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    Please help, I have searched and I can't seem to find any straight answer. I have a Sharp Viewcam z 7 that I am trying to transfer video from to my windows media center pc. I plugged it into the USB and it could not install the hardware. ( I dont have the original disc that it came with). When I went into windows movie maker in capture video it recognizes that the camera is hooked up, however it shows nothing on the screen. I have it playing on the camcorder but for some reason it isn't showing on the computer.

    Do I need the software from the camcorder? I looked online and with sharp it says i have to pay for it and they will mail it to me (pretty silly if you ask me, since if i have the camera the software should be free.) or is there another way to import the video? I am really confused and need to have this up by tomorrow night, so if anyone has any advice or ideas at all I would appreciate it immensely! thank you!


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    You must use fire wire not usb, as with all dv cameras.

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    would the fact that I am using a USB make it impossible to see the video at all? I read that it would be worse quality, but I am worried that even with the fire wire it will not work.

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    i also plugged in the camera with analog and it wouldnt work either.

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    I wouldnt like to speculate about the above.

    If the cam plays a tape to screen all should be well.

    You MUST use f wire. Cature via analogue will be very poor in comparison.

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    It's a mini dv camcorder so you have to use a Firewire connection to get the best quality video and audio from it onto your computer.

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