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I have a Sony DCR-SR40. When transferring video to iMovie 11 the audio is fine, but the video is blurry. Transferring to Final Cut is fine. Just iMovie.

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Hi. I do know how to do that. You need some software that's capable of controlling the camera such as Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, or something like that. I believe Microsoft Movie Maker will do it and so will Roxio Media Creator which is the package they sell that burns CDs and DVDs as well. It's a whole media center.

The camera has the capability of being controlled through the firewire port on the front. You get a cable for the firewire port on the camera (firewire mini 4 pin) that goes to the computer (firewire 4 pin standard size). If you have an older computer with no firewire and it does have a PCMCIA card slot sometimes called a PC slot, or express card slot ... you can buy cards that will give it firewire ports.
You MUST have firewire to do this. The newer machines like the Acer Aspire One or any of the netbooks don't have any way to add firewire although the CPU is fast enough for video work. I capture on my old computer with firewire, and save the video to an external hard drive and edit on the netbook. Anyhow, I'm getting sidetracked!

Open your editing program and have it do a movie capture. The capture window will have buttons that look like the ones on the camera for fast forward, reverse, play, stop, etc. plus a couple for single frame reverse and forward which is useful for editing. It will also have a record button on the software. Play the tape and just as you start it, hit record. It should capture and you'll see a little data window on some software showing the frames captured and dropped during capture. That's about all there is to it. Editing is a bit trickier and I'm still learning alot of it. You can get older copies of Premiere online from a number of different sites. It's my personal favorite. It does more ... but the movie making software Microsoft provides with Windows XP and above will perform the capture perfectly well. Good luck with it.

If you have trouble, I'll be happy to get online in a chat session and talk you through it if that would help. I'm on AOL and my email is ljmagnuson@aol.com.

Lynn in New Orleans

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Most of the time the camera has to be powered off then on again for the computer to pick it up. you can also try connecting it to a capture card and saving the files that way.

Also make sure there is no ! on the device itself and make sure all drivers are installed.

I am sure some of these tips will help thanks for using fixya!

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when trying to burn a dvd onto disk it reaches 50% and the stops and shows error code 0040-0013-8046-0000c005 could you please help me solve this.

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Convert Sony TX100V 1080/60p MTS to AIC MOV for iMovie 11 and keep the raw quailty

The Sony DSC-TX100V is on the iMovie '11 compatibility list, But it's a AVCHD 1080/60p camera -- iMovie '11 supports only 30fps! The Sony DSC-TX100V another option for 1920 x 1080/60i which equates to 60 interlaced fields per second, but the video quality of 60i recording mode is not better than 60p mode, so personally i prefer to choose 1080/60p for recording mts footage.So if I want to edit Sony DSC-TX100V 1080/60p .mts video with 60fps high quality for iMovie 11 on Mac, must to convert Sony DSC-TX100V 1080/60p .mts files to iMovie 11 before editing.

After google search , I need convert my Sony DSC-TX100V 1080/60p .mts to Apple Intermediate Codec MOV for iMovie 11 with keep the raw quailty, I found Final Mate for Mac is the recommended can convert Sony DSC-TX100V 1080/60p MTS to 1080/60p AIC MOV for editing on Mac. Then I download and try it. And I had succeed with the Apple Intermediate Codec at 1920x1080 60fps editing for iMovie 11 and i'm very satisfactied with the output quality after uploading the videos on Youtube.

Here is the step-by-step guide to quickly convert Sony DSC-TX100V 1080/60p MTS to AIC 1080/60p (*.mov) for editing in iMovie 11 on Mac.

Step 1. Directly download 60fps .mts files from Sony DSC-TX100V to Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac.
Connect Sony DSC-TX100V to PC via USB cable. You will face the pop-up message asking you to use camcorder wizard or not. If you do not get the message, just click the Wizard button. Click Yes and follow the wizard to download/import 1080p files to the program.

Step 2. Create a Movie for Converting Sony DSC-TX100V 1080/60p MTS files to AIC 1080/60p MOV.

Method 1): Just select one or multiple video files you would like to convert and then drag and drop them to Movie tab. In this way, a Movie for conversion will be created.

