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Where do I get the software disc that came with dcr trv3300

by SammyJaguar / November 24, 2012 3:05 AM PST

I have an old Sony Handy cam Dcr-trv 330. I want to be able to transfer my video onto the PC. I am running windows 7.
Everything I have read talks about the CD-rom that came with the camera. Unfortunately I can not find that and I can not find a place to buy it. . So I'd like to know how to get a my video onto the computer. Can anyone help?

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Re: cd
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 24, 2012 3:37 AM PST
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The Sony DCR-TRV330
by boya84 / November 25, 2012 4:26 AM PST

Is a Digital8 tape based camcorder.

Power off the camcorder. Connect the Camcorder's firewire port (not USB) to the computer's firewire port (not USB) with a firewire cable (not USB). Power up the camcorder and put it into "Play" mode. Launch the video editor (MovieMaker is bundled). Import or Capture the video.

Support for the USB-driver based standard definition DV format video import ended in the XP days so even if you could find the disc and attempt to install the driver, it is highly likely it would not do what you want. USB-to-firewire cable/converter/adapter things won't work. If your computer has no firewire port, hopefully it has an available expansion slot so you can add one.

There are a few other options. This is the common one.

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