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Copy from tape to Vcd problem

The problem arrises when i try to copy the tape contents of my camcorder in vcd through USB cable.In the softwere provided by sony i cant mention the terget drive i.e. my CDR drive. each time i try to go to options the corresponding input box remain blank. now i cant copy my tape contaons to vcd. please help.

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  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2007

    i tried to copy it from nero scout but still i cannot transfer

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2007

    the same problem

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  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2007

    the problem arrises when i try to copy the tape contents of my camcorder in vcd through USB cable.In the softwere provided by sony i cant mention the terget drive i.e. my CDR drive. each time i try to go to options the corresponding input box remain blank. now i cant copy my tape contaons to vcd. please help.

  • Green_0o0 Mar 19, 2008

    I'm having the same problem,that when i try to copy the tape contents of my camcorder in vcd through USB cable.In the softwere provided by sony i cant mention the terget drive i.e. my CDR drive. each time i try to go to options the corresponding input box remain blank. now i cant copy my tape contaons to vcd. please help.

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2008

    how can i transfer my video to personal computer

  • cyrilajith Oct 12, 2008

    I'm having the same problem,that when i try to copy the tape contents of my camcorder in vcd through USB cable.In the softwere provided by sony i cant mention the terget drive i.e. my CDR drive. each time i try to go to options the corresponding input box remain blank. now i cant copy my tape contaons to vcd. please help.

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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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Sony model camcorder DCR-HC40E


well if you were to burn them via windows vista, I'm sure you could do that directly from your computer, if not I'd just talk to a real person (custumer service line, a shop etc.)

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Hello! I'm using a softwer : movie shaker 3.1. for Sony Handycam DCR-IP5E Micro MV Digital Camcorder and it is unable to scan longer clips then 2-3minutes,that is the maximum... Has anyboy idea for this...


Hi,
You need to use DV Port in camcorder to transfer movie files into computer that must has same DV Port.
USB port can not be used to transfer movie files as its just to provide still picture data.
DV Port is maybe labeled as iLink in your camcorder so hook camcorder with computer with DV cable.
Hope this info will help you.
Thanks.


Mar 27, 2010 | Sony Handycam DCR-IP5E Micro MV Digital...

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Cant transfer videos to pc


Option 1:

If you want to use the USB cable to connect the Camera to the Computer to transfer the video to the Computer then:

(Applicable for Vista Operating System Only.)

This Camcorder does not support USB streaming with the VISTA Operating System. 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.

http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/documentLink.do?externalId=C111893

NOTE: As the Camcorder does not support USB streaming with Vista, it is not required to use any Sony Device Driver to transfer the video to the Computer. You do not require any Drivers or Software from Sony to transfer the video from the Camcorder to the Computer using the i.LINK/Firewire interface.

Option 2:

(Applicable for Windows XP Operating System only):

If you are using a Windows XP Operating System then you have to install the USB Streaming Driver in the Computer from the supplied Software disk with the Computer.

Check this Link for the instruction to transfer video to a Computer using USB Streaming.

http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/documentLink.do?externalId=C222820

If you do not have the supplied Software disk then I suggest that you use the i.LINK cable to transfer the video.

Option 3:

If you are using an i.LINK cable then:

The Camcorder will flash the DV IN message as soon as the i.LINK/Firewire cable is connected to the Camcorder.

If you are getting the DV IN message then it indicates that the Camcorder recognize the connection.

If you are not getting the DV IN message as soon as the i.LINK cable is connected with the Camcorder then the issue may be with either the Camcorder or with the i.LINK cable.

Try resetting the Camcorder or try with different i.LINK cable. Locate the RESET button behind the LCD screen of the Camcorder. (You will be able to locate the RESET button by opening the LCD Screen. The Camcorder should be switched ON when you reset the unit. Press the RESET button using a sharp-pointed object).

NOTE: Resetting the Camcorder will reset the settings of the Camcorder to the factory settings including date and time. It will not delete any data saved in the Camcorder.

