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    Default HELP needed!! Sony DCR-HC85 Handycam Mini DV


    Just got a Sony DCR-HC85 Handycam Mini DV and i'm trying to get it hooked up to my pc via the i-link, i've had 2 other digital camcorders and had no problem with using this function, infact i've made 100's of DVD's no problem at all!

    This time when i plug in the firewire and turn the camera to play nothing happends, normally the PC (windows xp) picks it up directly and loads it. I look into the view finder and it says DV-in which is what my other ones do but still my PC does not see the camcorder?? I've hooked up my other 2 cameras to check the port and cable and everything works fine with them.

    I've loaded the usb drivers off the disk which came with the camcorder and i can transfer pictures but not video through the i-link!

    So is my port dead on the camcorder? but i dont think so cos my camcorder says DV-in when i plug the cable in!

    Do i need to set a setting on the camcorder??

    Or do i need some drivers??

    Please help

    Kind regards


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    Hi I have the same Camera and what you describe is normal on a USB cable, get yourself a Firewire cable and then XP should recognize it, I use Sony Vegas editing software and as soon as you switch on the camera it recognises it.

    PS if you have a web cam unpug it! while you connect and use the camera.

    Regards Mike

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