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Sony DCR-HC38E Exporting miniDV video to computer

I try to import video from Sony DCR-HC38E miniDV using 1394 firewire card and 4-6 pin cable with Windows Movie Maker 2 and also with Sony Motion Picture Browser. When I connect my Camcorder to PC, Windows XP detect my Camcorder as Sony DCR-HC38E Digital Camera and pop-up the Movie Maker software.

When I click on capture the video using several methods (manual or automatic) Movie Maker capture software rewind my tape and starting capture but unfortunatly after a second Movie Maker software shows error that the link is broken and no capturing device detected.

Kindly told me what is the problem and how to solve it.

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Osman

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I had a similar problem with my Sharp camorder.
The preview window on XP simply displays corrupted images.
At the end, I bought a different firewire card and it worked for me.

Good luck.
Alex
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(Applicable for Vista Operating System Only.)

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