Video Cameras - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support
Won't turn on
I had this same problem! Scoured the web and found no solution. This is what I did to fix it...
Remove battery. Unplug charger. Press and hold the power button for 20 - 30 seconds. While still holding the power button, re-insert the battery and/or plug in the charger. Voila! Came back to life and worked like nothing ever happened.
I also did the same thing with the record button, but it was the power button that got the result.
Hope this helps!
on Jul 01, 2020
"REMOVE THE CASSETTE" displays when I put in a tape.
Same problem appears on another thread at fixya.com
villagidit posted a solution there that worked for me.
The same problem exists apparently on the ZR200 which is where villagidit found the solution.
Basically all it involves is thumping on the side opposite the display. I tried the thump once with no effect. I gave it two more thumps and the problem went away. Not really a solution. But it was satisfactory for me to be able to get the camcorder working long enough to transfer all my DV video onto DVDR..
Seems something comes loose in these Canon camcorders (presumably a connector of some sort.) There are 10 votes for this solution on the other thread as of 5/19/2008.
Canon ZR100 Mini...
on Jun 28, 2020
Plz tell me how to download a latest video editing
Losing your Handycam software is the best thing that could have happened to you all. It stinks.
Firewire eliminates the need for the crummy camcorder software. Basically, you need to install, or have installed, a Firewire card in your PC, then buy a Firewire cable. Then WinDV software will work perfectly to import video. USB connections, and the USB cable, are ideal for downloading digital still images from cameras. Running footage requires a very large bandwidth, which basically is the throughput from camera to computer. Think of a funnel with a small opening. The small opening is USB. Make the opening 4 times as large and nothing backs up in the funnel. The large opening is Firewire. Anyways, by using a Firewire connection, you can bypass the camcorder software and use "real" video editing software.
As for the video editing software
You can use Sonys movie studio http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/moviestudiohd
Windows Movie Maker - The best video editing tool for Windows that's free and chances are you already have it installed on your computer as part of XP SP2. Microsoft Movie Maker has all the basic video editing tools plus a good collection of transitions and video effects.
There's an in-built movie titler that lets add you styles to text titles including ticker taps, zoom and even the scroll effect. And if you are feeling lazy, just hit the AutoMovie command to have the entire video produced for you with intervention.
on May 21, 2020
Cant playback video files
after i got full hard desk on my sony HD (HDR-XR520) any vide i record i cant copy it and it doesn't appear on my computer and then the files on the camera when i play them they don't ply and i found a message said: No applicable files available, so please how can solve this problem? or it's an industrial bad side with this camera??
on May 07, 2020
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