Whenever I film movies on
first of all ,
get the latest support software and drivers for your gadget / camera from the company website .
log on to the company support or downloads page , find your model and download all what the website offers . esp download where it says " camera suite " or " drivers " or any thing related to the concerned camera .
download it , install it , restart your pc , connect the camera to the pc and then turn it on . and see .
remember to uninstall any previous support softwares you have already installed , before installing the new one .
if you cannot find any support on the website , try installing the camera suite from a CD which came along with the product . after uninstalling the previous version .
if still you cannot find any support software for the camera ,
just connect the camera to the computer and go to this path ---
start > my computer > ( right click on my computer ) > manage > in the window that opens , click on device manager > look for your connected camera ( it will be shown as a connected hardware )> double click where it mentions your camera > click on update drivers > click on , let windows search for the best driver .
and now wait ,,,
the windows will automatically search for the best drivers for your hardware and install them .
sometimes , the problem lies in the Codecs required for the files to run .
especially because , the video files recorded by camera are in some formats which are not easily recognized by windows on default.
for this yoy have to install a codes package on your pc .
download and install -- Sharks codecs pack or k-Lite codecs pack on your machine .
google them , they are quite famous and safe and malware free .
download the one for your version of OS , i.e. XP or Vista or 7 and whether it is a 32bit or 64 but system .
they are safe and will not harm your pc .
restart your system after installing them , connect your camera and then see ..
hope it helps ....
on Mar 12, 2011