Question about Sony Handycam DCR-TRV900 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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I am running windows 7 on my laptop. My laptop does not see the Sony DCR-TRV900 Mini DV camera. So I am unable to use my avid application to capture video. In Windows, I tried to add a device but I was not successful. Is there anything I can do to make The Sony DCR-TRV900 work with windows 7?

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  • mushark Mar 22, 2011

    I did add windows movie maker as you suggested, but I was unable to capture because the computer does not see the camera (DCR-TRV900). If I can get the computer to accept the camera, I will be able to capture.

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Two ways

1. use the A/V cable - computer needs to have a Analog TV card to work with the camera.

2. use the Firewire cable that came with the camera - use windows movie maker.

1 Connect your MiniDV camcorder to your computer via FireWire cable. If a FireWire cable did not come with your MiniDV camcorder, you can purchase one at any electronics store.
2 Click "Start."
3 Click "Programs."
4 Click on "Windows Movie Maker" to launch the software.
5 Turn on your MiniDV camcorder and place it in "Review" mode to view footage already on tape. Rewind your tape to the beginning of the segment you'd like to capture onto your computer.
6 Click "File" in Windows Movie Maker.
7 Click "Capture Video."
8 Click on the name of your attached MiniDV camcorder from the Windows Movie Maker "Capture Video" screen.
9 Click "Start Capture." Windows Movie Maker will play the MiniDV tape in your camcorder and capture the footage onto your PC. When you've reached the end of the segment you'd like to capture, click "Stop."


If you dont have windows movie maker get it from
http://explore.live.com/windows-live-movie-maker?

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