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Cannot install software disk for my JVC GR-DX28EK,

I have the JVC GR-DX28EK,trying to install software disk to edit home movies on my laptop but i guess its not compatable with vista,what should i do?.................

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need to use the software that came with the camera (power director)

Posted on Nov 02, 2007

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Your JVC is a MiniDV camcorder, which uses a Firewire connection for capture. Firewire drivers are standard for all DV camcorders, and built-in on every version of Windows since about Windows 98SE (well, they didn't work very well until Windows 2000).

You still need a capture application to complete the transfer. Most (maybe all) versions of Windows comes with Windows Movie Maker, which is a very basic program, but it can do this.

Normally, a DV camcoder can't be detected by Windows until you have it connected via Firewire, and have it the appropriate mode. On some cameras, this can be play or record (the latter would tranfer live video, or allow recording TO the camera), on others, you need to set the camera to a "link to PC" mode. I currently own Sony and Canon camcorders that both work in the former way, but my first DV camcorder was a JVC, and it did have to put in a "link to PC" mode to be detected by the computer. If you can't find the setting, you might want to check your user manual.

For still photos, it looks like you use a USB connection. I haven't found all the details on this camcorder, but this is likely to be a normal USB "storage class" connection. If so, your camcorder would show up like a disc drive, and you can drag photos over. Vista will support this by default, too.

The other way some older camcorders send photos is to appear to the system as a USB scanner type device. You would need a device driver for this, from JVC.

The user manual would be helpful here. You can get one via download if you don't have it:

Posted on Jan 20, 2008

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SOURCE: JVC camera software GR-D70 for windows vista

have you tried the jvc web site jvc
they may have the drivers you reqiure from here .


Posted on Feb 12, 2008

SOURCE: gr-d73ag in Windows vista

did you go to conrol panel on comp under other hardware to see if it seeing hook up if not show it to

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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SOURCE: jvc camcorder GR D50EK

hi dear

you not ned a driver for this, you just need a fire wire card' better than USB cable

after that, using pinacle, Ulead Video editor or adobe premiere ....softwaare to transfer that



Posted on Mar 21, 2008

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SOURCE: JVC GR DVL9800 - Vista won't recognize

I have the same camera and use vista without a problem. However I use the firewire interface and not the USB which might be the explanation.
By the way, I can't find my manual. The date and time don't stay saved for any length of time between use. Is there a baterry that need to be changed and if so where is it?


Posted on Mar 21, 2008

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