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Flicering Video upon transfering from Sony HandyCam

by robertws724 / August 18, 2008 11:47 PM PDT

Ihave a Sony Handy Cam that holds 30GB of memory. I was transfering my video from the Camera and copying them on my hard-drive of my computer. The problem I'm having is that some of the videos that I was reviewing on my computer were producing a constant flickering on only selected videos. I went back and checked the playback on the sony video camera, and everything looks great and normal. But only when I transfer the video to my computer does it do the flickering during playback. This only does this on selected videos, not on all of them. What is going on and how do I fix this. Or can I?

I have a Sony HandyCam DCR-SR40, Transfering to a Dell Computer onto and External Hardrive.

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I see Dell
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 19, 2008 12:22 AM PDT

But no other detail. Given no information I'll suggest you call Dell and try VLC PLAYER.

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handy cam
by robertws724 / August 19, 2008 1:20 AM PDT
In reply to: I see Dell

Does it matter what kind of computer it is? It's running on WindowsXP. Other than that, I was looking for more specific reasons as to possible settings. I don't know, that's why I'm asking. I hoping for more responsive advise rather than check the manual, cause already did that.

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Yes, it matters what the computer is.
by Kiddpeat / August 19, 2008 1:30 AM PDT
In reply to: handy cam

The question was more detail on the computer. It was not to check the manual.

How fast is the CPU? How much memory? Where is the video stored, and what is the speed of that device's connection? Stuff like that.

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where it's stored
by robertws724 / August 19, 2008 3:45 AM PDT

Currently, I'm at work and get that information. So when I get home this evening, I will check that information. What I can tell you is that me Dell computer is about 80GB, and it's about 3 years old. Currently it's running slow, but I think its because of the verizon internet suite. But recently, I purchased an external hard drive that holds 500GB of information. That is where I'm putting all my videos and music and pictures in. Currently there is about 450-490 GB of free space on it still to use. As far as speed and brand name, I will provide that information to your tomorrow. I didn't realize that that could have an impact of how my video's might be playing out.

Based on your expertise, and also given the lack of information that I provided at this point, do you think that speed has something to do with it? Have you heard of this issue before? And what is your general assessment?

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Specifics of Dell
by robertws724 / August 20, 2008 12:24 AM PDT

I have a Dell Dimension 4700
Intel (R)
2.80 GHz
2.79 GHz, 512MB of RAM

External Hard Drive is a 500GB Western Digital My Book Essential 2.0 USB Serial Bus Transfer Rate - 480 Mbits/s

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 20, 2008 1:57 AM PDT
In reply to: Specifics of Dell

The machine looks capable of playing such but time and time again I run across machines with poorly installed Windows. That is, the owner doesn't know how to install Windows. Here's an example install ->

That's a very specific install order of 10 drivers after you install Windows. To trouble shoot your machine you would find your document for your Windows install and go over the steps to see if they got it right.

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Install new drivers
by robertws724 / August 20, 2008 11:03 AM PDT
In reply to: Try VLC PLAYER.

So should I click on those links to install new drivers? Or what should I do. Or should I put the reboot system from my computer to fix the problem.

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"Here's an example install ->"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 20, 2008 1:12 PM PDT
In reply to: Install new drivers

Let me rewrite that to "Here's an example install for a specific machine "

I used that discussion as an example of where many find out their install of Windows was not done properly. Your post is not telling enough of the make, models of your machine for anyone to comment what drivers they might use. It's your choice to share such.

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