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LaughingCheese

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#1 11 years ago

I posted this in another forum, but I'd like to diversify if you know what I mean:

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OK, well, I've had this problem long enough, now I'm going to try to nail it... In short, for whatever reason, I'm unable to capture video from my camera(s) to my computer. Here are the error messages: Windows Movie Maker:
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Camera Type(s): 1. Samsung SC-D3636 2. Sharp VL-WD450 3. Sony Handycam DCR-HC46, NTSC I've tried ALL THREE and they ALl generate the SAME error message! Now, I got the second camera for Christmas because we ended up getting the same error with #2(the old one). It used to work, then for whatever reason stopped working; yes we can still shoot video, but I can't upload anything with the Sharp camera. And now I can't even upload stuff from my NEW camera that isn't even that old!! The Samsung(the new one) is a bit cheaper yes, and I would blame that if it weren't for the fact that it's happened to ALL THREE cameras; I just tried my friends camera and it didn't work either! ******************************************************** OK, what I am saying is that all the cameras shoot video fine, like they should, but I can't for whatever reason upload ANY video, I get those video capture errors. And I've tried with THREE!!!, count 'em, THREE!!, different cameras so far and NONE are working(for uploading, that is). [/rant] What could it be? You shouldn't have to install any software right? Isn't it all plug 'n play? This has been a problem for quite a while, but this is the last straw...

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#2 11 years ago

Can you manually copy the files off the cameras? When you connect it to your computer, try going into My Computer and see if you can copy the files off the camera that way.




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#3 11 years ago
Apollo75;3657042Can you manually copy the files off the cameras? When you connect it to your computer, try going into My Computer and see if you can copy the files off the camera that way.

Um, no, the video is on DV TAPE, no memory cards if that's what you were thinking :(




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#4 11 years ago

Yeah thats what i was thinking. When you said cameras i just assumed it was a digital camera that used some type of memory card....

Sorry, can't help you with what your camera, never used one like that.




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#5 11 years ago
Laughing Cheese;3657207Um, no, the video is on DV TAPE, no memory cards if that's what you were thinking :(

T... t..... tape? :confused:

Jk. Have you installed anything new recently? Have you changed any hardware in the PC? Have you even plugged in any new USB devices?




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#6 11 years ago

Do you use external hard drives? I ask since the only thing they're good for is dumping lots of videos and music. If you do have one you should try using the same usb wire/port on your camera. If you don't have one try opening your bios to see if firewire/usb is turned on.




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#7 11 years ago

Apollo75;3657244Yeah thats what i was thinking. When you said cameras i just assumed it was a digital camera that used some type of memory card....

Sorry, can't help you with what your camera, never used one like that.[/quote]

No prob :)

Homer Gonerson;3657365T... t..... tape? :confused:

LOL :)

Jk. Have you installed anything new recently? Have you changed any hardware in the PC? Have you even plugged in any new USB devices?

Does installing stuff REALLY matter that much?:confused:

Because I can't remember, I suppose I make a lot of changes that way...:p

As for hardware stuff, no.

[quote=Anonymous2;3657398]Do you use external hard drives? I ask since the only thing they're good for is dumping lots of videos and music.

I'd like to get one sometime, I just don't think it's worth spending what money I do have on it, maybe when I get a job :p

If you do have one you should try using the same usb wire/port on your camera. If you don't have one try opening your bios to see if firewire/usb is turned on.

By "wire" are you talking about FireWire, 1394?

Device Manager says every thing's working alright, this is off topic, but it also says I have a USB port malfunctioning :p




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#8 11 years ago
Laughing Cheese;3658642Device Manager says every thing's working alright, this is off topic, but it also says I have a USB port malfunctioning :p

I'll betcha that's the problem. Since the USB port is what the video is being transfered through, I'm guessing that that's why none of your video importing program will see any of your cameras.

I'm not real certain what to do about it though.




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#9 11 years ago
marvinmatthew;3658952I'll betcha that's the problem. Since the USB port is what the video is being transfered through, I'm guessing that that's why none of your video importing program will see any of your cameras. I'm not real certain what to do about it though.

I wish it were that easy, but we've also tried my firewire ports, and it still doesn't work. That might be the case if I were trying to transfer it via USB, but I have two other USB ports that work, and like 3 or so on the back of the computer. Also, we bought a firewire card for my old computer and it worked for a while and then the problem showed up there too!:confused: Actually it was on my old computer that we first encountered the problem; the best we could find out was that the firewire port on our old camera(the Sharp) was fried somehow. But, we've been unable to find out anything for certain. Now we're having the same problem on my new computer, with my NEW camera!:rolleyes: Unless is there a the USB port(on my new computer) could be affecting the firewire somehow? But that doesn't seem possible... NOTE: From here on in, I shall refer to my "new computer" as the "Gateway"(because it's a Gateway ;)), and my "old computer" as a "Compaq"(go figure ;)).




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#10 11 years ago

The best advice I could give you is to switch to premiere.




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