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Sony DCR-HC42E Record DV to PC by Fireware please help

Discussion in 'Camcorders & Video Editing' started by rajaji, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. rajaji

    rajaji Member

    Apr 20, 2008
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    I have a Video Camara Sony DCR-HC42E PAL (MiniDV).

    I have a intel On Bord (IEE 1394) Fireware in my pc to tranfer the movie from camara to pc.

    I installed several programs to try to tranfer movie from camara to pc, like WinDV, Pinnacle Studio 9
    Each time i tried to capture movie, give an error, that dont detect video camara, to verify cable connection, restart pc, etc etc... all was done!

    - Intel core 2 duo 2.66 Ghz
    - Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 & Vista Ultimate
    - 2 GB RAM
    - Hard Drive SATA 160GB (90GB Free Space)

    Note: I dont have a Memory Stick on Video Camara (i recorded movies directly on MiniDV Tape)

    So What is the probelm ?????????????:lease::lease::lease::thumbsup:

    It was awnsome if someone could help me with this problem.:oops::oops:hiya::clap::clap::clap::clap:
  2. Andy98765

    Andy98765 Active Member

    Feb 15, 2006
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    Putting the software bit aside, when you first plugged your Camcorder into the PC was it recognised? If not the firewire socket maybe disabled?
    If using XP go to My Network, select view network connections, right mouse click the IEEE1394 icon and select enable.
  3. senu

    senu Well-Known Member

    Aug 26, 2005
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    There are 5 possible problems
    1) Dodgy firewire cable
    2) Firewire not enabled on your PC
    3) Vista ( unless this hapens with XP as well)
    4) Firewire on the PC faulty
    5) You may need to enable firewire output on the camcorder itself in menu if that option exists
    6) Dodgy firewire output on your camcorder

    Camcorder firewire sockets can be damaged, : The advise usually being to connect the cable to the PC first, then to the camcorder, and where possible run the camcorder off batteries until the connection is made

    The only way you can find out is by trial and error
    You may need to try other cables,
    Try another PC
    These will rule out cable, camcorder, and problems specific to your PC
    It is unlikely to be related to any of your capture software but given that even WMM is capable of capturing from DV you shouldn't need them in the first instance

  4. redsox_mark

    redsox_mark Active Member

    Oct 20, 2003
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    Also make sure the camcorder is in "play/edit" tape mode (not record mode, or memory mode).

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