I need help too! I have a Samsung sc-d372 camcorder and want to upload video to my pc. I don't have a firewire card but purchased a DV to USB to pc transfer cable. My computer recognizes that there is a dv camcorder connected but I can't get it to upload any video. We have the new Cyberlink Powerdirector program which works fine with our video from our digital cameras but not from our camcorder? What can I do???
Even though this is not just a "regular" usb cable? I bought it specifically because Dell said that was another option rather than putting in a firewire card. It is actually a usb to firewire adapter. Will it still not work?
I have old 8mm tapes that were made on a Sony video camera in the late 80's and 90's. I know have a Sony Digital handicam that uses 8mm tapes. But I can't seem to play back to old tapes that I pulled out of storage. How can I get these old tapes onto either a VHS or a DVD. As long as I can find a way to play them I can convert them either VHS to DVD or vise versa. Can anyone help, please.
You really should start your own thread so that your problem doesn't get mixed in with all the others.
When you say "can't play back", how exactly do you know?
Sony claims that Digital8 will play back Hi8.
Unless you can get the old tapes to play back in your new Sony camcorder, your options are to pay someone else to do this for you or look on eBay for a older camcorder that plays the older type of tapes - people still sell them.
If your camera cannot play back the tapes then you should find another camera or 8mm player to do the job. 8mm players are hard to find thoough. In order to convert 8mm footage to DVD you will need a Video Capture Device such as ADS Technologies Video Express