All of a sudden I cannot capture footage from my dcr-trv18 to my computer via firewire.
I have tried using another firewire cable, I've checked the computer port connecting it to a hard drive, and tried connecting the camera to another computer, and reset the computer for possible errors.
So, the firewire port from the camera is damaged. Is there anything you suggest I can do before taking the camera for repair?
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Re: firewire port damaged
Take a magnifying glass to the firewire port on the camera. Check to see if it looks damaged at all.
Sometimes the port has become disengaged from the internal component. Sometimes it's simply damaged because the cable was inserted improperly. They are not very rugged.
In my opinion, you followed perfect troubleshooting techniques. Time to send it in for an estimate.
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USB connection will allow still photos ONLY to be capture to a computer.
To capture the footage from the tape you will have to connect with a firewire cable, also called iLink or IEEE1394a.
Windows Movie Maker will be one program that can capture the footage.
You require a firewire cable to connect to the PC then use Movie Maker to capture the footage.
Cameras use a 4 pin socket and computers can use 4, 6, or 9 pin sockets.
Determine which socket is on the trget computer and buy the necessary cable.
FYI: Most Laptops use 4 pin and most Desktops use 6 pin. Avoid adapters if possible.
For example; if your Desktop computer has a 6 pin socket you buy a 4 to 6 pin firewire cable. Firewire is also called iLink or IEEE 1394.
Hi in order to get footage off your camera through Firewire i.e DV you will have to use a software to capture the footage. You can use iMovie to capture the footage off the camera. Open Apple System Profiler (it's in the Utilities folder) and check to see if your camera appears in the FireWire section.
If your camera is connected via FireWire and is turned on, follow one or
more of these tips to re-establish the connection to the camera.
Turn the camera off and back on again.
the FireWire cable from your computer and reconnect it. Do the same at
the camera as well. If the camera is connected through a FireWire hub,
try connecting the camera directly to the computer.
Some cameras need to be set to "VTR", "VCR", or "DV" mode in order to
communicate with a computer. Check your camera's documentation for
information on how to set your camera to this mode if needed
All of pre-HDD cam does have FireWire port somewhere in it (or at the docking station in case of SONY's)
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.
to transfer video from your camcorder to your pc you will need a firewire cable (ieee 1394). only with this cable you will be able to transer video.
you will also need a firewire port on your pc.
if you don't have one then you can buy a firewire pci card.
Use an i.LINK cable to transfer the video to the Computer. The i.LINK
port is also called IEEE 1394 or Firewire port. (An i.LINK is a black D
shaped connector with 4 or 6 pins. The type of cable to be used will
depend on the i.LINK port of your Computer. The Sony Camcorder will
have the 4 pin i.LINK cable and if the computer has the 6 pin i.LINK
port, then you may have to use the 4 pin to 6 pin i.LINK Cable).
You can use any video capturing software like Windows Movie Maker to transfer the video from the Computer.
Refer this link for the instruction to transfer the video to the Computer using i.LINK cable.
You should be able to hook up through usb or firewire. If your computer has a firewire port on it you can but a firewire cable that works with your camera and then use windows movie maker to capture the video footage. You can then burn it to a dvd.
Sounds to me that the bit rate on your PC or capturing device is not as high as that now available through the firewire ports. Try increasing the bit rate in your settings and see if that helps. Or have you always used firewire?