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Using old tapes is the wrong way to go. Eventhough there is an rease head in the VCR, there will always be some residual information left behind that affects the new recording. Older tape also has a tendency to flake off and plug a video head. A tape with a wrinkled edge will confuse the recorder speed sensor and try to change speeds too.
If you have the option, try capturing your video as MJPEG or DV format without compression, also the resolution must be 720x480 pixels (for NTSC) or 720x576 pixels (for PAL).
It will create a huge file !!! After this I recommend a dvd conversion with deinterlacing for better picture quality.
Hope this helps!
Use Window Movie Maker.
Open Movie maker while the camera (on) is connected to the computer.
Click on Capture video from device and follow the steps.
Look out for any options like create clips and disable them.
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.
I use Pinnacle Studio versions 9 and 10 without any problems. The software sees the camera MV700i and controlls the playback etc.
Have also used Ulead Movie Factory without any problems, but its a little harder when it comes to editing the output.
If the images you are capturing are hazy with zig zag colors etc...the imaging IC is faulty.If the problem in Display unit only but the captured image is OK when you transfer the same to PC..then LCD may be having problems.
We can help you in spares of Sony and we can also offer the service manual.
Kindly let me know after your examination.