Question about Sharp Viewcam VL-Z3U Mini DV Digital Camcorder
Hello All, I am having serious problems connecting my Sharp VL-Z3U using firewire. My Sharp VL-Z3U did not come with a firewire cable so I went ahead and bought an IEE1394 firewire card. The card came with a firewire cable too. The card installed ok on my computer without any problems. It also came with Ulead Movie software. I installed the software and it asked me to connect my camcorder in with the firewire card so that it can install the appropriate drivers. I connected the camcorder with firewire card (with camcorder off, the usual camcorder setting for USB connecting) but Ulead did not detect it. Now, I am not sure what to do. I really need to download the movie on my computer but this damn thing is not working. The firewire card is working fine (as per the status from window's device manager). Does anyone have any clues ?? I would really appreciate your help. dirver problem
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Posted on Mar 26, 2008
You've probably fixed this by now, but since nothing is posted:
I have an older Sharp digital camcorder, one of the first. It's the VL-NZ100 and Sharp does not support transferring the video to a PC with this camcorder because they did not include the cable to do it. That said, I WAS told by Sharp that I could figure it out myself if I got a fireware (IEEE) cable.
I got a very inexpensive IEEE-1394 firewire cable, set my camcorder to Tape/VCR, connected the cable to my PC and my camcorder, and Windows Vista recognized it. It asked if I wanted to transfer the video and it just walked me through the whole thing! This is built in to Vista, so if you have the operating system, you are set.
If you don't, I don't know if you can download Windows Photo Gallery from Microsoft. I know that you can download Windows Live Photo Gallery but I don't know if that has the same functionality. You didn't mention what operating system you have.
And FYI, I didn't need drivers.
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