I have a Sony Handycam dvd106 and I am having terrible problems transfaerring video footage to my PC. I have twice installed the software on to my PC so I know that isn't the problem. When I go to 'finalise' the disc, I get a reading saying that that operation is not available. I know I am doing something basically wrong but I am damned if I can figure it.... please help!!
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IEEE 1394 or firewire is the only reliable method. If you just want to get the footage to a computer for playback only then: There are USB converters on the market. Most covert the files to non-editable codecs so if you wish to edit the footage: You could transcode those file back to DV but this is a bad workflow.Having a computer with a firewire port and appropriate editing software is your best option.
the easy way to transfer your footage from your camcorder to pc
is using the firewire cable or the usb. for me the firewire is better
and you can use roxio 10 to edit your video or to put in dvd.
hope that can help you
hi follow this steps:
Make sure that you have installed the USB driver for the handycam. You can download the drivers from this link:
Sony Asia Pacific Support Website--Download Page for HC40E USB Driver for Windows.
Connect the handycam to the AC adaptor (the same as putting it on charge).
Set the handycam to USB stream mode. (Press P-menu, press MENU, Press EDIT/PLAY, Press USB MODE, Press USB Stream.)
Set the tape at the point from where you want to start capturing in PC.
Connect the handycam and the PC with the USB cable. (USB-Mode appears on the handycam LCD / viewfinder.)
Start Windows Movie Maker. Click on the 'Capture..' link to start the wizard.
Select the Sony Digital Imaging Device. Click Next.
Specify the file name and path for the capture video. Click Next.
Select the desired capture format and Click Next. (Leave it to recommended setting if you are not sure.)
The dialog box now displays the Start Capture and End Capture buttons on the left and preview window on the right.
Play the tape on the handycam. The video from handycam should appear in the preview window of WMM.
Click the Start Capture button to start capturing the video. Click End Capture to pause or stop recording.
Click the Finish button. The .wmv file will be saved in the path specified in step 7.