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Sony Handycam to Compaq Presario

Having spent a good while trying to sort out how to connect Tony’s camera up. Here is the way we chose.

Tony had a Sony DCR-HC37E Handycam and a Compaq Presario V5000 we bought a 2port Firewire express Card ModelX2200 from DirectUSB store and a 4pin to 6pin firewire cable part UE5B1. The card cost £19.95 + VAT and the cable was 4.50 + VAT

All is working fine. No doubt we will get some youtube video’s in due course……

Reader Comments

  1. Did the Presario have firewire ports on the front and back of the machine?

    I’m trying to hook my Sony DV cam up to the Compaq and I’m getting nothing.

    Oh, found your blog through Google, searching on Presario, Firewire and Sony

  2. Hi daz71. The Presario didn’t have firewire that is why we had to purchase the plugin card as I detailed in the post.

  3. The ONLY way of getting video in from the camera is through the firewire. The USB on the camcorder is a fraud in that respect.

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