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Depending on what type of connector your computer has, you will need to get a firewire cable (also known as IEEE-1394a cable). The connector on your camcorder is a 4-pin connector. You will either have that same looking connector on your computer (some laptops now have the 4-pin connector) or a 6-pin connector (D shaped). 884068d.jpg This picture is of a 4-pin (right side of pic) to 6-pin (left side of pic) cable. These are available at many electronic stores and online. To be safe, have your camcorder powered off when connecting to the computer. Once you have connected the cables, turn your camcorder on and insert the tape that you would like to transfer. Your computer should recognize it and install the appropriate driver. Most computers have some sort of free video editing program (like Windows Movie Maker). Depending on the software, you may have the option to import the entire video tape or only parts.

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Sony Handycam... • Answered on Jul 23, 2011


Use a firewire cab le to connect to the computer. Then open Windows Movie Maker to capture. With Digital-8 you may have to start the camera manually. eg. push the play button on the camera

Sony Handycam... • Answered on Apr 30, 2011


my guess is that the software is not compatible with windows 7. if that's the only pc you have, there are programs you can install to help you. this link should get you started and its from Microsoft...
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx
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Sony Handycam... • Answered on Apr 17, 2011


Blue screen indicates no signal. Rewind the tape or make a recording to check it's not something this simple.

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Sony Handycam... • Answered on Feb 11, 2011


Tape mechanism problems can be quite complicated but they can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired by a qualified service technician.

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Sony Handycam... • Answered on Jan 31, 2011


This is most likely caused by a damaged or misaligned video drum and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired by a qualified service technician.

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Sony Handycam... • Answered on Jan 17, 2011


I'm sorry to hear that you lost the supplied CD with the Camcorder. Unfortunately, it is required to install the driver and software from the supplied CD to transfer videos through USB interface for XP OS.
This is not the case if you're using an OS which is higher than XP ( like Vista, Windows 7). In the case of Vista and Windows 7, the Camcorder has no drivers available for USB interface. Hence you can use the either i.LINK or A/V interface to transfer the videos.

Please follow the steps to transfer video to a computer using an i.LINK connection (IEEE 1394).


IMPORTANT: Video capture software and a compatible video capture card must be installed on the computer. Depending on the computer manufacturer, various video capture cards and software (Adobe Premiere, Roxio Video Wave, Microsoft Windows Movie Maker, etc.) may be available or already installed on your computer. If necessary, contact the manufacturer of your computer for further information.

NOTE: Many Sony VAIO computers are bundled with Sony DVgate Motion or DVgate Plus software for video capturing. Some VAIO computers also include Click To DVD software that will allow video capture to the computer hard drive or directly to a DVD.

  1. Connect an i.LINK cable (also known as IEEE 1394) to the i.LINK port on the digital camcorder.


i.LINK Cable.


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i.LINK port.


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  1. Connect the other end of the i.LINK 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.

  1. Turn on the digital camcorder by moving the POWER switch to the VTR position.
  2. Cue the camcorder tape to the beginning of the video footage.
  3. Turn on the computer.
  4. Start the video capture software on the computer.
  5. Begin playing the recorded video in the camcorder.
  6. 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.


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Sony Handycam... • Answered on Jan 13, 2011


You can connect this camera to a suitable TV with either the S-Video lead or the RCA lead, but only if the TV is equipped with the appropriate inputs. The S-Video lead looks like a tiny DIN plug, and the RCA jacks are three separate plugs coloured red, white and yellow (yellow is composite video, red and white are left and right stereo sound). If you use S-Video you will also need to make a separate connection for sound (using the red and white RCA connectors). Sometimes the TV sound input is a mini stereo jack, and you will need a Y connector to adapt the two RCA connectors to the mini jack, or maybe the camera's sound output is also by mini jack, in which case you may need the reverse Y connector. Most TVs have some way of accepting a video signal, but you may already be using it for a DVD player or the like.

If your TV lacks these connections, you may be able to use an adapter. In the UK, most recent TVs have a SCART (Peritel) socket, which takes a big plug with 21 connections on it. You can get an adapter to fit that socket that will allow you to plug in the RCA connectors and maybe the S-video too. I don't know what country you are in, or what adapters are available in your country if it isn't the UK.

Once you have made the connections, you must select the appropriate input on your TV. The other possible hiccup is setting the camera to the right video standard, NTSC or PAL., to match that used by your TV.

The USB cord will not connect your camera to the TV.

Sony Handycam... • Answered on Jan 11, 2011


There is a tutorial on the Sony site, and other info on your camera, linked from THIS PAGE

Sony Handycam... • Answered on Dec 30, 2010


This is usually caused by an oxidized or defective Audio/Video drum. Try running a cleaning tape through the camera. If this does not solve the problem the camera will need to be repaired qualified service technician.

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Sony Handycam... • Answered on Sep 07, 2010


If you have your driver cd install it.If you have the Data cable for your camcorder.Connect your camcorder with data cable and another end to the computer.Or remove your memory card to computer with memory card reader.Then you can import your photos to computer.

Sony Handycam... • Answered on Sep 06, 2010



This is usually caused by a defective CCD image sensor and can be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it’s not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired qualified service technician.

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Sony Handycam... • Answered on Aug 19, 2010


All of pre-HDD cam does have FireWire port somewhere in it (or at the docking station in case of SONY's)

In order to capture the footage from the cam to your PC,you need the Firewire card and the cable.Should be available at any computer hardware store.All you have to do is to install the card to your PC,connect your cam to your computer via the cable,then capture the video by your favorite video editing software.


Yes,that sounds a bit more difficult than drag-and-drop work in USB-connection camera,but not too difficult to understand,of course.

Sony Handycam... • Answered on Aug 07, 2010


Most of the Sony digital 8 cameras are fantastic bits of kit, I know I have got 2 of these, and both have Firewire cable sockets (marked with a 3 bladed windmill) just but your cable from your local camera or PC World shop, your looking at from £10 to £15 depending who you buy from.

Sony Handycam... • Answered on Jul 15, 2010


Yes you are so right, that type of camera the digital 8 (I have the 340) of your model and none of these new platic cameras today will beat it on build or picture.
But the problem with downloading to your hard-drive on the PC is that it will need to be pluged into your PC for it to work, so where would you plug it in camera? but honest if you buy the right type of DVD disks say the Verbatim type pack of 10 around £14 and you use the Firewire cable (NOT USB) to download your movies then you will have no problems. Some DVD recorders on the PC do not like the -r so do get + R types, I always get great results.
Take care, let me know okay? if I can help I will..
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David

Sony Handycam... • Answered on May 28, 2010


I have had the same thing happen on my Sony 340 digital 8 too, and it was the LCD chip that failed, I understand that this is common on a number of models, Sony did do a recall on some makes to stop this problem, but I never see recall till my LCD failed in 2007.

Sony Handycam... • Answered on May 22, 2010

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