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DVGate version 1.4 to 2.3 upgrading procedure

This procedure applies to the following VAIO models:

  • PCG-F250/F270/F290
  • PCG-F309/F305/F304
  • PCG-X9/X18
  • PCG-C1XN/C1XD
  • PCG-N505X/N505SN
  • PCG-F400/F403/F409
  • PCG-Z600RE

This procedure resolves the following issue:DV camcorders put on the market in 2002 and later are not recognized by DVGate.

Installation Procedure

NOTES:

  • Please note that the drive letter G:\ corresponds to the CD-ROM drive in this procedure.
  • It is recommended that you back up the existing files on your VAIO before proceeding with the installation procedure - Sony is not responsible for any data lost during the installation procedure.
  • You may experience a malfunction while installing or running third party software - Please recover your VAIO and then follow the upgrade procedure.
  • Make sure that the AC adapter of your VAIO is plugged in or that the battery is sufficiently charged.
  • Disconnect all other devices except for the CD-ROM drive and floppy disk drive of your VAIO.

Perform a recovery on your VAIO notebook.

1. Uninstall DVGate Motion 1.4.2:

  1. ClickStart, point toSettingsand then clickControl Panel.
  2. Double-clickAdd/Remove Programs.
  3. ClickDVGate Motion 1.4.2and then clickAdd/Remove.
  4. ClickYesto uninstall DVGate Motion 1.4.2.
  5. Click OK.

2. Uninstall DVGate Still 1.2.2:

  1. ClickStart, point toSettingsand then clickControl Panel.
  2. Double-clickAdd/Remove Programs.
  3. ClickDVGate Motion 1.2.2and then clickAdd/Remove.
  4. ClickYesto uninstallDVGate Motion 1.4.2.
  5. Click OK.

3. Remove any DVGate shortcuts:

  1. ClickStart, point toVAIO,Imaging and Audio, and then right-clickDVGate Motion.
  2. ClickDeleteand then clickYes.
  3. ClickStart, point toVAIO,Imaging and Audio, and then right-clickDVGate Still.
  4. ClickDeleteand then clickYes.

4. Install Sony Shared Library:

  1. Browse toG:\Library\Sony Shared Library\Windows 98\.
  2. Double-click theSetup.exefile and then clickNext.
  3. When Windows detects a locked file, clickReboot- SelectYes, I want to restart my computer now.
  4. ClickFinish- Your VAIO will now restart.

5. Install Sony UI Library:

  1. Browse toG:\Library\Sony UI Library\.
  2. Double-click theSetup.exefile and then clickNext.
  3. ClickFinish.

6. Install DVShared Library:

  1. Browse to G:\Library\DVshared Library\.
  2. Double-click theSetup.exefile - You will be asked to clickNextthree times.
  3. Click OK.

7. Install DIRECTX 7.0:

  1. Browse toG:\Library\DirectX\DirectX7\.
  2. Double-click thedxsetup.exefile.
  3. ClickYes.
  4. ClickReInstallDirectX.
  5. Click OK to restart your VAIO.

8. Install DIRECTX MEDIA:

  1. Browse toG:\Library\DirectX\DXMedia\.
  2. Double-click theSetupshortcut.
  3. Finish the Installation and then click OK to restart your VAIO.

9. Install DVGate:

  1. Browse toG:\Applications\Dvgate\.
  2. Double-click theSetup.exefile and then clickNext.
  3. ClickFinish.

10. Install the DV Shared Library patch:

  1. Browse toG:\Library\Patch\.
  2. Double-click theSetup.exefile and then clickNext.
  3. Click OK.

11. Install the DVGate patch:

  1. Browse toG:\Applications\Patch\.
  2. Double-click theSetup.exefile - You will be asked to clickNexttwice.
  3. ClickFinish.

12. Set DVGate to use PAL instead of NTSC:

  1. Browse toC:\Program Files\Sony\DVgate\.
  2. Double-click theDvsigchg.exefile.
  3. ClickYesto continue.
  4. SelectPALand then click OK.
  5. ClickYesto restart your VAIO.

Additional optional action:
If you are unable to start PictuerGear (depending on your VAIO model) after following the update procedure, described above:

  1. Browse toG:\Applications\PictureGear\.
  2. Right-click thefixpg.inffile and then clickInstall.

File Info

File Name

  • DVGate_14_to_21_UK.exe

File architecture

  • 32 bit

File Size

  • 33.25 Mb

Release Date

  • 71-52-2002
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