If the issue still persists after resetting the Camcorder and with different i.LINK cable then your Camcorder requires service to resolve the issue.

Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Transferring movie from tape to PC


Could that be you don't played the tape. When capturing the cam should be playing.

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PUEDO UTILIZAR MI CAMARA DE VIDEO SONY DCR-SR 30 COMO WEB CAM PARA MI ORDENADOR PORTATIL, ASUS?


Si puedo utilizar su camara por eso. pero, la directiones estan en engles.


Primero es para S- Video

La orta mas pavajo estan directiones para USB Streaming

How to use a Sony® camcorder as a Web cam with a composite video or S-video connection.
Solution
sp.gif sp.gif IMPORTANT: The computer must have a composite Video or S-Video input jack [FIG. 1]and compatible webcam software installed. Some computers may require a video capture card and/or sound board.
NOTE: This procedure cannot be performed when using the battery of the camcorder as a power source. If the camcorder is turned on, but not recording or playing a tape, it will automatically turn off after 5 minutes to conserve battery power. In addition, please be advised that this procedure may not work for all Sony camcorder models even when using the AC power adapter. Some models have an automatic demonstration mode that will activate after 5 minutes if the camera is turned on but not recording or playing a tape.
  1. Plug the AC power adapter for the camcorder into a working electrical outlet and then connect it to the camcorder.
  2. Connect a composite video cable or S-Video cable to the VIDEO or S-VIDEO jack on the camcorder. NOTES:
    • Sony camcorders usually come packaged with composite Audio/Video cables; S-Video cables are sold separately.
    • To purchase either of these cables, check with your local electronics dealer or visit the Sony® Parts and Accessories Sales Web site or by call (800) 488-7669.
  3. Connect the other end of the composite video cable or S-Video cable to the VIDEO IN or S-VIDEO IN jack on the computer.
  4. Turn on the camera by moving the POWER switch to the CAMERA position.
  5. Remove the cassette tape from the camcorder.
  6. Turn on the computer.
  7. Start the webcam application to be used. NOTE: Contact the software manufacturer for assistance with setting up or using the webcam software.
[[Direct Accessories and Parts Center, DAPC]] How to use a Sony® camcorder as a webcam using USB Streaming. Solution
sp.gif sp.gif IMPORTANT:
  • Not all Sony® camcorders are equipped with a USB Streaming port. For compatibility information, or if you require further assistance with any of the steps below, consult the instruction manual of your camcorder. A copy of the camcorder instruction manual is available in the Manuals/Specs/Warranty section of the Sony® eSupport Web site
  • The USB Streaming driver is not compatible with the Apple® Mac OS® operating system.
  • The computer should have a factory installed USB port and compatible webcam software, such as Microsoft® NetMeeting®.

NOTE: This procedure cannot be performed when using the battery of the camcorder as a power source. If the camcorder is turned on, but not recording or playing a tape, it will automatically turn off after 5 minutes to conserve battery power. In addition, please be advised that this procedure may not work for all Sony camcorder models even when using the AC power adapter. Some models have an automatic demonstration mode that will activate after 5 minutes if the camera is turned on but not recording or playing a tape.
  1. Install the USB Streaming driver on the computer from the CD provided with the camcorder.
  2. Restart the computer.
  3. Plug the AC power adapter for the camcorder into a working electrical outlet and then connect it to the camcorder.
  4. Connect the supplied USB cable to the camcorder and computer.
  5. Turn on the camcorder by moving the POWER switch to the CAMERA position.
  6. In the camcorder menu, set the USB STREAMING option to ON .
  7. On the computer, start the webcam software.
NOTE: Contact the software manufacturer for assistance with setting up or using the webcam software.

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Recording from camera to VCR


1st setup ur VCD with TV and playback it to view on TV. If picture is coming, thats OK.
2nd plug ur camcorder in VCR input and select VCR input according to plug in and monitor the camcorder picture on TV through VCR. If its ok, now u r ready to record the picture from camcorder to VCR.

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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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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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