I bought my digital camera 3 years ago and the disc I have was for Windows XP now that I have changed to Vista Home Premium I can't use the disc, therefore can I download the disc drivers from the web site
so that I can continue to use the camera on my computer
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You can download THIS software. SONY DCR-DVD708 driver will also apply to Vista, especially:
Microsoft® Windows Vista® Ultimate 64-bit
Microsoft® Windows Vista® Ultimate
Microsoft® Windows Vista® Home Premium 64-bit
Microsoft® Windows Vista® Business Microsoft® Windows Vista® Home Basic 64-bit Microsoft® Windows Vista® Business 64-bit Microsoft® Windows Vista® Home Basic Microsoft® Windows Vista® Home Premium
The imagemixer version that came in the CD-ROM with the camera may no longer work with Windows Vista. A new version, inagemixer 3, has been developed for Vista. You download it from this website. The installation procedure is also provided on this website.
According to the website the software and driver download is for all versions of windows. So if the one they have does not work you could try to run the software in windows xp compatibility mode..I do not know if it will work.
according to this it is supported with windows vista but im not so sure. just use it on your own risk.
select an OS and download. install it to your pc and it should be working after that. hope that helps!
Vista should be able to download this without any issues as it already includes the drivers. i was able to do this with my sony dcr-trv250 painlessly over the ieee-1394 (firewire) port using the DVD capturing bloat-ware (Ulead DVD creater) Toshiba had already installed for me. My toshiba satellite is running Vista Home Premium.
as regards analog hi8 playback, the product manual for the 250 says that this is NOT supported, i.e., it CANNOT play back analog hi8 tapes. Also, i wonder if PAL would be supported here in the US (assuming you're in the US, of course). I would expect only NTSC support. but it's a moot issue, since it doesn't play analog
plug the camera in via usb so the camera shows up as a removeable drive. if it picks up the camera as a DVD burner instead of drive, install the DVD-RAM drivers (in compatibility mode for XP SP2 w/ administrative privileges if necessary) and browse the contents of the disc - copy and paste the VRO file to your hard drive and rename it as an mpg - should be readable at that point. good luck.
I've got the same camera and I use "Windows Movie Maker" to transfer my recordings to DVD's. The program came with Windows Vista, but you may be able to download it from Microsoft.com . There's another program that also came with Windows Vista Home Premium. It's "Muvee Auto Producer 5.0" and YES! I realize that's not how to spell "MOVIE", that's how they spell it. Anyway, although I haven't used it yet, it will transfer your home movies to DVD or you can save them to the hard drive. I prefer the "Movie Maker". It's pretty easy and it has some pretty neat features. You'll like it too. Let me know if there's anything else I can help you with. I know how you feel! I was in the same boat as you, when I first got that camera...NO WAY TO SAVE MY HOME MOVIES AND COULDN'T FIND ANYONE TO TELL ME HOW TO DO IT OR WHAT SOFTWARE TO GET. Just so you know, everything you need, to do what you're wanting to do...I already installed and ready to go in the "HP Pavilion a1710n", including the FireWire Port. Or, you could get Windows Vista Home Premium...but I don't care for it myself. Good Luck To You, Bill