Question about JVC GR-D53 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Just get a firewire connection if your laptop supports it .I did this with the grd50 and have no probs now except liked it as a webcam and it wonot do this any more

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I do not have any solution and I decided to return the digital camcorder. I am not alone many other had the same issue with jvc products. This is the first time for. I do have always support to find drivers for many kind of equipment.

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Searching for driver for NV-GS80 on windows vista platform.

Do you mean a driver for the webcam portion of the camera, or to transfer footage to your computer from the tape? If you mean for footage transfer, then you are in luck, because no driver is needed. You just need your video editing software and it will communicate with the camera over the firewire port and cable.

If you did mean for the webcam feature then you should be able to download it from the support section of

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Can't upload to my laptop!

Option 1:

If you want to use the USB cable to connect the Camera to the Computer to transfer the video to the Computer then:

(Applicable for Vista Operating System Only.)

This Camcorder does not support USB streaming with the VISTA Operating System. Use an i.LINK cable to transfer the video to the Computer. The i.LINK port is also called IEEE 1394 or Firewire port. (An i.LINK is a black D shaped connector with 4 or 6 pins. The type of cable to be used will depend on the i.LINK port of your Computer. The Sony Camcorder will have the 4 pin i.LINK cable and if the computer has the 6 pin i.LINK port, then you may have to use the 4 pin to 6 pin i.LINK Cable).

You can use any video capturing software like Windows Movie Maker to transfer the video from the Computer.

Refer this Link for the instruction to transfer the video to the Computer using i.LINK cable.

NOTE: As the Camcorder does not support USB streaming with Vista, it is not required to use any Sony Device Driver to transfer the video to the Computer. You do not require any Drivers or Software from Sony to transfer the video from the Camcorder to the Computer using the i.LINK/Firewire interface.

Option 2:

(Applicable for Windows XP Operating System only):

If you are using a Windows XP Operating System then you have to install the USB Streaming Driver in the Computer from the supplied Software disk with the Computer.

Check this Link for the instruction to transfer video to a Computer using USB Streaming.

If you do not have the supplied Software disk then I suggest that you use the i.LINK cable to transfer the video.

Your Camcorder does not supports a Wireless MIC. However, you can use a MIC with your Camcorder using the available Accessories Shoe port.

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

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Video transfer

If you're using a Windows Vista Operating System it'snot possible to transfer the videos from the Camcorder to the Computer using the USB connection. The videos from the tape camcorders cannot be transferred to Windows Vista Operating System as there is no USB Streaming ooption available on the Windows Vista Operating System. The Camcorder uses the USB Streaming function to transfer the videos to the Computer. You may wish to purchase a i.LINK/Firewire cable to connect the Camcorder to the Computer in order to transfer the videos from the Camcorder to the Computer.
There is an update for driver on the Sony website to transfer the videos from the Camcorder to the Computer using the USB cable.

You may also try installing the driver update for the Camcorder. The i.LINK cable gives a better video transfer qulaity than the USB transfer. The i.LINK cable used to connect the Camcorder to the computer depends on the number of pins available on the i.LINK/FIREWIRE port on the Computer. The i.LINK port on the Computer is a D shaped port which is labelled as i, DV, IEEE1394 and Firewire.

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I have a Sony DCR-HC26E handycam. It was working perfectly with Windows XP but now I changed my laptop and its having Windows Vista in it. So my laptop is not recognizing the handycam and the software...

I have a sony DCR-HC26E i dnt have the driver i cant transfer my video on my pc by dv can you help me were i can download the driver for free

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Look here:

1. Install SonyUSBDriver using Windows XP compatibitly. First extract the content of the SonyUSBDriver file. Then right click the setup file and left click compatibilty, change it to Windows XP SP2. It will then allow you to install the USB driver.
2. Now mine works with both Firewire as well as USB.
I noticed that the first time hooking up the device, evn though it install drivers, it did not work. Unplug and plug in again, it will then Work.

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JVC camera software GR-D70 for windows vista

Like most I have searched the web for drivers, preferably free ones. I emailed JVC Australia who responded with tis solution.

The camera has a connection called DV. The DV connection is used with a cable called Firewire.
Firewire is a driver less cable and will allow you to stream you video footage across from the camera to your PC.

USB is used for data transfer and need drivers, you would use this mainly to transfer still images or data files off a HDD camera.
If you use firewire and the DV connection you will stream the footage across to the PC and the PC will capture the footage as it is playing.

The firewire is about $15 and can be purchase from stores such as **** Smith, Bing Lee, Harvey Normans and Tandy. I would suggest that you take a photo of the connections on your PC as there are two types of DV connections. (4pin - 6pin)

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USB streaming does not work for Windows Vista. Use the firewire/ilink connection instead.


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Making a dvd with footage on camcorder

Canon doesnt appear to have a Vista driver for video transfer.
The TWAIN and WIA drivers are for XP.

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Transferring video footage from a Canon MV830i to a laptop

Here's the driver..Connect the camcoder to computer and then install the can find it here..
Also you might want to buy a firewire card if you want to transfer a footage without any hickups..

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Transferring video footage to dvd

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