I am using the correct usb cord and everything is turned on correctly, however my computer will not read my camcorder. IT is a Sony CCD-TRV608 NTSC, I have tried hooking it up to three different computers, and nothing. The program I am trying to use is Roxio Easy Media Creator 9, and also I have tried Windows media player. While going through the online manual, I have realized I do not have the disc that came with the camera, does this make a difference? Or is it the analog/ digital thing, is there a download online? Thanks so much.
If you are using a vista computer here is your solution.
This is the only solution that I have found that really works. The only problem is you need access to a computer running XP. On the Sony website they have drivers for XP. The XP drivers work for Vista, but vista will not let you install them normally. So on an XP computer goto the sony website and download the xp drivers and install them on the xp computer. Then all you need to do is go into your C: drive and there will be a folder called "Drivers" in that folder you will see the sony usb folder. Just copy it, onto a disc or thumb drive. then copy the folder to your vista computer. You can put it anywhere, I jsut put it on the desktop for easy access. Then plug in your usb cable for the camcorder, let it try to install, then it will give you an option to sellect the files yourself, browse to the folder you coppied onto your desktop and Viola, Vista will find the drivers and install them. you now can use the usb connection on your camcorder.
if you are having a hard time finding the files, email me and I will send them to you.
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The drivers needed to connect your Sony camcorder to a computer and transfer files are already included in the operating system.
The USB streaming feature is not supported with the Windows 7 operating system.
The Windows 7 Starter edition is not supported.
Connect a Firewire cable to the DV port on the camcorder.
Connect the other end of the i.LINK (firewire) cable to the computer.
NOTE: The computer i.LINK ports and capture cards may have either 4-pin or 6-pin connections. Sony digital camcorders use i.LINK ports with 4 pins. If your computer only has a 6-pin i.LINK port, then it will be necessary to use a 4-pin to 6-pin i.LINK cable.
Turn on the digital camcorder by moving the POWER switch to the VTR position.
Cue the camcorder tape to the beginning of the video footage.
Turn on the computer. Your computer should recognize the camcorder and automatically install the driver it needs.
Start the video capture software on the computer.
Begin playing the recorded video in the camcorder.
Begin importing the video with the capture software.
It should now be possible to copy the video using the video capture software if the computer hardware and software are configured correctly.
mac doesn't support usb streaming so that leaves us with firewire. it should be a plug-and-play connection. no need to install any kind of driver for the camcorder (but try to check if there are any available driver updates for the firewire card).if possible try to check if your computer firewire port is working by using other devices.your imovie software should detect the camcorder once connected.if not, disconnect cam, open imovie, and connect again.if still doesnt,RESET camcorder.if still the same try restarting computer with cam connected and powered on.check if you have a dv in indicator on your screen.check if firewire cable connection is secured.try diff ilink cable if available.if still no go, try a diff computer. if everything fails might also be a service issue.hope this helps.tnx:)
Try connecting your camcorder to your computer before you turn it on and see if it will work that way. Sounds like you have USB issues. Or you might have USB1.0 or 1.1 and not 2.0 and that is why it is not acting correctly.
As a camcorder technician, I would not recomend to be too creative on charging the battery. The battery plays very important role in today's camcorder design. You need to use correct charging procedure or similiar 3rd party method. I would get one cheap at EBAY. I see over 200 listing under accessories for this camcorder. Good luck.
Some of those av cords are wired for use on Apple computers and the leads into the mini jack are either reversed or they don't line up properly. The best way to get it fixed is to bring the camera into Radio Shack and test the correct cable that you need. You can order one from Canon usa website as well.
To get the USB connection to work requires software to run it. Pinnacle Studio works well with that.
I just wanna share lil-information about Sony camcorders that if its model number starts with CCD-XXXX, it means its analog camera and it doesn't have capability to connect to Computer by USB cord. If its model starts with DCR-XXXX, it means its digital camcorder and can be connected with Computer. In 1997, all camcorders were analog and there was no digital camera in market.
the usb mode is usually reserved for removing pictures from memory card through camcorder to computer-using camcorder as web cam-new models can stream lower quality video from camcorder to computer-for a dvd cam use a converter box ie pinnacle movie box to convert analog A/V connections to usb and that will stream the correct way-
Use the provided cable for your camcorder that includes either a rca (yellow, red, white) end or s-video, component, etc... then plug those into the input of your vcr. you will need to select the correct setting on your vcr (possibly input 2) to view the camcorder.