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    Default Sony DCR-HC14E Camcorder

    Help would be appreciated please:

    I have a Sony DCR-HC14E Camcorder, HP Pavilion PC running Windows XP and Pinnacle Editing software. How do I connect the camera to the pc to download video? What cable do I use? Tried the USB with no success. Do I need software for the camera? What is this I-link cable and will this work?

    Any help would be greatly apprecaited....

    Thank you!

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    I-link = Firewire

    Firewire should be used to transfer DV footage from your camera to your PC.

    Your PC needs a firewire socket, and you need a 6-pin to 4-pin firewire cable to connect them.

    If your PC doesn't have a firewire socket then you can purchase an add-on card quite cheaply - you need not pay more than a tenner. Some even ship with the cable included.

    Good luck.


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    Default Thank you!

    Any chance you can pick these Firewire cards from retail outlets such as PC world and currys?

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    Probably, yes.

    But probably at a premium price.

    If time is not critical, try online at Dabs or eBuyer, for example.


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    Default Thank you!

    Just found out that my PC has a firewire port built in and now have the cable!

    Many thanks for the advice, really helped!

    Just one last thing....I assume I don't need any software for the camera? It should just download without?


    Thanks!

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    Yes, you do need some capturing software to transfer the footage from camera to PC.

    Most video editing packages include a capture interface, including Windows Movie Maker.

    You can also use freeware standalone applications such as Win DV (http://windv.mourek.cz/).


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    Default Thanks!

    Yeah, Pinnacle has the capturing software built so I am now ready to go!

    Thanks for all the help you have given me today. A massive help!

    Cheers my friend.


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