Window 7 doesn't respond when I use the USB port. I even tried my old iLink which Win7 also doesn't support, pls. correct me if I'm wrong, but to no avail. Is there a driver of some sort that can help me with this?
What capture software would you suggest I try for this?
do you want to use it as a capture device?
or do you need to get video off it thats already on it?
It's the latter.
how does it store the video?
built in memory?
Sadly, the Sony DCR-HC38 stores the video in a mini-DV tape.
edit--looks like you will need to connect it by firewire as they wont supply the usb streaming driver
Oh, I see, my camcorder is too old that there's no driver for Win7. I wish there's another way.
no--windows 7 will have a generic driver for it
but not the usb streaming driver to copy the tape to the pc
and sony wont provide that for some reason
if you can connect it by firewire then download the 2 xp softwares on the support page
and install them in compatibility mode for windows xp
then you should be able to copy the tape
if that wont work then you need a capture card or usb capture
and capture software
Okay, I think I still have the Firewire cable and port from my old XP. Should I bother to install and try that or it will just be a waste of time? I mean, is there a different card for Win 7?
Edit: Okay, I haven't read your last reply when I sent this.
if you can connect it by firewire
then windows movie maker can probably import it for you
does your pc/laptop have a built in firewire port?
if you have an old pci firewire card it might work in windows 7 or it might not
if its stuff you really need then there are shops that will do it for you
but they are quite expensive
if some one on this forum was near to you with the proper equipment they might do it as a favour
the stuff i use for my cctv cameras would be capable of doing it
No, my desktop doesn't have a firewire port. I better try to install my old pci firewire card, since I have one, and hope it works. I'll try to follow your instructions here. You gave me a lot of info. Thank you so much for your time.
Best answer selected by georgeblues.
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