Sony Handycam - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support


Losing your Handycam software is the best thing that could have happened to you all. It stinks. Firewire eliminates the need for the crummy camcorder software. Basically, you need to install, or have installed, a Firewire card in your PC, then buy a Firewire cable. Then WinDV software will work perfectly to import video. USB connections, and the USB cable, are ideal for downloading digital still images from cameras. Running footage requires a very large bandwidth, which basically is the throughput from camera to computer. Think of a funnel with a small opening. The small opening is USB. Make the opening 4 times as large and nothing backs up in the funnel. The large opening is Firewire. Anyways, by using a Firewire connection, you can bypass the camcorder software and use "real" video editing software.

http://windv.mourek.cz/
As for the video editing software
You can use Sonys movie studio http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/moviestudiohd
Or
Windows Movie Maker - The best video editing tool for Windows that's free and chances are you already have it installed on your computer as part of XP SP2. Microsoft Movie Maker has all the basic video editing tools plus a good collection of transitions and video effects.

There's an in-built movie titler that lets add you styles to text titles including ticker taps, zoom and even the scroll effect. And if you are feeling lazy, just hit the AutoMovie command to have the entire video produced for you with intervention.

Sony Handycam®... | Answered on May 21, 2020


after i got full hard desk on my sony HD (HDR-XR520) any vide i record i cant copy it and it doesn't appear on my computer and then the files on the camera when i play them they don't ply and i found a message said: No applicable files available, so please how can solve this problem? or it's an industrial bad side with this camera??

Sony Handycam... | Answered on May 07, 2020


1. I removed the battery. 2. With the power switch On position and holding the tape ejected I inserted the battery back on & it ejected the stuck tape.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Apr 11, 2020


Try a different version of video player. I have seen this before.
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Sony Handycam ... | Answered on Apr 07, 2020


There are many software products out there that can change the videos into the .mpeg, .flv, dvd, .vob, .wmv, etc. formats of your choice. I can't pick one for you however, with this link you should be able to download a free program of your choice...
http://download.cnet.com/s/.vob-to-.mpg-converters

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Mar 25, 2020


Trust me on this one....with tape still in unit and battery removed, smack both sides of unit firmly 3-4 times with the heel of your hand. It works 9 out of 10 times on all Sony cameras. I was quoted $170 to just look at the camera and then a probable $290 to replace the cassette loader mechanism. I told them it wasn't worth it. I checked other Sony blogs addressing the same issue and with out fail smacking the ...cking thing is the only way around it. Apparently it frees up a stuck part. Give it hell.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Feb 28, 2020


Oddly I have the oposite of this problem. I actually did find the drivers but now I need to find a software that will record the video off of it. I normally use MotionDV STUDIO but for some reason it won't detect this camera.

Here is the link to the drivers you all are looking for.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Feb 18, 2020


CCD Failure !!

u can try Sony for free CCD replacement as it is a known issue in thousands of cameras see the link here, it starts with these horiz lines and verrtical noise type thing and suddenly it also turns black or blank screen after sometime , u are covered in this advisory list 100% i am sure see the links below and pls rate me FIXYA for help

see this comment on cnet forum
DCR-TRV33 Free Repair by koertd - 3/9/08 3:45 PM In reply to: Sony DCR-TVR22 – tape stuck by willibo Thanks to all. Ready to trash my DCR-TVR33, but found the cb_transparent_l.gifus.gifspace.gifspace.gifarrow.gifspace.gifspace.gifspace.gifspace.gifspace.gifspace.gifspace.gif800-222-1669cb_transparent_r.gif number. While holding, I found online support at: http://esupport.sony.com/perl/news-item.pl?news_id=161&mdl=DCRTRV33
(I guess several trips to Hawaii and Fuji didn't help the humidity/temperature issues!)

The friendly Sony representative had me reset the camera and then offered to have the problem fixed for free, including shipping.

see this forum here

http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7594_102-0.html?threadID=51594&start=285

http://www.imaging-resource.com/NEWS/1164379168.html

http://www.imaging-resource.com/badccds.html

What do u think Mr. Welcomejee have i diagnosed it correctly or not ?


Sony Handycam... | Answered on Nov 21, 2019


Oh my god, dj_relly999 you just saved my life !
I shall always be grateful to you.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Oct 14, 2019


A usb cable and the software

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Sep 12, 2019


There is a tutorial for transferring video from tyhis camera to a computer on the Sony website. Unfortunately, you do not say what kind of computer (PC or Mac) or operating system you have, and you have to specify this on the website to get the right instructions.

The instructions for a Windows computer are as follows:

Movie player applications must support mpeg 2 playback to open these files properly. Refer to the software manufacturer for additional information and available updates.
  1. Turn on the computer.
  2. Make sure the camcorder is turned off.
  3. Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
  4. Plug the AC power adapter into an electrical wall outlet and then connect it to the camcorder.
  5. Open the LCD screen on the camcorder.
  6. Turn on the camcorder.
  7. The USB SELECT screen will be displayed on the LCD; touch the HDD icon.
  8. Open the My Computer window on the computer.
  9. In the My Computer window, double-click the icon that represents the camcorder and then navigate through the folder structure to locate the video you want to transfer. Note: The camcorder will be listed in the My Computer window as an additional hard drive.
  10. Click to select the video or image files you want to transfer. Note: If your are using a High Definition Handycam® Camcorder, Sony recommends copying and pasting the AVCHD folder to the hard drive of the computer before accessing its contents.
  11. Type CTRL+C to copy the files.
  12. Click on the computer folder to which you want to copy the video or still image files.
  13. Type CTRL+V to paste the file into the computer folder.

The Sony page for your camera has many links for information and downloads, including software downloads, at THIS PAGE

Sony Handycam ... | Answered on Sep 12, 2019


you probably cannot connect you camcorder, you can just use video capture software when you play the dvd on your mac.
there are 100s of free to use capture software, just google & choose the one you like.

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jul 11, 2019


in either case the head condition is bad.. pls inspect the tips on the head whether it is not damaged in the cleaning.inspect the drum hours also..

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jul 07, 2019


I was having the exact same problems, and I read a post on this website somewhere recommending that I just record a few seconds of video on a blank portion of tape and then the camera should start playing video normally again.

I tried it, and IT WORKED!!

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Jun 07, 2019



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Sony Handycam... | Answered on May 20, 2019


Either the mechanism is jammed or the mechacon switch is in the wrong position. Take it to an authorised Sony Service Centre for repair.

Sony Handycam ... | Answered on May 14, 2019


Common problem. There is a flexible cable that goes from inside the body to the flip out LCD screen. More than likely, this cable needs to be replaced. Time for Professional service. We can help!
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Sony Handycam... | Answered on Apr 17, 2019


HDD formet error E;31;00

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Apr 12, 2019


I AM GETTING HDD FORMAT ERROR E:31.00 SONY DCR-SR6E. PL.SOLVE THE PROBLEM

Sony Handycam... | Answered on Apr 09, 2019

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