Solved Can't capture streaming video from Sony DCR-PC109 Handycam

June 8, 2012 at 07:36:50
Specs: Windows 7 64, Intel I-7
Is there a way (work around) to capture streaming video from a Sony DCR-PC109 Handycam to my Asus PC running Win7 64 bit? I cannot recognize the camera as a physical device, I can only recognize the camera as a USB drive and access the memory stick. I would like to capture and edit the video! I have been unable to use Pinnacle 15 or Premiere CS6 to recognize the camcorder.

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#1
June 8, 2012 at 10:51:50
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I think you need to have a Firewire (aka IEEE 1394) port on a PC or laptop, and a Firewire output port on the video camera often labelled A/V, in order to capture and edit the video from it.

USB 2.0 just can't transfer the data fast enough for real-time video capture, but USB 3.0 can if you haven't got Firewire. But then both camera and computer need to have a USB 3.0 port.


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#2
June 8, 2012 at 14:12:19
Sony have there own software which should of been included with the HandyCaM:

http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model...

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....


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#3
June 8, 2012 at 17:12:42
Thanks for your responses! I purchased a PCI 3-port firewire card by Dynex, and was able to get it to work.

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July 2, 2012 at 14:28:20
GoldTooth

If you should happen to pop back maybe you would care to mark one of the responses as Best Answer. That will make this thread show as "solved".

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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