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    Default Auto off/Webcam

    I recently hooked up my Sony DCR-TRV14 to my computer via USB so I can use it as a webcam sometimes. The problem is it automatically turns off after 5 mins of being on without recording, to save battery life. This is such a pain, because it means I have to keep reconnecting the camera etc each time.

    I'm sure there is a way round this auto-off thing, anyone else got a Sony and know how to turn the function off?

    Thanks, Dom
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    What happens if you switch to mains supply?

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    it still goes off after 3 mins, which is crazy. I find it really annoying because I cant record time-lapse with my computer.
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    Oh right, yeah it still goes off Marc.. so it doesn't look too good then?
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    I know how to do it now, you have to take the tape out...
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    Well done

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    but doesn't it have the flashing yellow "no tape" symbol then?
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    AMD Athlon64 3000+
    48x CD burner
    16x Dual Layer DVD burner
    512 Mb RAM
    Windows XP Pro/Debian unstable
    Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5
    Firewire card
    ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
    2 x 17" CRTs, 1 x 17" TFT

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    Not on the PC screen that'll be an overlay on the LCD...

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