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Copying form Sony DCR-TRV 340E to PC (XP Opp.Sys.)

I've installed a PCI IEEE 1394 Firewire card,Installed
Software.Device Manager recognises card but fails to recognise the Camcorder when I connect it to PC.
Are there any specific firewire drivers for Sony Camcorders.

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Try WINDV from google.com

In reply to: Copying form Sony DCR-TRV 340E to PC (XP Opp.Sys.)

What happens?

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Copying form Sony DCR-TRV 340E to PC using WinDV

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Nothing happens, WinDV displayes that no Digital Device is detected. Are there any Sony Camcorder drivers for Model : DCR-TRV 340E ?

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Doubtful.

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Given what you've written it's time to reveal the host PC details. For instance this scenario is normal for XP fresh installs without motherboard drivers.

Cheers,

Bob

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Are there any specific firewire drivers for Sony Camcorders?

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No.

Just so we can stop looking for that. Just a tip. Please heed the forum note in red letters when you post.

Bob

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You're waisting your time

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There is no Firewire on this camcorder. Only USB. And a slow one (1.1). I tried with mine on USB but I couldn't get a good image. I will try in the next half an hour to use it at least as WEB-cam. The only solution I found as valid is that I have to buy a image-capture device (on USB 2.0 for instance) and to connect this magnificent camcorder via TV-out to the PC.

By the way, did anybody used such a device (image-capture to DIVX or MPEG2 or similar) and recommend me something? Or a site at least.

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It's working a little ...

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As WEB-cam it's working poorly (I tested it in Yahoo Messenger). I can get only 1,55 frames per second or something.
But that's not the worst thing. It works as webcam only for 3 or 4 minutes until it turnes off. So also as webcam is not so good. I have to buy a real webcam hopefully better.

Can anybody recommend me a good webcam model? I never used one.

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So good to be wrong ...

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I have to appologise.
The camcorder HAS indeed firewire. And it's working excellent.
Also as webcam is working (via USB) but a little bit too slow (<1 frame/sec in Yahoo Messenger). I am wandering why.
The trick I just find out to keep he camera permanently ON is to remove the tape. Maybe there is also another way, but I couldn't find it.

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