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Can't get my camera to download?

 


adrenalinejunki  (B 27307)

Oct 18, 2005, 7:20 PM
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I have a PC109 and cannot get it to download into my PC. I did'nt have a PC when I bought the camera and have misplaced the software CD that came with it. I went to sony.com and downloaded the drivers and installed them. It still will not even recognize my camera. Any ideas why not?


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ltdiver  (D 20506)

Oct 18, 2005, 11:05 PM
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You're using firewire, not USB, right? Wink

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Zoter

Oct 19, 2005, 1:36 AM
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A bit more info on the system you are running and the connection you are using to your PC would help.

I beleive XP already comes with generic drivers for most Sony Cams......so I'm guessing its not XP...


mr2mk1g  (C 103449)

Oct 19, 2005, 2:11 AM
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What program are you using to capture the footage?


adrenalinejunki  (B 27307)

Oct 19, 2005, 3:54 PM
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I am using XP and the USB that came with my camera. Also the software that came with my camera to try to capture the video. It is the shittiest software I have ever seen. Not easy to figure out at all. So far I have got it to download 2 times and can't seem to get the USB streaming tool window to come up again. It is really beginning to piss me off.Mad I am going to get a firewire for it but don't have it yet.


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Oct 19, 2005, 4:26 PM
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USB does not do video. Firewire does. The USB on Sony camera is for accessing the memory stick, the firewire is for accessing the video tape.


RTFM Wink


adrenalinejunki  (B 27307)

Oct 19, 2005, 4:45 PM
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Any idea what kind of firewire to buy? PC109


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Oct 19, 2005, 4:56 PM
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Cheapest possible. All Firewire cards/cables are the same basically. Some come in fancier packages and you get to pay more for them. Hit up a local MircoCenter or other large computer store. Best Buy, Circuit City, Fry's, etc are all way too over priced unless its an item you absolutly need today type deal.

If you are needing a wire and a card and want to order online look at www.newegg.com.

You are going to need a 4 pin to 6 pin wire to go camera to PC and a 4 pin to 4 pin to go camera to camera.


ltdiver  (D 20506)

Oct 19, 2005, 5:33 PM
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In reply to:
USB does not do video. Firewire does. The USB on Sony camera is for accessing the memory stick, the firewire is for accessing the video tape.


RTFM Wink

Ditto to my post above. Guess I should have worded it differently and not included the Wink.

Laugh

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jtval  (D 26340)

Oct 19, 2005, 6:26 PM
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um, yea. I'll echo Lori and eric's reply's

a cheap fire wrie card at best buy is like $19. the one I found came with a fire wire cable. seperately the cables go for about $40 at best buy.

HINT: go to radio shack I found a 10ft long fire wire cable for $10


adrenalinejunki  (B 27307)

Oct 19, 2005, 9:41 PM
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Well I got the camera to download finnaly and with the USB. Still getting a firewire so the quality will be better. Ordered Sony Vegas editing software so I can play with it over the winter and try to get to know the software so I will be ready for spring next year. I will probly be doing the video editing for the tandems since our normal video guy has taken a job that forced him to move away. Hopefully someone with alot more jumps will be flying the camera. Thanks for the help everyone.


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pilotdave  (D License)

Oct 20, 2005, 10:14 AM
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You are going to need a 4 pin to 6 pin wire to go camera to PC and a 4 pin to 4 pin to go camera to camera.

Depends on the computer (or firewire card). My laptop has a 4-pin. Just built a new desktop last night and it has one of each (bought the parts at newegg.com btw...great prices!).

Dave


(This post was edited by pilotdave on Oct 20, 2005, 10:15 AM)



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