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Video camera to fit Z580 Windows 7

Question: Video camera to fit Z580 Windows 7

Hello to all,Can someone recommend a video camera that works well with the Z580? The main purpose is for downloading video from the camera, to a good quality, and then editing with Adobe. Do I need a capture device? If so please recommend one. Thanks a lot.

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Answer: Video camera to fit Z580 Windows 7

Dear llan01

Welcome in lenovo forums

unfortunetly there is not such application released from Lenovo except for the Lenovo Youcam that supposed to be installed on your device

Please let me know


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When I first received my laptop the integrated camera was working.  What happened?  I cannot use the camera app on windows 8 any longer.  When I go to the properties for the Lenovo Easy camera in device manager I get this message:  This device cannot start. (Code 10)The I/O device is configured incorrectly or the configuration parameters to the driver are incorrect. HELP!

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Hi,I have problem with my new Z580. When I was trying to install driver to camera I get error - some file couldn't be found in c:\\drivers\[...]. I unpacked the driver file and there was folders (Chicony, Bison, Liteon, Liteon HD). I tried to run setup.exe from these folders but every time error - "Could not find device", "Please plug in camera" or something similar. I also couldn't find  camera in  windows device manager. I'm using windows xp (I know it's prehistoric).Thanks 

Answer:Z580 don't see camera

I have same problem, my company bought 50 laptops from this model and we cant use the web camera.Please give us a good driver for the web camera!!!! or we will make a compain. Ciprian. Moderator note; personal information edited

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Hi All, I have just upgraded my Z580 from 8.0 to 8.1 (x64) and everything is working except the camera (webcam). It was working fine in Windows 8.  If I look in the device manager I see "Access is denied" error message on the driver. every time I install the EasyCamera software (chincony - 64 bit windows 8.1) it fails with an unspecified error "setup failed".  It then tells me to plug in the camera, it then says "are you sure uninstall the camera driver" - I say yes and the uninstaller fails with an "uninstall driver fail" message.  I have also tried saying no to hte uninstaller option but to no avail.  Here is what I have tried: The following drivers0mca09w81.exethe Z380Z480Z580.....exe drivers from the chinese sitethe original Windows 8.0 drivers in d:\driversthe 32bit version of the driver With each driver above I have tried: Removed device from device manager, uninstalled webcam software, rebooted, reran the driver installer - FAILAs Above and run the installer as "administrator" - FAILAs Above but set the installer to compatability mode (Windows 7) - FAIL I know for sure that the camera is fine,  the wires are sound etc.  One minute it was working - upgrade to 8.1 and it stopped........... This is a driver installer issue but I am not sure how to proceed.  I have considered tracing the installer to see the registry keys it tries and changing the permissions on these I have also considered changing... Read more

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Hey,The problem is camera went absolutely blank, only black screen appears in Lenovo YouCam software, in skype the camera load for infinite period of time.Camera does not work, tried flushing the drivers, updating the drivers downloading from the various sources. No solution whatsoever can be found on the internet, even tried to call lenovo support centre but i didnt get the solution. It stopped working when i was chatting with my friend on tinychat it froze completely, started working for some time and then again froze but this time without coming back to life. Can You help me please? Thank you very much.

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This would be my first time posting here so I will try to be exact in my problem which is driving me nuts. I have recently done a re-install of windows 7 home premium with sp1 on my idea pad z580 (this was necessary as windows update was not functioning). after all was said and done all my programs and files and setting were saved except my integrated webcam was not working. Yes i made sure the softkeys had it turned on. This shouldn't have been a problem I went to lenovo and downloaded the recomended driver. The wizard ran with no problem. Windows then went to install the driver and it failed. If I go to device manager and have windows search for a newer version of driver it tells me I have the most current one...Yet it continuously fails to install it.  Help!!! I'm out of ideas. This should be a pretty routine thing to do. Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi everyone, brought a new lenovo Z580 , loaded windows7 ultimate ,32bit , tried to install lenovo easy cam from the driver CD but it says connect  the camera , even tried unistalling and installed again but failed  . can anyone help??????

