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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! http://www.my-rv.org/fig.jpg thank again, stewart It sounds like my problem also. I have Windows XP SP2, 4GB RAM, eMachines T6212, AMD Athlon 64 3200+, NVIDIA GeForce 7600, In checking the control system panel/devices it does show I have OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller. I am using firewire. One end is connected to the 1394 firewire port and the other end is connected to my Sony HDR HC3 handycam. I have used this same handycam to capture video before and it worked. Now, about 3 months later, I try to capture the new video I shot, and keep getting the same error message: Pinnacle Studio Plus is unable to connect to device. ULead Video: Either no video capture device is in the system, or no driver is installed. WMM: No video capture device deteted. When using Pinnacle Studio 10.6, and the capture source settings drop down menu on has "DV Camcorder." I thought before this trouble it let me select from several different capture devices including my Sony HDR HC3. The only option in the Capture Format drop down menu are DV and MPEG 1/2. I've tried having the camera on before starting my video capture/edit software to no avail.I have also tried turning my video camera on AFTER launching the video capture software. Any ideas on how to solve mr problem?

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Remove & REINSTALL YOUR DRIVER & TRY TO CAPTCHER

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We have Handycam HDR-HC3. Our old PC worked well importing videos, but eventually died, and we upgraded, but didn't check new pc didn't have Firewire. We have a spare Vista PC which has Firewire socket,...


http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/260169-Sony-HDR-HC3-driver-issue

I searched under HDR-HC3 firewire driver and got the above link.

It says the following:

Hi..

The problem was a missing MSDV.SYS file.

Thanks
D.
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Actually, on the Sony site it says that no additional drivers are required to connect the camera in Windows XP, Vista, or 7.

But, the user of this camera and firewire noted that he was having trouble convincing windows of this.
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Another link that talks about the firewire problem follows:

http://www.avforums.com/forums/camcorders-video-editing/480748-cant-copy-video-pc-sony-hdr-hc3.html
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You can find more links by searching under 'HDR-HC3 firewire driver' or related searches to find the solution to your problem.

I hope this helps.

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