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HD Video Capture Problem Hi, I am not very familiar with the sony HDR-HC3 camera and video capture. I need your help in video capturing HD to my pc, I have do everything by the book but it still does not work! to simply the process I created a figure (link below) which explains the hold process and what hardware I have. If you have the time to take a look and find a solution I will be very greatful for this as all my family moments are at risk. The problem I think lays in the PC not the camera or software. It maybe is the i.Link cable but it's listed in device manager (see link) but not in the taskbar area! is there some option in my pc hardware or DOS setup for this! 1) Do I need to install camera pulg-in drivers for the HDR-HC3 camera! 2) Do I need a video capture card for the HDR-HC3 camera! thank again, stewart

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Re: HD Video Capture Problem Hi, I am not very familiar...

Which software package are you using? My brother was able to solve the HD capture problem by using Adobe After Effects.

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