

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