Question about Sony Handycam DCR-TRV17E Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

How to transfer or move the video files from the tape to the computer and also please intimate me about the softwares to be used arunachalam

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer
Re: How to transfer or move the video files from the tape...

How to transfer or move the video files from the tape to the computer and also please intimate me about the softwares to be used

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

2 Answers


Welcome to FixYa!

Copying from TAPE to PC requires 4 things. The video cam where the TAPE will be played, a FIREWIRE compatible cable, a FIREWIRE card installed on your computer and a SOFTWARE that supports a firewire device that would record the video.

Unlike Digital Videos that you can just copy and paste the video file from the video cam to the computer, the tape to pc transfer is more of recording the video in from the video cam by playing it in real time while the computer is recording it.

This is a sample of a FIREWIRE card that is installed inside a computer.
An external USB version of this is also available.


This is a sample of a FIREWIRE cable.


Windows MOVIE MAKER is an example of a software that can be used to record the videos. It supports FIREWIRE devices.

Here's a sample video.

Thank you for using FixYa!


Apr 09, 2011 | JVC GR-D270 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

3 Answers

How can i convert tapes to dvd

You can connect the Camcorder to the Computer using A/V interface to transfer the recordings to Computer.
Once you transfer the recordings from tape to computer, you can use any burning software to burn the recordings to DVDs.
In order to capture the analog videos, you can use the Windows Movie Maker available in the Computer.
If you need further assistance please click hear to reach me..
HOping a positive thump after your issue is solved.

Jan 13, 2011 | Sony Hi8 CCD-TRV138 Camcorder

1 Answer

How to transfer from tape to laptop?

As the camera uses miniDv for video capturing , it need to be converted in to digital format through a "firewire card". a Fire wire card is a PCI Card for data transfer. Check whether your system is having the same. If not, you have to buy one. In addtion to that you need a video captutirng software like "Sony Vegas" or "Pinnacle Studio."

I hope this will solve your issue.

Good Luck.

If my solution proves useful please accept it.


Mar 31, 2009 | Samsung SC-D103 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

How to convert dv tape from Canon ZR20 to MY COMPUTER hard drive?

To transfer video off your minidv cassettes from your camcorder you would need to have a firewire connection to your PC. Either a 4 to 4 pin connection (laptop) or a 4 to 6 pin (desk top computer). USB is used only for picture still transfer. Here are the steps;

1. Plug your mini Dv camcorder into an outlet
2. Plug in you firewire connection into your computer, then plug the other end into your camcorder.
3. Turn on your camcorder and switch your camcorder to Play/VCR
4. Select the software that you want use to do the transfer. Windows Movie Maker is the most assessable software since you have XP on your computer
5. Name your file
6. Select capture from video device (automatically will allow you to save the entire tape and manually would allow you to capture parts of the tape).

Those are the basic steps in some detail. You can save your file from there or you can go on to edit.

Jan 02, 2009 | Canon ZR20 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

Sc-d353 video transfer from Mini dv to computer

In order to transfer the taped video, the software that came with the camera, has to be installed. Once this is done, plug your camera into the computer, using the USB cord, and it should be recognized, and the software program should kick in and you can then transfer the files. Sometimes you will have to go to the actual drive itself and copy the images over to your folder of choice.

Aug 29, 2008 | Samsung SC-D353 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

2 Answers

Sony Handycam DCR-HC28

Unfortunately, it's not exactly a trivial process. The basic steps are as follows:

1) connect the camcorder to the computer
2) transfer the video from the dv tape to a file on the computer
3) optionally, edit the video file
4) upload the file from the computer to

1) the camcorder has 4-pin 1394 (also called firewire or i-link) jack, and the computer (if equipped) either has 6-pin 1394 jack or 4-pin 1394 jack (on some notebooks). if your computer doesn't have a 1394 jack, you need to buy a 1394 adapter (eg.

2) transfer the video from the dv tape to a file on the computer hard drive using editing software or a software utility designed for doing just that. this software may come with the camcorder or the 1394 adapter.

3) optionally, use editing software to take an excerpt from the file, rearrange parts of the video, add titles, etc., and output a new file

4) upload the file to there are some guides on their website as well (eg.

I hope that helps.

Aug 12, 2008 | Sony Handycam DCR-HC28 Mini DV Digital...

1 Answer

Transfer video from tape to computer


You will need a firewire cable to successfully transfer video from your tape to your computer. It also greatly helps to have a firewire port on your computer. Once you have connected your firewire port on your camera to the firewire port on your computer, you can use windows movie maker to transfer video to your computer. (File > Import for Digital Video Camera)

If this has helped you, please report this problem as fixed :)

Jan 08, 2008 | Samsung SC-D363 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

Transfer to Computer?

yes all you need is intervideo windvd software...or you can use movie maker from window xp sp2

Dec 10, 2007 | Sony Handycam DCR-TRV19 Mini DV Digital...

2 Answers

Sony HC90 and Picture Package software

Ask "What is this Picture Package software?" And what does it do? Here's the gimme that you don't move video with this product: " Is Picture Package compatible with USB2.0? It is only compatible with USB1.1 not 2.0." From the Sony site. Look to other software and move to a Firewire connection.

Sep 14, 2005 | Sony Handycam DCR-HC90 Mini DV Digital...

1 Answer

Transfering video from JVC DVL510U to my pc

Yes, it should be as simple as just moving a file, but it isn't. When video is recorded to the tape it isn't put down as a file, it is put down as video images, but you are halfway there if you have you firewire card installed. I don't have that camera, but they are all the same. You will also need a firewire cable, but most cameras come with them. Turn your comptuer on and connect the firewire cable from your camera to the firewire card. The camera has a small connection (4-pins) and the comptuer card has a larger one. Then turn on your camera and push it to VCR, like you were going to watch the video back. You should see the windows operating system pop up a box saying that it has found your camera! It will detect a camera connected to the computer and as how you would like to record the video in (if not, then your firewire card may not be working properly). Depending on what software you have on the computer, you can open that software and begin the next step. For arguements sake, opene Windows Movie Maker because ever Windows XP machine has it. You can manually open the program or the box may ask you if you want to open it. From this point, Movie Maker is pretty simple, if the "TASKS" are not open click on the tasks button at the top and click on capture video. Choose "Capture From Device" (not import) and choose a file name and location to save to. Choose Best Quality. And then you can Capture entire tape or parts manually, I'd suggest capturing the entire tape right now, just to get started. This will take control of your camera and play your tape (make sure a tape is in the camera) and record it into the computer at the same time. It has to playback the entire tape! From that point, you have many, many options. You can edit parts of it, add music, add titles and then dub it back to a blank tape or save it out to a file. Getting it out to a DVD is a whole other beast. When you save the final product out to a file (Movie Maker saves an AVI file) it must be converted to a format that DVD players can read (MPEG-2) and then burned to the disc as a DVD Video disc. There are many tutorials to show you how to do this, but if you'd like more help just let me know what softwares you will be using because each software is a bit different. Some DVD burning software will convert the file and burn at the same time! have fun!

Sep 05, 2005 | JVC Cybercam GR-D200US Mini DV Digital...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony Handycam DCR-TRV17E Mini DV Digital Camcorder Logo

Related Topics:

646 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Video Cameras Experts

Larry Stiles
Larry Stiles

Level 2 Expert

286 Answers


Level 3 Expert

93738 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Sony Video Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides