I bought a Sony Handycam DCR-HC20 and have recorded some video and have been attempting to edit it in Adobe Premiere 6.0. I also bought a firewire notebook card and cable. I connected all of this to my laptop (HP Pavillion zt1145), whenever I attempt to capture the video, the video has all kinds of "square" in it. I took back the firewire card and cable and replaced still the same issue. Any help as to what is going on would be great.
I thought it may be the video card, but I wouldn't think it would mess it up, considering I can load the video via the USB and it looks perfect. I thought maybe the Firewire plug-in on the camcorder may be bad, but don't know.
I am running Windows XP SP2 with all the current updates.
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Re: Help loading video to computer
A problem in the Fire wire connections would presumably affect the quality in a quite severe way: you would get large blocks of wrong color or misplaced DCT blocks, the capture would fail altogether from time to time, or something like that. Check the plug in!!
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Hi, Its problem of bad ccd imager in your Sony DCR-HC20 camera and this part need to be replaced. Sony has announced free of cost repair for subject problem in DCR-HC20. Click Sony Support for further info. Thank you.
This sounds similar to a problem I had. I brought the camera in under warranty and the repair shop fixed it. They shop text is cryptic.
Problem: Camera light keeps flashing, not charge
Solution: Troubleshoot to intermittent switch block control, replace with new one, test OK.
This is a problem with the type of drives that are supported by the Picture Package software (assuming this is what you are using to transfer the video). This camcorder came with Picture package 1.0 which does not support quite a few drives (the entire list is available at www.ppackage.com). I think your drive will also fall under the same list of unsupported drives.
There is no problem on your camera, DCR-HC19E is PAL system(European system) DCR-HC20 is NTSC(American system). Are you in US or Europe? I think your TV is NTSC, cause the tape recorded on DCR-HC19E you played has no color. To confirm, connect your HC20 to TV in camera mode, not recording yet, just look at the TV as your monitor, If its in color, no problem, just erase the old video recorded on the HC19E, but if its important to you, you can convert it to NTSC using a PC. thanks