prob with XP and Sony DCR-IP55E vidoe cam

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youngwillie

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Hello,

I would be very grateful to anyone who could help me with the following problem:

I recently inherited a Sony DCR-IP55E. The problem being that although Windows XP says at the begining "the hardware has been installed and is ready to use" when I try to use "Movie Maker" or "Studio Nine" to edit there is no sign of any video camera.

I dont know anything about cameras and not much about computers either. This happens both with my Desktop computer and my laptop too (both using XP) and is driving me bonkers.

Any help would be very much appreciated.

youngwillie
 

mrss

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Are you using the I-link (the non-Sony world calls it Firewire or IEE1394) cable or the USB cable? Many cameras with USB and firewire use the USB for transferring from the memory card, and firewire for transferring from the tape.

If you used the USB cable, Windows Movie Maker won't work. Although XP will report it found the connection, Movie Maker expects to see the camera on a firewire cable. Most other video capture software expects firewire.
 

mrss

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Then I'm out of suggestions. Good luck.

Oh well, one last try. Is there a card/tape switch or some other control for that mode on the camera?
 
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