I'm trying to burn a 1 hour tape on my Sony Camcorder to DVD - I'm using the ImageMaker software that came with the camcorder and connecting my Camcorder to the computer using the USB port.
The image capture always stops after about 10 minutes - it will go no farther. Looking at the Sony website (their support is AWFUL, BTW) there appears to be a 10 minute limit? That doesn't seem altogether helpful - how am I supposed to burn a 1 hour tape to DVD?
Any advice is appreciated. I also have Sonic DVD Burner software, but it doesn't recognize a USB connection, only Firewire. I didn't think this would be so hard!
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Re: Sony DCR-TRV38 - cannot burn movie to DVD
I found the best way of editing the footage from these cameras is to put the DVD disc into your computer and copy the contents of the VIDEO_TS folder onto another folder on your hard drive. The uses a video editing application which is specifically designed for the MPEG format. I would highly recommend the low cost "Womble MPEG Video Wizard" which is available for a 30 day trial at www.womble.com.
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pls try to make a copy of dvd on hard disk folder when in the end it asks where to put the dvd after processing dont put it directly on the dvd first process and put it on hard disk folder and then burn it using any free tools or like nero burning rom or any other dvd burning software it sometimes happen when u try to put the movie directly to dvd during processing avoid this
pls let me know if i can help u more , i will suggest DVD movie Factory for video editing and dvd making it is paid service but it is easy and worth it
I had a similar problem with my Sony 14E in that it would not record at all - sound or pictures. Prior to that I had the lines indicating head cleaning necessary. I did this, and still nothing. I then did the following which you might try.
1. Clean the heads (I did it about 3 times in the space of a couple of hours).
2. Leave the camera tape section open (with or without the tape in) for a couple of hours and the camera in a WARM PLACE. I had condensation message prior to my problems too.
3. Put in a recorded tape and attempt to view it. Immediately I had the "dirty" lines for a few seconds then it played the recording.
AT THAT STAGE I TRIED TO RECORD - NOTHING.
Repeat Steps 1 - 3 because this seems to be about dirt and cold.
4. When step 3 is reached again! try to record. Eventually this worked for me.
I hope this helps and works for you.
In 1990s Sony camcorder records movie in analog format so playing in digital camcorder like DCR-TRV730 doesn't mean it will be converted in digital format and you can not import file in PC for editing purpose. You will get analog signal while playing back old cassettes.
Regarding SP, LP speed, its decided at time of recording. Camera sens SP or LP automatically in playback and set itself accordingly.
If you want to convert old cassettes into digital format, connect our camcorder to DVD recorder and burn DVD which is digital format, copy DVD files in to PC and do desired editing.
I had a same issue but now I found one way using the fireware that comes with the DCR-TRV38. I tried on my windows XP service pack 2.
1. hook up the fireware cable both in sony and the computer. If your computer does not have fireware card, you need one.
2. switch the camera button from "off" to "camera"
3. after few seconds you will see new hardware found and will ready for use. you may also see pop up window to capture the video if you have Microsoft Windows Movie Maker (WMM).
4. open the editing s/w and capture the video. I used the WMM which gives many option to capture the video (ie:DV-AVI, high quality format and many more)
Good Day, you need to supply 4.5V DC regulated to the loading motor, however you should disconnect the connector from main board to loading motor, in order not to damage the driver IC. If your technically inclined, and you have the equipment, do it, if your not sure, just refer it to the nearest svc ctr. thanks