Can’t import Camcorder Vid into Vegas Movie Studio 6

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    • #47680
      Anonymous
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      Hi everyone. I’m brand new to this forum and I’m hoping someone can help.

      I have Sony Vegas Movie Studio 6.0. I also have a Sony Digital Handycam model DCR-TRV330. My Vegas software won’t recognize/find my camcorder thus I cannot import any video I have into the program.

      Can anyone help offer some suggestions? I’ve tried a couple of downloadable fixes that I’ve seen on other general forums on the webbut nothing has worked. I’ve also emailedmultiple timeswith Sony’s technical department to no resolution. The only thing they’ve been able to recommend is to purchasea $50 piece of software to enable the Vegas and my camcorder to communicate. It’s difficult for me to accept that my Sony software can’t find my Sony camcorder so before I hand over $50, I’d like to see what those of you in this community might recommend and if anyone else has experienced this problem.

      Thanks in advance and let me know if you need more information.

      Rusty

    • #196311
      Anonymous
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      are you starting vegas and then turning on the camera? What exactly is your workflow?

    • #196312
      Anonymous
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      I’ve done it both ways. I’ve started vegas first and then my camera and visa versa.

    • #196313
      Anonymous
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      Does your camcorder record to Hard Disk or to MiniDV?

    • #196314
      Anonymous
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      i assume that when you plug your camera into your computer Windows recognizes it. i also assume that you are connecting through firewire… go into the capture program and select the options, uncheck the box that enables dv device control. exit vegas and then hook up your camera and turn it on. load vegas and try to capture.

      John

    • #196315
      Anonymous
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      Thank you both for posting. My camcorder uses a Mini DV and has no hard drive. It’s about 7 years old. I’m currently using USB but I’ll try firewire next and report back to you. I don’t know if Windows recognizes it. I don’t get any notification that it does so that could be the problem. In any case, I’ll try firewire and follow your instructions John. TTYS!

      Rusty

    • #196316
      Anonymous
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      I haven’t forgotten you guys. Sorry it’s been a few days since I’ve posted an update. Busy week. Plus, it would appear that I don’t have the correct firewire for my computer and have to go buy a different one. I’ll let you know. Thanks again for being patient.

      Rusty

    • #196317
      Anonymous
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      Well, guys, apparently my computer of only one scant year old doesn’t have a firewire port! Go figure. Well, I figure something out. Thanks for your input Johnboy and Film814. If I can fit my computer with one and it doesn’t fix the problem, I’ll let you know. I thought the USB with my camera would work but apparently not. Talk to you later! Again, thanks.

      Rusty

    • #196318
      Anonymous
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      firewire cards are cheap, i think somewhere around 30 bucks, you should be good to go then. Good luck Rusty.

      John

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