Problem with importing videos from sony handycam to computer. Can someone help?
I have a sony handycam. My objective is to import the videos in to the
computer (Window XP). I installed the handycam software (Picture
Package Menu). I updated the software to the latest version, and also
updated Macromedia Flash Player. Both are working fine, and Picture
Package Menu is running. THE PROBLEM IS PICTURE PACKAGE MENU ONLY
DISPLAY PICTURE, NOT VIDEO, AND SO I CANNOT IMPORT IT IN TO THE
COMPUTER. I use USB, because that's what Sony gave me. I understand
that people suggested to use Firewire. First, I don't have one- not
even the port in the back of my computer suitable for Firewire. Second,
I don't want to waste anymore money, gas price is too high already. Why
only pictures are displayed? Why not videos. Is it too heavy? What
needed to be done, other than using Firewire? In fact I did try to use
different computer (labtop), and it uploaded 1.4 GB videos in 15
minutes (good enough for me).
IS IT BECAUSE OF SOME CODEC OR DRIVER PROBLEMS? PLEASE HELP ME!
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Let me tell you about importing movie in PC problem. set camera unit on Player mode and select USB straming ON position in camera menu. picture-package will start imorting movie files.
2nd thing is that file size will be realy big. dont know the reason but its fact.
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Which model your handycam is? Are you using one with Flash card or is it minidv? If it's flash card you can try using a card reader, and if it's a minidv, you should use a capture card to transfer the video.
Mine does the same thing.After it says "connecting" on the LCD of the camcorder, there is nothing to actually do on the camcorder. With the Sony SR42 software installed (supposed to come with the camcorder on purchase-but maybe you can also find it for free online), the software called Sony Picture Utility (which is part of the big packge of software) opens up automatically and offers to either burn your photos/videos to directly to a compact disc, or to import them onto the computer's harddrive.
That's how it happens for me.I'm not-tech savy or anything. Hope this helps.
i am unable to import videos from my mini dv digital handycam to my laptop with vista as operating system.is a i-link cable required or usb cable will do? i have the picture motion software and import from handycam software dowloaded through net. can u help me out???
yes there is a program called ulead dvd moviefactory you could import all from camcorder and import to movie factory as I use pinnacle studio to import and ulead movie factory to export to dvd format
hope this has helped