My camcorder - and most are like this, use digital video tapes. Some
camcorders use DVDs and record straight to the DVD. I haven't looked at
camcorders in about a year or so, but they may have some models out now that
save what you record on an internal hard drive on the camera. Either way,
there are no 'files' to copy for most people using camcorders. We're not
talking about a digital camera where it saves your pictures in a file format
and you can plug your card into a reader and drag and drop. With a physical
tape or a DVD, the recording has to be streamed into your editing program,
either through a USB or Firewire connection.
Anyway, I took the PCI Firewire card route. I didn't even think of it. It
was a nice $20 solution so thanks for the tip.
"Graham Hughes" wrote:
> I've not got a hdd cam, but when you connect by USB doesn't the hdd just
> show up as an external hdd and you "copy" the file over to your internal
> Graham Hughes
> MVP Digital Media
> "brogues34L" <brogues34L@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >I have a Sony HDD camcorder that comes with Imagemixer software. It worked
> > on XP but not on my new Vista PC. The CD won't load and the PC doesn't
> > recognise the camcorder when connected. Sony tell me that Vista doesn't
> > support USB streaming which sounds like a dead end. I can't believe the
> > latest generation OS can't cope with modern video capture processes. Can
> > anyone help?