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UNABLE TO TRANSFER VIDEO FROM SONY HANDYCAM DCR-HC42E TO COMPUTER. NEED PROPER SOFTWARE FOR WINDOW XP AND VISTA

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You can use by i link and need this soft wear.Go this site and download.
WWW.SONY-MEA.COM
Home > Support > DCR-HC42E > Downloads Handycam® Camcorder - DCR-HC42E This is where you can locate software updates and upgrade drivers for models sold by Sony Middle East & Africa.
For other models, please visit the Asia Pacific website. Software Patches 06-10-2010

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Posted on Oct 28, 2010

  • illuminatiju Jul 29, 2011

    thanks...but the cam is blank , how i deal with it when i download software ........how i transfer software from pc to cam

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