Question about Sony DCR-TRV285E Digital-8 Digital Camcorder

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Transfer video from camera to computer

When I want to transfer the video from camera to computer using firewire(i-link)the camera is not being recognized by the computer

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  • akif1986 Nov 21, 2007

    i have a same problem

  • puresoft Dec 16, 2007

    I have DCR TRV320 Sony camcorder. Bought Firewire cable (IEEE 1394) to download film to the computer. Set camcorder Menu to ON (TV in/out). When I start play on camcorder computer does nothing. Looked for driver. Downloaded and installed one but it seems that it is not doing anything either. I have Windows 2000.

  • pikulu Jan 01, 2008

    pls give me the solution for the same problem.

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2008

    Same problem here

  • sujitdas Apr 09, 2008

    my computer is not able to detuct my handy cam.

  • rockybaby Apr 14, 2008

    I have my laptop (Windows XP), but when I connected my laptop to the cam., the cam can not be recognized for some reason. I can see the newly added G drive after the connection, but when I start to click "Copy/Edit" link on the CyberLink software, it shows the message "No Everio is found". Please help me to resolve this issue.



    thanks!!!

  • rockybaby Apr 14, 2008

    I have similar issue: Connected my laptop (XP) to the Cam (G155), I can see a newly added device on my computer as "G". after I click "Copy/Edit" on the CyberLink PowerCinema NE for Everio software, I go the following message "No Everio is found". Please help me resolve this issue.



    Thanks!

  • Anonymous Jun 05, 2008

    Describe the steps you've already taken to try to resolve the problem

  • shc285e Jun 05, 2008

    I have a Sony DCR-TRV285E Digital-8 Digital Camcorder. I tried to transfered video from the handycam to PC. But, one full cassette of 1 hour was broken into 6 clips of 10 minutes each. Also, the file size is very large, about 15 gb in all. How do I get it as a single file with less size, say 1gb for 1 hour video.

  • shc285e Jun 05, 2008

    Dear Guest: Thank you for your response.

    I used the USB cable and followed instruction which appeared on the screen (I was transfering video using sony picture package). After 10 minutes it was asking do you want to continue. When I selected yes, the 10 minute video was saved as file and it continued till I have 6 different files of large sizes.

  • neoasr29 Aug 13, 2008

    when ever i start capturing video on my PC (xp) then after evry 10minutes it asks me to cont or not so in that the video is saved in my PC in clips of 10-10 minutes with very gig sizez near about 15 GB for a full cassete. So how can i minimize it or
    can i use AV cable to copy the video on my PC without any caputring card

  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2008

    DCR-TRV285E is not recognized through firewire.

  • sharizvi2000 Dec 13, 2008

    plz send me free software for download vedio from camera to computer

  • ned1359 Jan 23, 2009

    Hi

    I have the same problem

    when I connect camera to my pc it does not make any removable disk

    so I cant select my items for dvd burn.

    please help me

    thank you

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2009

    yea pls help me

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    It seems to have lost all of my video. Can this be recovered. I DONT CARE ABOUT THE CAMERA, BUT I DONT WANT TO LOSE THE VIDEO.

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You can go to Menu on the cam and on the USB by pressing Sel/Push Exec button

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Hi how are you i wanna download this software

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Where can I download picture package for my sony trv285e camcorder.

Thank you

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Dear Guest: Thank you for your response.

I used the USB cable and followed instruction which appeared on the screen (I was transfering video using sony picture package). After 10 minutes it was asking do you want to continue. When I selected yes, the 10 minute video was saved as file and it continued till I have 6 different files of large sizes.

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