Method 2): Click downlist of Add button and select for conversion. A blank movie is created. Then drag and drop your Sony DSC-TX100V 60fps .mts files to such a movie for merging together and making a conversion.

Step 3. Export AIC MOV video file.
Click the Export button and choose "Export into Editor". Follow iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov) to choose export format for further editing in iMovie. In this way, all video clips will be merged as one single movie for convert to iMovie.

Tips: You are free to set/adjust output MOV files parameters (Bit rate - high quailty, Frame rate - 60, Resolution/Size - 1920 x 1080, channel - 5.1 channel) to make a good output quality.

After the conversion, the AVCHD videos could be imported and recognized by Mac iMovie 11 with 60fps highest quailty. And after editing you can upload the best quailty .mts files to Youtube for share.

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As we known, Sony DCR series camcorder includes Sony DCR-SX, Sony DCR-SR, Sony DCR-HC, Sony DCR-DVD, Sony DCR-TRV, Sony DCR-VX, etc, and most of Sony DCR camcorders record video in SD MPEG-2 such as some Sony DCR-SX series, Sony DCR-SR series, Sony DCR-DVD series.

Some Popular Sony DCR Camcorder Series in the following:
Sony DCR-SR: SR40, SR42, SR60, SR68, SR82, SR87, SR100, SR200, SR300, SR45E,SR65E, SR87E, SR85E, SR220E, etc.
Sony DCR-SX: SX40, SX44, SX60, SX63, SX83, SX34E, SX40E, SX43E, SX46E, SX60E, etc.
Sony DCR-HC: HC35, HC26, HC28, HC62, HC40, HC21, HC52, HC24E, HC38E, HC54E, etc.
Sony DCR-DVD: DVD650, DVD108, DVD92, DVD850, DVD403, DVD505, DVD610E, DVD710E, etc.

Due to Sony DCR video cannot be directly imported to iMovie, Quicktime, iTunes, FCP, Adobe Premiere Pro and some other popular devices, if you want to import your Sony DCR Handycam SD video to Mac for enjoying or further editing with iMovie, FCP, FCE, etc, the first step for you to do is to convert these Sony SD video to MOV, MP4 for Mac, then you can import converted Sony DCR video to iMovie, Quicktime, iTunes, FCP on Mac for enjoying or editing.

To convert Sony DCR series video to Mac, Sony DCR Video Converter for Mac is the best software to transfer these Sony DCR SD MPEG-2 video, Sony AVCHD MTS, M2TS files, and some other camcorder videos to MOV, MP4, MPEG, 3GP, M4V, etc on Mac. Besides, you can also convert and import Sony DCR SD video to iPad, iPod, iPhones (including iPhone4), PSP, Blackberry, and other mobile players.

How to Convert Sony DCR video to Mac OS for further editing with iMovie, FCP, etc?

Step1: Add Sony DCR Video on Mac
Click "Add File" to upload your chosen Sony DCR video to Mac AVCHD Converter after you launched it.

Step2: Set Output Video Format for Mac
Click "Profile" to open the Profile drop-up list to select MOV, or MP4 as output video format for Mac OS, Quicktime, iMovie, FCP, FCE, etc.

Step3: Convert Sony DCR Video to Mac OS
Press the "Start" button to convert Sony DCR SD video or AVCHD MTS/M2TS files to Mac. After conversion finished, you can enjoy converted Sony DCR video on Mac or edit these videos with iMovie, FCP, FCE, iDVD, etc.

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Hi Heart of Chr....

Here is the USB driver for your Sony Handycam DCR-HC52e:

http://www.camerahacker.com/Forums/Video%20Camera/Sony/Sony_DCR-HC21_xp_driver_needed.files.hidden/USBDRVEN.EXE

The Firewire driver is already bundled with Windows XP.

Software for viewing, editing and transferring:
DCRHC52 is compatible with Windows Movie Maker & Apple iMovie,meaning you can usually begin editing your footage straight away usingthe software already installed on your PC.

Hope this helps :)
Season's Greetings!

Chris (ziraffa)

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