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I have a sony dcr-vx2100 and im using firewire 1394 cable and i can not upload video from it to my computer

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Sony call firewire "i.Link". There is a step-by-step for using this connection with a computer on THIS PAGE at the Sony website; this is assuming a Windows computer (you don't say what computer you have). You will also need some kind of video capture software to run on the computer to take in the video from the camera. There are many free windows programs to do this available for download from the internet, and commercially available programs as well. Windows comes with a basic program called movie maker that might do the job.

There is another page about the computer not recognising the i.Link connection at THIS LINK.

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