Hi, I bought one of these second hand so that I could download my old tapes when my other one broke. The Picture Package disc that came with it is not compatible with Windows Vista, so i downloaded PMB. When I try to download tapes i get a message on the handycam screen saying, "usb invalid during handycam" Should I be using a different cable?
If the cable fits perfectly at both ends, the chances are that it is a software issue that is preventing the computer from recognising the camera. Did you download the software from the official support page for the DCR-HC16 which is here:
Thanks Simon for your prompt reply. I did download the software from that page but the USB driver doesn't seem to be compatible with Vista. I hate when you buy a new puter and nothing's compatible any more.
I'll try it again tomorrow, I'm a bit skelly eyed now.
Thanks for your help. I think I have an iLink cable, but there's no connection for it on new computer.
Sorry, but I don't know what connections it has, all I know is on the old puter, I just connected the handycam and i was able to make up wee video films. i think I'll be able to transfer them to DVD on my VHS to DVD recorder, but I'd much rather do it the puter if at all possible.