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Sony DCR-TRV25E transfer

by grawhib / April 17, 2014 6:06 AM PDT

sometime ago I gave a Sony DCR-TVR25E camcorder to my son as I bought an HD camcorder, I managed to dump all my mini tapes (some 48 of them) onto an external HD well I did manage not thinking that the external HD would fail, I had retained all the tapes so I have borrowed the camcorder back from my son but now I cannot remember how I transferred the tapes onto the hard drive, the operating system I am running is W 8.1 I have a fire wire connection, when I plug this in I get the notifying sound that it is connected but cannot see this in Windows Explorer I have also tried a USB connection but this does not seem to work any help would be appreciated

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Usually you have to run some Firewire video capture app.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 17, 2014 6:16 AM PDT
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by grawhib / April 17, 2014 8:24 AM PDT

I have VideoStudio from Corel maybe this will work otherwise any recommendations for FireWire apps

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Try that. I don't have my old gear to this today.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 17, 2014 8:52 AM PDT
In reply to: FireWire

But when I did this work, WINDV was what I used.

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by Terfyn / April 17, 2014 1:36 PM PDT
In reply to: FireWire

A lot of people with VideoStudio use WinDV to download their tapes and create files to go into Corel.

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by grawhib / April 17, 2014 7:00 PM PDT
In reply to: WinDV

I tried downloading Win DVD from Softronic and CNET my Malwarebytes software nearly had apoplexy constantly blocking nearly everything how do you get it without all the baggage

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Re: program
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 17, 2014 7:07 PM PDT
In reply to: Win DVD

Windvd is a player, windv is a program to capture video's from a camera. So it's unclear why you mention the first in a thread about the second.

What program are you talking about?


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by grawhib / April 17, 2014 7:47 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: program

not sure what you are on about, check the other posts in this thread and you will see what I am trying to do

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Re: windvd
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 17, 2014 7:57 PM PDT
In reply to: ??

I think you want to install a program called windv (although it says it's only for Windows 98 to XP, not for Vista, 7 and 8, that's why Bob remarked you needed to test it in Win 8).
And I wonder why you download from download sites known for installing extra stuff in stead of directly from the makers site that Bob gave. That's not recommended at all.

But your post is about another program called windvd. That's why I asked what you meant.


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re windv
by grawhib / April 17, 2014 10:50 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: windvd

I am not sure why but I have managed to get it working without windv so I am sorted now just got to transfer 48 tapes in real time so about 48 hours I think

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Good job.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 17, 2014 11:00 PM PDT
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Now, when you're ready, remember to make a good BACKUP of the data on the new external drive. We recommend having 2 other copies, stored at different locations.

If that fails in 10 years, you might not have a camcorder that can read the tapes any more, or you lost the tapes, or the tapes are unreadable. And even if all is fine, it saves you another 48 hours.


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Windv etc
by grawhib / April 18, 2014 6:43 PM PDT
In reply to: Good job.

Regarding backup do you think The Cloud is an option or is the amount of data prohivative or what other method do you suggest? Nothing is good for long term security , not sure how long mini tapes last

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by grawhib / June 5, 2014 5:41 PM PDT

I have downloaded Windvd although I will have to install it in safe mode as it hangs when configuring Direct X

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