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Solved: stream from Sony Handycam via USB windows7

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by etaf, Nov 28, 2011.

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  1. etaf

    etaf Wayne Moderator Thread Starter

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    My friend has an older Sony Handycam DCR-PC53E/PC55E and has windows 7 and asked if i caould set up so he could stream from the tapes off the camcorder onto the PC for saving to DVD to play

    The user manual says it support video and audio stream transfer via USB to the PC - However,

    1) looking on the web - windows 7 and windows vista appear NOT to support this streaming function any longer

    The USB streaming feature is not supported with the Windows 7 operating system.
    http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/support-info.pl?info_id=547&mdl=DCRPC55

    2) the manual mentions an A/V cable which looks like it goes to Composite video
    and that would allow playback of the video - but how to capture onto the PC ?

    3) NO firewire on the device or on the PC -

    The PC also does not have any express/pcmcia slots - just USB and HDMI , as with a lot of recent laptops i notice thesedays

    any recommendations / suggestions for copying quite a few tapes onto DVD
     
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  3. etaf

    etaf Wayne Moderator Thread Starter

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    well, the USB device did not work on windows 7 and infact the device was not seen , only the Memory Card

    BUT , I managed to get the streaming work using the docking port and firewire cable onto a different PC

    so i will mark solved for now
     
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