How do I transfer video from a Sony MiniDV Handycam to my PC?
Posted on 2008-01-30
I want to transfer video to my PC, which has XP Pro SP2, from a borrowed Sony DCR-HC40 MiniDV camcorder. The footage is on a MiniDV videocassette and I only have the camcorder, USB cable and cassette...no software. What would be the best way to get the video transferred? I've been trying to use the USB streaming method while capturing it in Windows Movie Maker, but don't think I have the correct driver for that. The camcorder was powered up, in playback mode and set to USB Streaming. I read in the online manual that the driver that supports USB streaming has to come off of the software provided with the device when purchased. Is this true? Is there somewhere that I can download this driver without having to order the actual CD? Thanks.