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Can Not Transfer Video to Computer

How do you download video from camcorder to computer. Computer does not appear to recognize the USB.

I am using a Firewire 1394 to USB 2.0 Cable directly into my USB port on my laptop. I have a Samsung SC-D372 MiniDV Camcorder. My system information is as follows:
OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium
Version 6.0.6000 Build 6000
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name ALLAN-PC
System Manufacturer TOSHIBA
System Model Satellite L35
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Celeron(R) M CPU 420 @ 1.60GHz, 1598 Mhz, 1 Core(s), 1 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date TOSHIBA V2.30, 12/25/2006
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6000.16386"
User Name Allan-PC\Allan
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 445.56 MB
Available Physical Memory 89.75 MB
Total Virtual Memory 1.41 GB
Available Virtual Memory 682.26 MB
Page File Space 1.00 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

Thankyou in advance for any help you can give me. I know I will NOT ever recommend this model and possibly manufacturer to anyone. I have had nothing but a hard time with this. Thanks again.

Sincerely,
Allan Jordan

Please help! I have been trying for weeks to transport my movie onto my computer to burn a copy for friends and family. I have installed all software that came with my camcorder. It seems to have met all system requirements with my computer (windows vista). I have my camcorder plugged into USB port, I can watch video in Intervideo Media One Gallery. But when I try to import media, I get an error message stating that it cannot find my dvd camcorder device (make sure turned on etc) I am just so frustrated, why does it find the device and play the movie on the computer screed when I click the device tab, but it cannot find the movie or camcorder for that matter in any other tab? I have a sc-dc173u model, couldn't select it form find your product menu. Is there possibly a phone # I could call to get a walk through if that is what it takes to get this problem solved?

Thank you
I appreciate any advice at all that you can give me!!

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  • DAWNZAP Jul 10, 2008

    I am using the cable that came with the camcorder. Does that help?

  • Brip23 Mar 31, 2009

    I have the SC DC 164 and am having the same problem. I cannot even get my pc to recognize the camera as an Imaging divice without searching for it in the control panel. I will never recomend any samsung products as a result of this and many other problems with this miniDV camcorder. Sorry to hear my misery has company.

  • mavtek May 11, 2010

    Have you checked to see if the Camcorder supports a firewire to usb conversion cable like you are using? Check their online support for clarification.

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The Samsung web site has a 32-bit Vista driver but no 64-bit driver. Come on, it's 2009 for God's sake!

FEAR NOT:

For Vista (or any OS), first FINALIZE* the mini-disk using your Samsung camera. FINALIZING creates a DVD out of your mini-disk. You can put that in your computer and it will play just like any DVD. If you want to edit your movies, your mini-DVD has .vob (movie) files on it.

Movie Maker won't import a .vob file so you'll have to convert it to .avi using a third-party conversion tool. I use Need4Video for around $50. I think there's free ones out there too.

And that's how I spent my summer vacation.

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Have you tried Movie Maker within Windows Vista? I use Movie Maker in XP and that seems to work well for me on my Panasonic camcorder. Have you checked to make sure you have the latest drivers for Vista for your camcorder? Also your laptop may not be able to run Vista Movie maker, there is a version for limited video cards you can find it here.

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Hi, I don't know if you are still trying to figure it out but I have the same camera and I bought a Firewire adapter card similar to this: IOGear IEEE 1394 3-Port Cardbus Card, except I have a couple of USB ports on it as well. I use Windows XP and so I just connect from the DV of the camera and stick the other end (the firewire) into my adapter card and then stick that into the slot on my computer and it works fine.

I agree though, this camera SUCKS. Good luck. :) ~A

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