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SONY CAMCORDER DCR-HC 42-PROBLEM IN SOFTWARE

Hi I've HC-42 sony camcorder, and i tried to convert my video images to VCD, but my system does'nt have a CD-R drive so, using this PICTURE PACKAGE software i'm unable to create a VCD. There is another problem, if i try to use another software like image mixer or video immpression, the quality of the video is not that nice and it seems like the images are too blur..if anyone has any solution for this pls tell me...

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Convert my video images to "PICTURE PACKAGE software" this is for still photos. If you want video you need a firewire cable and a fire card for your PC. WinDV is free program that will help as will the info in the link. John

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Hello, i have a problem with my handycam Sony DCR-HC-30E PAL, when i conect to computer with picture package to make a VCD, the software does not recognize drive to rec vcd. Sorry my English...

Hi, Check if it has the firewire port. If so, you can get a 4 pin firewire cable and connect to the PC and record/ download the videos using Windows Movie Maker.

4 pin firewire would look like this:
http://www.pcab.co.uk/ebay/firewire%204%20to%204.jpg

You can use the Movie maker to burn it to the Disk

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Convert/Import Sony DCR-SX/SR/HC/DVD Series to Mac, iMovie, FCP

As we known, Sony DCR series camcorder includes Sony DCR-SX, Sony DCR-SR, Sony DCR-HC, Sony DCR-DVD, Sony DCR-TRV, Sony DCR-VX, etc, and most of Sony DCR camcorders record video in SD MPEG-2 such as some Sony DCR-SX series, Sony DCR-SR series, Sony DCR-DVD series.

Some Popular Sony DCR Camcorder Series in the following:
Sony DCR-SR: SR40, SR42, SR60, SR68, SR82, SR87, SR100, SR200, SR300, SR45E,SR65E, SR87E, SR85E, SR220E, etc.
Sony DCR-SX: SX40, SX44, SX60, SX63, SX83, SX34E, SX40E, SX43E, SX46E, SX60E, etc.
Sony DCR-HC: HC35, HC26, HC28, HC62, HC40, HC21, HC52, HC24E, HC38E, HC54E, etc.
Sony DCR-DVD: DVD650, DVD108, DVD92, DVD850, DVD403, DVD505, DVD610E, DVD710E, etc.

Due to Sony DCR video cannot be directly imported to iMovie, Quicktime, iTunes, FCP, Adobe Premiere Pro and some other popular devices, if you want to import your Sony DCR Handycam SD video to Mac for enjoying or further editing with iMovie, FCP, FCE, etc, the first step for you to do is to convert these Sony SD video to MOV, MP4 for Mac, then you can import converted Sony DCR video to iMovie, Quicktime, iTunes, FCP on Mac for enjoying or editing.

To convert Sony DCR series video to Mac, Sony DCR Video Converter for Mac is the best software to transfer these Sony DCR SD MPEG-2 video, Sony AVCHD MTS, M2TS files, and some other camcorder videos to MOV, MP4, MPEG, 3GP, M4V, etc on Mac. Besides, you can also convert and import Sony DCR SD video to iPad, iPod, iPhones (including iPhone4), PSP, Blackberry, and other mobile players.

How to Convert Sony DCR video to Mac OS for further editing with iMovie, FCP, etc?

Step1: Add Sony DCR Video on Mac
Click "Add File" to upload your chosen Sony DCR video to Mac AVCHD Converter after you launched it.

Step2: Set Output Video Format for Mac
Click "Profile" to open the Profile drop-up list to select MOV, or MP4 as output video format for Mac OS, Quicktime, iMovie, FCP, FCE, etc.

Step3: Convert Sony DCR Video to Mac OS
Press the "Start" button to convert Sony DCR SD video or AVCHD MTS/M2TS files to Mac. After conversion finished, you can enjoy converted Sony DCR video on Mac or edit these videos with iMovie, FCP, FCE, iDVD, etc.

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Software download for sony dcr hc19e

Hi there,I have a sony dcr hc19e camcorder and i have lost the software disk to convert from the recorder to my pc,is there anywhere i can download a copy of this,Regards
Lee.
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Software

This software is avaliable on charge basis at Sony stores.
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Laptop not recognizing USB connection from HC20

I'm not sure why the camcorder is giving you an error message... but you should know that this "Burn VCD" thing is a pretty nasty hack from Sony. 

This will only work in conjunction with the Sony "Picture Package" software.. you have to have that running and properly set up for the video transfer via USB to work. And if it does work, the quality will be horrible -- 1/4 the resolution of you DV images, and arguably worst than VHS tape.

For a real video transfer from any mini-DV camcorder, you need a Firewire connection (Sony calls this i.Link), and a video
capture utility (Windows Movie Maker will work, that's included with most versions of Windows these days). A good video package will allow you to convert the DV footage into DVD, which maintains the quality of the DV camcorder's native format. 
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Image on my dcr hc 42 lcd screen has greenish tone, red is lacking

Sony has had some CCD problems with this and other model I think it is important to contact Sony at 1-866-703-7669
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Copy from tape to Vcd problem

i cannot transfer videos to vcd because every time i tried keep saying error problem is i dont have the software how can i get the software from the internet
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Some problem with sony dcr hc-40

USB cann't make your video transfer. You can do it with a fireware cable only (other name - "i Link"). You have to buy it (4x4 type). I hope your laptop has a fireware port. USB will help you only with your still images, and about Sony software - forget it for your video capturing. Just for your stills. Browse the net (yahoo, google...) and download a free WinDV software. Easy to use and very fast capturing program.
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Proble with `VCD Burn `

As far as I know You have to have a Sony PC for those instructions to work. Since there are 14 million PCs out there, I can't know how to run yours.
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Proble with `VCD Burn `

AFAIK you have to have a Sony PC for those instructions to work. Since there are 14 million PCs out there, I can't know how to run yours.
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