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"Capture aborted" with sony HDR-HC3


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I have a sony HDR-HC3 high defiinition video camera.

 

When I try to upload my video through my firewire, the program recognizes the camera and even starts to download the video and then it stops and I get the message "capture aborted" with no other explanation.

 

My system meets all the requirements stated on the box.

 

Does anyone have any suggestions or received a similar message?

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That is a sweet video camera. I have the DCR-HC96 and love it.

 

Is the firewire a Sony or a good Belkin?

 

 

It's a Startech from Compusmart. I have no idea how good it is. However, in another program (Arcsoft), I am able to view and save video when directly linked to the computer with this cable so I don't think it is the cables fault.

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It's a Startech from Compusmart. I have no idea how good it is. However, in another program (Arcsoft), I am able to view and save video when directly linked to the computer with this cable so I don't think it is the cables fault.

 

That is a cheap cable. A decent firewire cable will cost you $35 - $45. I don't know for sure if that is the problem, but I would bet it is. With that high price video camera, there is no reason to try to get it to work with an $8 cable.

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I have a sony HDR-HC3 high defiinition video camera.
Are you recording in HD? HDV is HD MPEG 2 and that is not supported via firewire as far as I know with most software. If you switch the camcorder to Standard Definition, capture should work fine In EMC 9. If you want to record HD, then use the software that came with the camcorder to capture. Once captured, you should be able to use those files in Videowave or MyDVD 9.
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Are you recording in HD? HDV is HD MPEG 2 and that is not supported via firewire as far as I know with most software. If you switch the camcorder to Standard Definition, capture should work fine In EMC 9. If you want to record HD, then use the software that came with the camcorder to capture. Once captured, you should be able to use those files in Videowave or MyDVD 9.

 

I appreciate the feedback. Believe it or not, no software came with the camera! I tried regular DV recording and then downloading and unfortunately, still no luck!

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Just to make sure everything is working correctly, use a blank tape and record a few minutes in SD and then try to capture. If that works, then you will need to find a way to capture the HD footage.

 

I'm rather surprised the camcorder didn't come with any software. According to SonyStyle website, the HC5 does.

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I have a Sony HDR-HC3 and have had this exact same problem.

I've tried multiple cables, but this didn't make a difference.

I am able to capture easily in MediaCapture if I set the "i-Link Conversion" in the Camcorder menu to "On" so that HDV gets converted to DV so that the camcorder looks like a standard DV camcorder to MediaCapture. This is great for making video files destined only for DVDs, but what's the point of having an HD Camcorder if you have to download everything to SD?

 

What does make a difference, however, is to pull up the Windows Task Manager, find "MediaCapture9.exe" in the "Processes" tab, right click on it, then select "Set Priority -> Realtime". This appears to increase the process priority of MediaCapture to a high enough level that the capture does not abort. I'm using a 3GHz P4 with 1.5GB of RAM, XP Home. I just found this solution today, so I don't know how robust it is yet. Try it to see if it works for you.

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I have a Sony HDR-HC3 and have had this exact same problem.

I've tried multiple cables, but this didn't make a difference.

I am able to capture easily in MediaCapture if I set the "i-Link Conversion" in the Camcorder menu to "On" so that HDV gets converted to DV so that the camcorder looks like a standard DV camcorder to MediaCapture. This is great for making video files destined only for DVDs, but what's the point of having an HD Camcorder if you have to download everything to SD?

 

What does make a difference, however, is to pull up the Windows Task Manager, find "MediaCapture9.exe" in the "Processes" tab, right click on it, then select "Set Priority -> Realtime". This appears to increase the process priority of MediaCapture to a high enough level that the capture does not abort. I'm using a 3GHz P4 with 1.5GB of RAM, XP Home. I just found this solution today, so I don't know how robust it is yet. Try it to see if it works for you.

Interesting idea on setting the Priority…

 

As far as HD capture, did you check the included Sony software as Gary suggested?

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I have a sony HDR-HC3 high defiinition video camera.

 

When I try to upload my video through my firewire, the program recognizes the camera and even starts to download the video and then it stops and I get the message "capture aborted" with no other explanation.

 

My system meets all the requirements stated on the box.

 

Does anyone have any suggestions or received a similar message?

 

That is a sweet video camera. I have the DCR-HC96 and love it.

 

Is the firewire a Sony or a good Belkin?

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