Sharp VL-PD1 playback is pixelated (mosaic) from DV port
When i connect the camcorder to the DV port and connect via firewire the playback is garbled or heavily mosaiced/pixelated this is not present on the view finder or the LCD screen as the playback is crystal clear there. Its only when i connect to the DV port i get a screen full of pixels, you can make out what is happening but the blocks are offset and it looks as if its interlaced somehow. I also have the JVC GR-D21EK which hooks up %100 ok to the dv port so its not a computer thing. Could it be a software thing as i can still control the sharps playback rewind etc but can view the pictures properly. Thanks Spencer
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A firewire to USB will not work. It has to be firewire to firewire. A JVC GR-D240ek uses 4-pin, IEEE 1394 compliant Digital Video Connector [DV OUT] to connect a 1394 cable (also known as a FireWire or i.Link cable) to a laptop equipped with an equivalent IEEE 1394 port. Please note that some laptops firewire port could either be 4 pins or 6 pins.
Soon as that connection as shown above is established, you can use Windows Import Video to capture / download the videos.
Other notes (from the same Windows Help link above) :
You can also open Windows Import Video by using Windows Movie Maker. After you connect ... your DV camera, and your computer, start Windows Movie Maker, turn on your DV camera, put it into playback mode, and Windows Import Video should open automatically.
You can also open Windows Import Video by using Windows Photo Gallery. After you connect ...your DV camera, and your computer, start Windows Photo Gallery, turn on your DV camera, and put it into playback mode. In Windows Photo Gallery, click File, click Import from Camera or Scanner, click your DV camera in the list of devices, click Import, and then follow the instructions.
You can also open Windows Import Video by using Windows Live Photo Gallery. (This options requires you to install Windows Live on your computer.) After you connect your...your DV camera, and your computer, start Windows Live Photo Gallery, turn on your DV camera, and put it into playback mode. In Windows Live Photo Gallery, click File, click Import from a camera or scanner, click your DV camera in the list of devices, click Import, and then follow the instructions.
Verify that the laptop's firewire port is 100% up to specs and totally compliant to IEEE 1394.
you don't convert the files, you just downlod them via a firewire comnnection.
If you have a mini dv (cassette) camcorder....
Your dv camcorder needs a firewire connection (ieee 1394) in order to
download video, your PC probably did not come with a firewire port, so
you will have to buy one and install it, since most computers (except
possibly brand new) don't come with a firewire port, your camcorder did
not come with a firewire cord so you have to purchase a cord too. Your
camcorder did come with a USB cord and that is used for downloading
stills from your camcorder. Make sure your camera is in playback mode.
Open your editing program and choose the capture mode.
The fine print in your manual makes reference to firewire (ieee 1394) connection....
The USB connection will only download still images from the camcorder. You need a firewire cable and card in your computer to download video. If your computer has a firewire port already, you just need the cable. Hope this helps =]
To transfer camcorder video to computer, you need the following:- 1.Firewire cable (it looks similar to the USB cable, but has very high speed capability) 2.Appropriate software/application.
If a firewire cable did not come with your camcorder then see that purchase one right away, ‘cause you will always need it for this purpose. Then you should have a video editing software like Adobe Premiere or Ulead installed on your system. Adobe Premiere is recommended for its speed.
Once you have these in place, all you need do is connect the camcorder to your computer via firewire, have your video editing application/program open, and simply playback. You will observe that the playback on the camcorder is at the same time being shown on the computer screen within the application. While the mini DV tape is playing back click on capture on the video editing application you are doing the playback from, i.e. Adobe Premiere, Ulead etc.
Go to this link. Click on "Frequently Asked Questions" and then click on the appropriate link (#4). Basically, once the firewire cable is connected, make sure that the camcorder is in the playback mode, is turned on, and you see "DV IN" on the LCD. If all that is happening, your computer/software should be able to "see" the camcorder and download the video.
There is a great manual here: http://www.sony.co.uk/support/ShowExternalPage.action?product=DCR-HC14E&supportProductModelName=DCR-HC14E&linkType=manual&isRegistered=false&site=odw_en_GB&pageType=manualPopup§iontype=Support&externalUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fpdf.crse.com%2Fmanuals%2F3089850112.pdf&externalLinkType=manual And in short the I.link is a 1394 port or firewire port You should be good to go