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Sony HC90 and Picture Package software

by Kerberus1960 / June 11, 2005 2:49 AM PDT

I have shot my first video, and have downloaded the Picture Package software on my computer; however, the software only seems to want to search the memory stick via the USB link. Consequently, I can't download/transfer my video from the MiniDV tape to my commputer hard drive, because the software doesn't seem to want to acknowledge the MiniDV tape.

What am I doing wrong? I can play the video through the audio/video cables on the television, and I can see it play on the HC90 LCD screen. So I know I have captured the video, I just can't get it to my computer.

FWIW, I have a Dell Latitude D600 laptop, with Windows XP Professional Version 2002 Service Pack 1, Intel Pentium M processor 1300MHz, if that helps.

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Ask "What is this Picture Package software?"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 11, 2005 3:42 AM PDT

And what does it do?

Here's the gimme that you don't move video with this product:

" Is Picture Package compatible with USB2.0?

It is only compatible with USB1.1 not 2.0."

From the Sony site.

Look to other software and move to a Firewire connection.


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by drhiberd / June 11, 2005 5:19 AM PDT

The software is picture software. You need to use firewire to transfer video to computer.

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by jcrobso / June 13, 2005 4:47 AM PDT
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Picture Package software
by mdh-diver / July 7, 2005 5:22 AM PDT

Hi from Germany!!

I have only update from this Version.
And I need urgend the fully version.
Can you help me?? Please.. it is very important.
I can not connect my camcorder HC32 to PC without this software and I have no idea where can I get this one.
You are my last hope!!


Micky Hamerla - Germany
the best way: you send me that per mail

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Picture Package Download
by jkbrophy / August 20, 2005 12:45 PM PDT

I lost my Picture Package Disk!

Is there a place to download the full version?


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only updates on
by mford4 / August 23, 2005 8:51 AM PDT

I haven't seen the whole program anywhere just the updates and cannot find it myself.

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picture package 1.0
by bumbleb666 / August 25, 2005 11:48 PM PDT

I have also lost my cd-rom of picture package, do i need to go to Sony to get one. What is the solution to this prob as i have looked everywhere on the net to download it and cant find! reply to

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picture package 1.0
by jcrobso / August 26, 2005 3:45 AM PDT
In reply to: picture package 1.0

Did you not read the responces to your post???
Firewire cable, firewire card. If you have XP Windows Movie Maker 2 will work with your camera. The Sony software is for STILL pictures. John

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pictuer package 1.0
by bumbleb666 / August 26, 2005 10:31 PM PDT
In reply to: picture package 1.0

thanks for your reply. I probably didnt give you much info to go on dut i have a sony dvd-201e camcorder and when i plug it in via the usb,on windows 2000, it says i need a capture device(something to that effect).I am using Nero & Ulead dvd programs. I know i can just put the camcorder disc straight into the dvd drive but i wish to download from the camera.
Is the solution still movie-maker 2 & what is firewire cable + card u speak of???Sorry 34yr novice.I can program my own web page for my own business but im still a grommet!.

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Try it with firewire.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 27, 2005 12:34 AM PDT
In reply to: pictuer package 1.0

Then tell what happens.

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by W N W / June 25, 2008 2:33 AM PDT
In reply to: Try it with firewire.

I have firewire and I have a Sony DCR-HC32. With the firewire connection, I am able to control the camera from my PC. However, I cannot view (preview) on my monitor nor am I able to capture the movie through the firewire connection. This is disconcerting, as the reason I installed the firewire was for this camera.
Any suggestions will be appreciated.
I'm aware this is a very old post.

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A title formerly called DVRACK does that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 25, 2008 2:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Firewire

Try google about that and you'll find it's new name and what it does. Great software, worth every dime.

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Software for Camcorders
by Peter L. Wascher / September 25, 2005 3:06 PM PDT

I just perchased a Sony DCR-HC90 with Picture Perfict Software and I have a Mac. with Tiger. Will the software be compatble with my compputer. If not could you recoomend one.

Thank you,

Peter L. Wascher

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For the mac.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 25, 2005 10:23 PM PDT

"Will the software be compatble with my (Apple) compputer. If not could you recoomend one."

No. For your machine look at the firewire connection and iMovie, iDVD and such.


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