Sony Camcorder Memory Stick Video to WinXP PC

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by markxp, Nov 6, 2003.

  1. markxp

    markxp Guest

    I was attempting to capture some video from my Sony DCR-TRV830 digital
    camcorder and email an MPEG file to my son. As best as I could
    determine, I have successfully recorded from my dig-8 video tape to
    the Sony memory stick, and can play back an MPEG-2 video clip of 15
    seconds from the stick on the camcorder screen. When I attach the
    camcorder to my WinXP PC (Athlon 1800) via a firewire connection,
    click on My Computer and the Sony Camcorder, all that shows up are
    some jpg files. Why don't the MPEG files display, and what do I do to
    save an MPEG to my PC? I also noticed that not all the still pics on
    my memory stick appear either. I had to click "take another picture"
    to capture a jpg from the stick. The jpg files still show up under
    the Sony Camcorder in My Computer, but at least I can then move them
    to a hard drive directory. I've read the Sony camcorder user guide,
    but I think I'm still missing something that is ob(li)v(i)ous. Thanks
    for the help. ..........MAK
    markxp, Nov 6, 2003
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  2. markxp

    Pete D Guest

    Does the camcorder have a USB connection? If it does then that is how you
    should probably transfer it.
    Pete D, Nov 7, 2003
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  3. Memory card pictures are only transferred via USB. You'll have to
    hook up the USB cable in order to make that work.

    The memory stick should appear as a drive when you do that, and you
    can copy files.
    Jeffery S. Jones, Nov 7, 2003
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