Copying from Sony Camcorder

  Kernow999 18:01 23 Sep 2006

I am trying to save my camcorder images onto my pc. I am using XP and a Sony HC35E camcorder.
I start the copying process but it stops after approx 10 minutes and says that the time limit has been reached. I need to click yes to continue copying.
Is there any way around this? Can it be set to just copy continously?
Sony say it is a Microsoft problem.

  LastChip 22:27 23 Sep 2006

Which file system are you using on XP?

If you're using FAT32, you're limited to file sizes just short of 4GB. (Is that 10 minutes worth of camcorder transfer?) The NTFS file system has no such limitations.

  De Marcus™ 22:34 23 Sep 2006

The likelihood is you have no need to wonder, this is almost cetainly a fat32 file system problem. Sony's response of 'this is a Microsoft problem' is dire, it's a basic and very common problem to which they could have corrected in minutes, and are also only to aware of.

  Kernow999 22:39 23 Sep 2006

Sorry, how can I see if it is a FAT32? It does sound about right though.
If Sony can fix it, do you guys know how or should I go back to them?

Thanks for your help

  De Marcus™ 22:40 23 Sep 2006

Go to my computer, RIGHT click on the c: drive and select properties, the file system will be labelled as fat32 or NTFS, which is it?

  Kernow999 22:42 23 Sep 2006


I have just copied two tapes and I have run out of memory also!

  Kernow999 22:43 23 Sep 2006

I have an old hard drive from a previous computer installed also which I do not use, which is FAT32 though

  De Marcus™ 22:44 23 Sep 2006

Ok, looking like a slight fool, your problem isn't file system related. What software are you using to capture, what spec is your pc, how much ram do you have, how much free HD space do you have?

  Kernow999 22:46 23 Sep 2006

I only have about 1/4 of harddrive left. It will be ok when I burn it to disc and delete it though.
I am using the software that came with the camera Pixela Picture Package.
The pc spec?? Not sure. It is only just over a year old.
RAM? No idea how to check. Sorry

  De Marcus™ 22:46 23 Sep 2006

You should also make sure your capturing software isn't using that 'old disk' as storage space for your captured video.

  Kernow999 22:47 23 Sep 2006

No, it is going to the new one only

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