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PC Will Not Capture Video From Sony DCR-HC40


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hysteria

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Hi there,

I have a rather annoying problem. I have Windows Vista Ultimate, with Sony Vegas, and my trust Sony DCR-HC40 Handycam. Sounds pretty nice, doesn't it? Well, it is. Except for the fact that they are not working together in unison. This camera came out around the time of XP SP 2, and Sony's website does not offer much help driver or software-wise ... unless you have your original disc (with serial code on it). Well - it was a Christmas present over 5+ years ago, and I'm sorry Sony, but I just don't have that disc. And you could at least tell me if there is an updated driver out there somewhere for the camera! I went to a random driver-selling website and purchased the original XP Driver and PDF File Format version of the original owner's manual (which is worth crock).

The Driver is an XP driver, so I set it for compatibility mode and it did install, but my PC still does not recognize the device (very well) and will not capture video.

I'm really just trying to get the PC to capture the video streaming from the camera like it should.

Making movies is my passion, and this setup is hurting that. Is there anybody out there that can help me? Anything is appreciated.

Thanks,
Daniel
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Jorei

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hi

I have the same camcorder as yours and i have similar problems too, i have found the solution just now and i would like to share it to you. check this link http://ikool.wordpre...dycam-dcr-hc40/ its all there mate. this worked for me and im transferring all my tapes to my pc right now. please let me know if this work for you...
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hi

I have the same camcorder as yours and i have similar problems too, i have found the solution just now and i would like to share it to you. check this link http://ikool.wordpre...dycam-dcr-hc40/ its all there mate. this worked for me and im transferring all my tapes to my pc right now. please let me know if this work for you...
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I saw this situation on here, while doing searches on Google concerning the very same problem. There is software called Roxio Easy (found good price on Amazon) that is supposed to take the place of the Sony Software that does not work on the newer Operating Systems. I've purchased it and a RCA or Sony cable (separately on eBay or Amazon). The cable that comes with the software has a USB connection but no connector to the camera. So I had to get a cable to hook up the camera to the USB cable. I bought the Roxio Easy Plus, which is the most current version because it copies almost anything to DVD. Even VHS to DVD. Haven't had the chance to use it yet because the cable just came and my Camcorder is also at www.doctorsony.com(great deal on ebay)being fixed from the notorious bad CCD plague.
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