I can burn video but cannot burn images...camera monitor says "write error" when I try to do it.......cable is good.....camera transfers images to computer OK.....camera transfers images to card OK. Thanks for the assistance...PS I think its a manuf. defect since its been a problem since day one (5-1-2007). RPM [email protected]
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Googling to solve the same problem with a Power Shot G12, I found a manual under ManualOwl -- on p.194 it says:
"Communication error: images could not be transferred to the computer or printed due to the large amount of images (aprox. 1000) stored on the memory card. Use a commercially available USB card reader to transfer the images. Insert the memory into the printer's card slot to print."
This worked for me. Hope it does the same for you.
This is an indication that the monitor is not receiving a video signal from the computer. Check both ends of the video cable - both the connection to the monitor as well as the connection to your computer's video card, and make sure that both are secure. If the connections are secure and the problem persists, buy a replacement video cable. If that fails to fix the issue, try swapping out a different video card.
Sounds like it's either ghosting, or image persistance.
Ghosting on LCD monitors is usually caused by interference via the monitor cable. Try moving your monitor cable so that it doesn't pass near any other cables or electronic devices. If that helps, then position the cable away from the others perminantly or replace the cable with a "shielded" monitor cable.
Image persistance on an LCD can be caused by leaving it on with the same image for a very long time. The pixels don't exactly "burn-in" like on the old CRT monitors, but over time, they can develop a memory that causes them to change color slowly or incompletely. Prevention is best (turn the monitor off when not in use, or use a rotating screen saver.) But if it is already a problem, you do have a few options. You can turn it off for a long time, run a rotating screen saver for a long time, or display a solid white screen for a while. Another technique is to create a slideshow in the Windows screensaver with a solid white image and a solid black image (create them in MS Paint and save them where you can find them later.) Let it alternate between the white and black screens for a while and check to see improvements.
Firewire DV and USB are two different type of cable. This camera offers both, but the USB connection is only used to transfer still photos, not video. Most PCs don't have a socket for a Firewire DV connection, but you can install a Firewire add-on board in one of the PC bus slots. Then you need a Firewire cable with a small connector on the camera end and a bigger connector on the PC end.
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.