20 Most Recent Sony Handycam DCR-TRV22E Mini DV Digital Camcorder Questions & Answers


No pictures shown on screen when record. what is played back is the hazy blank stuff ?

this could be the head's problem, try to clean it with cleaner cassette. if the result n/g must change the head.
3/14/2016 10:39:26 AM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Mar 14, 2016

Transfer video to laptop or pc

This requires a i.LINK socket on the PC, is also known as Firewire or IEEE 1394; if your PC doesn't have one of these inputs, adaptors and add-on cards are widely available). This page from sony shows how How to transfer DV or Digital8 videos to your PC and supplies the software required. You can buy a Firewire to USB lead from here. USB to Firewire Ieee 1394 4 Pin Ilink Adapter Cable 5 feet
3/23/2015 1:50:34 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Mar 23, 2015

How to troubleshoot a video camera when the LCD

If you see correct picture in Eye Piece view finder but dark picture in LCD that shows problem with connecting flexible wire between LCD board and Camcorder main board. It got cracked/ damaged or broken after some time due to open/ close of LCD in its position.
Replace that flexible wire and problem will be solved.
Post back further question if you have any.

4/26/2014 3:48:45 AM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Apr 26, 2014

Connect Camcorder DCR0TVR20E to thunderbolt port on MacBook Pro using conversion cable Thunderbolt to Firewire does not seem to work. How can I fix this?

how to donload driver for thia video cam ... can someone tell me please???
12/20/2013 7:08:13 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Dec 20, 2013

Panasonic says there is no driver for hmc40 camcorder. How do I get it to upload to windows vista.? It will upload to windows 7 but not vista yet panasonic says it's compatible. When I connect

Try going to sony's website and look for the driver for Windows Vista. It should be there.David
3/17/2013 12:02:08 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Mar 17, 2013

I losed my driver software for my sony h

The drivers for Windows7 are included with the operating system. See this.
11/8/2012 2:45:18 AM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Nov 08, 2012

Drivers Handycam DCR TRV22e

The USB streaming driver for the Camcorder is not available for Windows Vista OS from Sony at this point. Hence it is not possible to transfer videos using USB interface. You may use i.LINK or A/V interface to transfer videos from the Camcorder to the Computer which is running on Windows Vista Operating System.

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.
  2. i.LINK Cable.
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    i.LINK port.


    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.

6/24/2012 5:18:46 AM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Jun 24, 2012

Need driver software for sony

I have a copy that wont work with windows 7 64bit,

But you can download the drivers and software from www.sony.com/support
7/28/2011 9:55:41 AM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Jul 28, 2011

Where i get cable to

You can get these cables at electronics stores like Radio Shack or online from sites like Amazon.
Be sure to get the proper cable as they come in 4-pin to 4-pin or 4-pin to 6-pin. Check the ports on the dell for 4 or 6 pin.
6/2/2011 1:04:41 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Jun 02, 2011

The lens no longer works

If the iris is stuck you can use the palm of your hand and give it a good rap on it. That may free up the iris.
5/9/2011 4:34:50 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on May 09, 2011

I'm not able to install


The DCR-TRV22E Camcorder can be connected to the Macintosh Computer with the i.LINK (Firewire) cable. The Software supplied with the Camcorder is not compatible with the Macintosh Computer. Instead you've to use the Firewire cable for connecting the Camcorder to the Computer. You can use the iMovie Software for transferring the videos. You do not require any drivers from Sony, to transfer the video via i.LINK.
You require to purchase either a 4 - pin to 4 - pin or a 4 - pin to 6 - pin i.LINK / Firewire cable depending on the number of pins on the i.LINK / Firewire port of your computer (since Camcorder will have only 4PIN i-LINK, while the Computer may have a 4PIN or 6 PIN i.LINK port).

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5/8/2011 2:54:39 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on May 08, 2011

Usb driver problem

the fault lies with the company for not creating vista drivers.

but calm down, dude. Is there something wrong with using XP? everyone knows vista is rife with driver issues, surely you didn't ENTIRELY expect something made for XP would definitely work on Vista? That's just a bit naive.

I think the issue here ("I am having problems with the compatability with my sony handicam dcr-30 and windows vista.") is in attempt to acquire drivers or workarounds for the problem.

I myself have a slightly different model, but have heard that using a firewire cable, in conjunction with a mysterious 'work in XP mode' function hidden somewhere in Vista (Ultimate?) has proved to be a success with some Sony Handycams.

This is the sort of thing we're meant to be talking about here, and nobody's gonna benefit from merely bashing the reputation of the company responsible, no matter how frustrating it may be.
4/27/2011 5:40:57 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Apr 27, 2011

Sony Handycam DCR-30. help me with drivers

Sony's website has an installation tool for Vista that requires the model #, Serial # and product number from your software cd that came with the camera.
4/27/2011 5:34:58 PM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Apr 27, 2011


4/7/2011 6:20:44 AM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Apr 07, 2011

How do i get my

Open Windows Movie Maker and connect with a firewire cable.
3/4/2011 10:03:30 AM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Mar 04, 2011

I have one sony handycam

You open add hardware wizard from contoll panell and follow the steps shown by wizard after connecting your camera through data cable or blutooth,infrared or something else posses by your camera or pc both install the drivers or install software given by company of your camera and your camera is ready for access
2/28/2011 8:25:41 AM • Sony Handycam... • Answered on Feb 28, 2011
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