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Windows Vista Home Premium, USB2, iLink and Sony Camcorder

I have a SONY laptop with Windows Vista Home Premium. I cannot upload my SONY camcorder tapes with USB2 and the laptop does not have an iLink port. Will this adapter allow me to upload my camcorder tape to the Vista Laptop? if so, how ?

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  • kieffy Jan 04, 2008

    Cannot find the Handycam (Tape).
    Check the i.LINK connection to the Handycam.

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2008

    My new HP G5010EM notebook although it has a number of USB2 interfaces has no IEEE1394 neither PCMCIA slots.

    Need to transfer from my Sony camcorder that requires IEEE1394 to my notebook for editing. Searching Google revealed no USB2 to IEEE1394 dongles / adapters.

    As USB2 is self powered and faster that IEEE1394 surely it can cope with conversion from one to the other!

  • pm0101545 Nov 10, 2008

    I am having the same issues and I cannot figure out what cable I can use since I do not have an iLink connection on my Laptop.



    Makes no sense!

  • lucas661 Dec 17, 2008

    Cannot find the Handycam (Tape).
    Check the i.LINK connection to the Handycam.



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