HELP--I can't get my camcorder to interface with my computer
I'm totally new to this. Someone gave me an RCA CC9360 digital video camcorder. I bought a firewire controller card for my Win98 computer, but when I connect the camera to the card nothing happens on my monitor other than the cursor changing from the "arrow" to the "hourglass" just for a couple of seconds, like it's interfacing, but then nothing else happens. Do I need some new software to use this camera? I've tried accessing it with my Windows Media Player and by using the already installed ATI video card software, but nothing works. What am I doing wrong? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Some just will never work. but try this.
1. Install the MOTHERBOARD DRIVERS for your machine.
2. Try VIRTUAL DUB. Hint: Free, found with google.com
3. See if Windows Movie Maker is still available. Hint: I never use it, so I can't tell you much about it.
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Many computers come without a dv connection though of late quite a number are catching up. What you need is to buy a firewire 1394 card, called the I-link card by Sony. This is the card that you put in your computer on one of the PCI slots. The firewire card usually comes with the cable and software for it so you don't have to worry about that. If you are not able to put the firewire card yourself then get someone who is computer literate to do it for you. Hope this helps you.
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Usually this occurs when the door latch release mechanism is broken. This mechanism is located on the basket where you push the tape in and it's job is to open the tape "door" on the cassette that you insert. Unfortunately, the only fix for this is to replace the cassette basket. I know your camcorder is actually made by JVC, but I don't have access to a manual so I can't supply a part number for you.
Connect it to your computer with a supplied USB or Firewire cable and use the software supplied on CD with the Digital Camcorder.
If you have a Firewire cable, but nowhere to put it, you'll need a Firewire card or a Firewire adaptor, which can be bought from most computer retailers.
You need a firewire interface, Firewire on the computer, and a video editing program. Windows XP has the moviemaker, which will do.
A more elegant way is a Mac which will have everything you need included.