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Getting the Sony dcr-vx2100e...Can I Install recorder on it?

by how_many_usernames_in_use / October 14, 2015 7:26 AM PDT

Hello once again:)
Getting the used Sony dcr-vx2100e DV Camera. But I want to use it with recorder or stuff like AVerMedia Live Gamer HD to capture HD video. Can I do this?

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I'm going with no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 14, 2015 7:42 AM PDT

This is an old model from about 2003. The workign of and the troubles of miniDV will wipe out folk today.

I don't see why you would use the AVerMedia when this has firewire.

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And again no. This camcorder is 720 x 480 pixels.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 14, 2015 7:43 AM PDT

That's not HD is it?

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Read the manual
by boya84 / October 14, 2015 3:21 PM PDT
https://docs.sony.com/release/DCRVX2100.pdf
Page 89. Using it as a VCR recorder. Nothing for you to install. Just correct connections.

Since the recorder section of this camcorder is standard definition, then the best it will record is standard definition. No high definition video. The standard definition video will be recorded only to the digital tape - not a memory card. The memory card is used only for storing digital still images. The USB port is used only for the memory card. There is no current driver available, anywhere, that will allow DV format transfer over USB (unless you go back to Windows XP and can actually find the driver. There is no USB support for DV importing in current operating systems.

To get video from the digital tape to a computer, your computer should have a firewire port. There is no USB-to-firewire cable that will work. A Thunderbolt-to-firewire adapter works fine.

We don't know where you are. The "e" designation means the camcorder is designed for use with PAL format television. North America does not use PAL (we NTSC).
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