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Can't transfer video to PC

I tried everything but my laptop just doesn't seem to detect the connection when I connect it via USB cable. ive tried via usb but cant detect when i switch to video mode. my comp is Dell D520 running xp sp2.

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Re: Can't transfer video to PC

I could not find the manual for this model on the web, so I'm giving you my best guess.

I found some information that said you could transfer still images and Motion-JPEG video clips to your computer using the USB port.

In general you cannot transfer video to your computer using a USB. To transfer video from most camcorders you need a DV (Firewire, also called 1394) cable. You also need some software.

I'm thinking that when you have an SD card in your camcorder there's some way to tell it you wish to record Motion-JPEG clips to the card rather than full video to the tape. If you've created a standard recording I don't think you'll be able to transfer it with USB.

I believe Windows Movie Maker will let you connect to your camera using a DV cable. I used software called Scenalyzer. A full demo is available free of charge at The demo will leave a "watermark" on your video. If you like the software you'll need to buy it in order to capture video without the watermark.

If you have any more questions, let me know.

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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