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Sony Handycam + Firewire + PC = Mess?

by HandyCram / September 4, 2008 1:23 AM PDT

Hey folks, first post here, hoping someone out there can save my skin.

Boss gives me his Sony Handycam with footage from overseas project, asks me to edit together a little video out of it. He's got no cords, so I run out and grab a Firewire cord to connect it to my laptop. All is fine and good, but the video comes out on the computer side looking like this:

Viewing it on the camera screen, it looks fine. What gives? I don't know what to do, and the deadline to have this vid ready is looming.

Camera is a Sony Handycam (DCR-TVR 17 Mini DV)

Can anyone point me in the right direction?


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What software?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 4, 2008 1:52 AM PDT

Here I'm using Windv for capture, VLC PLAYER for playing.

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by HandyCram / September 4, 2008 2:00 AM PDT
In reply to: What software?

Tried Roxio and WinMovieMaker

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Try other stuff.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 4, 2008 2:47 AM PDT
In reply to: Software

What I noted is free.

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