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I have a Sony DCR-HC52 camcorder that records on mini DV tapes. My computer does not recognize the camera when connected via the IEEE 1394 link. I have tried several different cables (both 4 and 6 pin), 4 different computers with XP and Vista, 1394 controller, and other solutions. None seem to work. I checked with Sony and they said no external driver is needed as it is included with Windows. I am running both SP2 and SP3 on different computers. Frustration has set in. Can you help?

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Didn't actually find a solution. Looked at another HP notebook I have and found it has a 1394a port so I'll change computers.

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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Go to this link. Click on "Frequently Asked Questions" and then click on the appropriate link (#4). Basically, once the firewire cable is connected, make sure that the camcorder is in the playback mode, is turned on, and you see "DV IN" on the LCD. If all that is happening, your computer/software should be able to "see" the camcorder and download the video.

Posted on Aug 21, 2009

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Option 1:

(Applicable for Windows XP Operating System only):

As 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.

http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/documentLink.do?externalId=C222820

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


Option 2:

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 using i.LINK cable.


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

http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/documentLink.do?externalId=C111893

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.


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

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try an older version of pinnacle studio or another pc if still no capture, firewire camera board failed.

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