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I do not have a firewire port in my laptop. How to transfer video

Hi, I do not have a firewire port in my laptop. Can I or can I not transfer videos from mini dv cassettes to my laptop through usb port?

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Use PCMCIA Firewire card.

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Use a firewire IEEE 1394 cable kit and appropriate software too transfer to PC.
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This Camcorder does not support USB streaming with the Windows 7 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.You can use any video capturing software like Windows Movie Maker to transfer the video from the Camcorder to the Computer.The Firewire to USB cable won't work with your camcorder,you will always end up with this error.
Click the link below 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 Sony vaio laptop doesn't have firewire ports ,in this case you will need to purchase and install an firewire card ..>>
see link >>
http://www.ramelectronics.net/computer-parts/computer-accessories/firewire-i-link/firewire-cards/29972/prod29972.html

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.
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.
Please let me know if you need further assistance on this issue .

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Can get mt canon zr500 camcorder to get reccognized on my laptop.. i have windows vista on my laptop...i'm trying to transfer my mini dv tapes on my canon zr500 to my computer..what do i have to do?


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I want to capture video from DS65 to my laptop through USB


Hi,
To transfer video from your camcorder to your computer you will need a firewire cable (IEEE 1394). Only with this cable you will be able to transfer video.

Please note that you will also need a firewire port on your computer. if you don't have one then you can buy a firewire PCI card from your local copmuter shop.

After you have installed your firewire port and connected your camera, you will need a video processing system. Windows Movie Maker is on Windows XP and it comes for free. Run it, and click on capture to begin the transfer of your video to your laptop.

Please see the following link for more info and pictures on firewire cables and ports.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_1394_interface


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you will also need a firewire port on your laptop.
if you don't have one then you can buy a firewire pci card.

see this for info and pictures
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_1394_interface

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you will also need a firewire port on your laptop.
if you don't have one then you can buy a firewire pci card.

see this for info and pictures
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_1394_interface

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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 :)

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