I need to get video to my laptop and yes only or through USB. The camera is a Sony DCR-TRV16E. Does ANYONE know where to get the damn driver for my laptop running XP. Hopefully thats all I will need...but then again this is my first try!!! Any tips tricks or good wishes are appreciated!!! THE VIRGIN*L ONE
val- I don't think anyone is paying any attention to us. I found the driver...still no go. My usb ports are slow speed so I bought a usb hub that converts to the faster 2.0 usb connection. I am working on this like I used to work on cars, only to find out all I needed was some damned gas. The virg*nl one
I have a camera LIKE VALS...my camera is a different model. It is a Sony DCR-TRV16E. You may have overlooked the fine print, sorry my fault I did not make it more obvious. I've been reading page 219 but my computer does not recognize my camera as an external drive. http://pdf.crse.com/manuals/3075067121.pdf The Virgin*l One
It connects via USB for getting still images ie photos that you saved to the miniDV tape and for allowing you to view the video on your computer. My Panasonic PV GS15 is the same way.
BUT to do what you want to do - transfer video to your PC, you must use the iLink aka IEEE1394 aka Firewire 400. If you don't want to use Firewire, you can use the audio/video cable item#5 on page 3 of the manual and a video capture card installed on your PC.
I bought a firewire / usb 2.0 pcmcia adapter card on-line from newegg.com and hopefully...fingers crossed...that will do the trick. The card I am getting also has a 4 pin 1394a port. Is this the port to connect my Sony camera to?
Thank you LK and everyone else who helped out. As soon as I get the parts and ie: portable hardrive to clear all the crap from my current drive...firewire, so on and and so on...I will let you know how it goes. The more I work with this PC laptop of mine, the more I swear to myself I will get a mac and catch up with the learning curve.