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SONY DCR HC26---help!!!

Works fine but can't transfer onto computers---tried it on a MAC, and 2 difrerent PC with XPs, closest I can get is viewing pix on computer. I have the Picture Package, done the USB streamingbut no luck but lots of frustration.
I see I'm not totally alone on this.

Any help would be appreciated.

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The Sony DCR-HC26 is

a miniDV tape based camcorder.

Firewire cable to connect the camcorder's DV port to the computer's firewire port is required for DV import from the tape. Hopefully, your computer has an available expansion slot so you can add a firewire port.

As you have discovered, USB does not work.

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Tks aboy84

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You will need a firewire cabe but there are several kind. I use a mac pro. The cable needed for a mac pro set up is a "fire wire 800 cable 9pin to 4 pin" this is very specific. If you are using a different type of computer such as a pc you will need to check the port in your computer. Older mac may have a different port as well. If you do not know which port you have call the people at Apple and give them the specs on your computer and the year you bought it and they will be able to tell specifically which cable you will need.
Also very important. Do not buy the CD for the DCR-HC26 if you have i-movie on your laptop the cd is no longer needed if you have imovie

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