20 Most Recent Sony Handycam CCD-TRV208E Camcorder Questions & Answers


How do I transfer vidoes onto pc with a firewire

Most PCs have a USB port, but no Firewire port. Macs often have a Firewire port but may not have USB. As most Windows PCs do not come with this interface, you might need to fit an add-on Firewire interface card. This will come with a driver for the card.

Suitable Firewire (DV) cables can easily be found on Amazon or eBay. You will need the kind with a small (four pin) connector at one end and a larger (six pin) connector at the other.
11/17/2010 1:28:27 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Nov 17, 2010

Cant connect it to my

Your PC must have an analog input in order to accept that kind of signal - they are RCA connections. If you don't have the inputs you can purchase an analog to USB adapter.
10/28/2010 8:16:48 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Oct 28, 2010

Please let me know how

You need to install a video input card into your computer. These are widely and cheaply available for PCs running Windows, and will come with the software required. You can then record the video off the camera or VHS player into a computer file, which you can then copy to a CD later. The card will have sockets for standard RCA plug type analogue video and audio leads.
10/18/2010 11:31:57 AM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Oct 18, 2010

How do you get videos from the camera corder onto

For Hi-8 you have to buy Analog capture card than you can transfer your video at your system
8/10/2010 8:41:28 AM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Aug 10, 2010

Error code C:31:22

Try the below instruction first. If it will not help. Please leave a comment.

8/9/2010 1:32:40 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Aug 09, 2010

It keeps flashing c:31:22 whats wrong

This Sony code in your camera is telling you the video heads are dirty, buy or put a cleaning tape in the camera and press play for around 30 seconds, if problem is not resolved use tape cleaner for 30 more sec, that is all it is I assure you.

6/12/2010 6:10:49 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Jun 12, 2010

Looking for user manuael

Click Sony Support to download user manual free copy of CCD-TRV208E
If camcorder model number is different, let me know.
6/9/2010 11:31:58 AM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Jun 09, 2010

Want film on dvd

you will need a firewire cable (ieee 1394).
you will also need a firewire port on your laptop. if you don't have one the you can buy a firewire pci card.
1/26/2010 10:24:47 AM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Jan 26, 2010

Error message c:31:23 flashing and unable to take


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Always check the batteries first but if is it still giving the same fault, your camera is faulty.
It should be taken to an authorized repair centre for a repair estimate. Very few digital cameras have any user-serviceable parts.

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12/20/2009 9:42:22 AM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Dec 20, 2009

I can't find the cd for the software that goes with my camera. Is

Try these links. The second link may contain software that you can use for your camera although I did not see your specific model listed, Sometimes you can use a closer model numbers software and it will work the same.
Manuals and contact support link. As Sony to send you the cd or provide you with a ftp link: http://support.sony-europe.com/dime/camcorders/v8c/v8c.aspx?site=odw_en_GB&m=CCD-TRV208E
ALternative software for other models that Might work: http://www.helpdrivers.com/ingles/listado/panellis.asp?marca=Sony&perif=camaras1
8/31/2009 3:06:51 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Aug 31, 2009

I have a Sony Handycam

Well, for the most part, yes. The analog capture card will allow you to connect the camera to the computer for transfer. You could use something along the line of this card, but you could also use a USB Capture device if your system is fast enough - if not, a PCI or even PCI-x card would be better. The last piece of the puzzle would be capturing software in order to make the actual video file itself - both of the links above include some basic software, but you'll need something more along the lines of Adobe Premiere Elements or iMovie (mac) if you want to do any actual editing of the movie.
Please rate this solution if you feel it has helped! Thanks, and good luck!!
5/12/2009 9:04:29 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on May 12, 2009

Sony handycam CCD-TRV308

i read in a forum somewhere that ppl were having the same issue and their solution was a solid smack on all four sides and everyone who tried it reported success.
10/2/2008 1:45:13 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Oct 02, 2008

Fault code c-31:22

your needs repair in mechanism..Fault given is undetected reel motor rotation .This can be caused by a bad captan motor ,pinch roller bad or bad LS chassis ribbon from upper cassette mechanism.If unit has old type (B) mechanism ,there is a good change LS chassis ribbon is bad .When cassette is inserted and pushed into mech .The latch for LS chassis wears down ribbon and causing a sensor fault ..
4/15/2008 11:53:40 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Apr 15, 2008

Capture Operation.

First thing i would try is doing a cleaning but a dry head cleaner.
2/12/2008 7:01:26 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Feb 12, 2008

Sony DCR-DVD200 camcorder not turning on after trying to fix it.

The best thing you can do now is to take it to a specialist and get them to do the repairs. Camcorders have a lot of electronics in them and can be easily damaged if your a not an experienced repairer. You might also have to consider that this camcorder might not be repairable.
4/13/2022 7:57:16 AM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Apr 13, 2022

Handycam CCD-TRV70 Hi8 camcorder. Why is it suddenly playing all tapes fuzzy, with no audio?

The record / playback heads probably need cleaning, using a compatible cleaning tape. Failing that, it is either damaged or broken.
1/5/2021 11:43:05 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Jan 05, 2021
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