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Sony HandyCam need advice and support to get footage to Laptop on window 7 64 bi

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March 4, 2012 7:16:38 PM

I have a sony handy cam purchased in 2008 costingaround £700 and want to get the footage from the mini dv tapes, I believe that this can only be done by firewire (i link). I do not have a fire wire port on my HP laptop which runs windows 7 64 bit. I tried a firewire to USB cable but the port is not recongised, I have a firewire port on my DVD recorder but the camcorder does not register as being connected. SO what can I do? Is there something I can do to get the USB port to work? Does the EasyCap capture work? Thank you if you can help.
a b Ù Sony
a b w Digital camera
March 4, 2012 9:03:58 PM

Yes, if you use a capture device you can connect the USB from the capture device to the computer.

Handycam ---> Capture Device ---> Computer (via USB)
March 12, 2012 3:57:14 PM

Thankyou for your reply and response and will give it a try once I have paid my bills and purchased one, then I will update.
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