Answer:Camera not recognized - Driver Problem (Ideapad Z580)

Hi Wilson,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
I?m sorry to hear that the webcam is not turning ON or the driver is not getting installed in your new Z580 Laptop, I suggest you to press Fn+Esc keys together to enable the webcam first. Then try to install the driver, while installing the driver right click on the downloaded file and select ?Run as administrator? option to get it installed without any error.
Do post us back if the issue still persists.
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar

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Hello. I have an Ideapad Z580. Formerly I had W8 installed and now I have 8.1. In both operation systems, I get an error message about my camera. It says ''Please connect a camera to get started'', that is it does not recognize it. And I believe it is all about the driver. See the pictures below. After saying ''checking application profile'', it shuts itself down instantly. No other driver is broken like this, they finish. But this one is always cut in half. How can I get a proper driver of camera for W8.1? Thank you!


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Answer:Camera not recognized - Driver Problem (Ideapad Z580)

hi haluk,can you please confirm the camera worked on windows 8?

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my bullt in video camera on my samsung computer stopped says" connect camera" do i so this...thanks ron

Answer:my video camera stopped working,its says connect camera

Try re-installing the webcam driver for your laptop model from Samsung's website.If that doesn't fix the problem. the webcam may be turned off. Look for a combo key (Fn key) which toggles the webcam on and off.message edited by phil22

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I´ve upgraded my S40-70 to Windows 10 and my front camera is not working. I´ve already downloaded and tried to install the drivers suggested by the support page, but I was not able to do it. The setup program shows the message "This utility cannot be used on this machine" and nothing else happens. How can I solve this, please?

Answer:S40-70 video camera not working on Windows 10

Hi danielfontolan,
Your system is not certified as win 10 compatible:
This will definitely mean that there will always be issues as long as your system is not fully confirmed for windows 10.

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I have a Lumia 640 LTE. I installed windows 10 mobile ver. 10149.
My video recorder does not working, in Lumia Camera app it doesn't start, and in windows camera app gives me the following error 0x200F4246(0x88890010).

Answer:My Windows camera app doesn't work and video recording doesn't work in Lumia Camera, why?

Im having the same problem!

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when i switch to video camera all i get is fault code 0xA00F425C

Answer:Video camera won't work Lumia 930 windows 10?

Try to update the camera app (check in the store) if not already done.
Soft reset the phone.
Update WM10 to the latest .318 if you're below that.
Good luck and join us here at WC for more solutions.

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All of a sudden, for no apparant reason, windows will not detect my firewired connected Sony videocamera.What can be the cause

Answer:Windows XP Doesn't detect my video camera

Have you installed anything recently that may have either overwritten system files or cause a hardware conflict?Check in Device Manager, if there are any problems.Run sfc /scannow

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I receive a 'USB device not recognized' when I connect the video camera to a USB port. It doesn't matter whether or not the SD card is in the camera, as least so far as the not recognized message.

I tried removing the device in the control panel and adding it again. It doesn't work. Unfortunately the camera, while nice and working, is a "DVC/Digital Video Camera" generic type of device. So I am unsure what driver to use or how to load the driver onto the camera. The Driver Easy software did not find the device or load a driver onto it.

That is basically where I am at. I would be grateful if someone knew how to troubleshoot. (Buy the device that allows you to plug the SD card into the computer like a flash drive? But then what...) I have a side business that would benefit from my posting videos on my web site and YouTube, which is zero budget and I'm afraid I'll have to break down and buy a better video camera. Thanks, Mike

Answer:Video camera works, but Windows 10 not recognizing it

USB Device Not Recognized is usually a problem with the USB port, USB cable, or the device itself. Have you tried it on another computer and have you tried another USB cable?

You could buy a USB card reader, it would be just as easy as plugging in the camera, just make sure it matches the type of card you are using:

Does it camera have a brand or model number of any kind?

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can't download photos or videos since installing windows 10

Answer:can't download photos from video or camera windows 10

Are you using the Internet Explorer browser?
You could try to reset Internet Explorer settings to its defaults.

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when i click on webcam icon in my computer this error appears Creation of the Video preview failed. please check the device connection and make sure that device is not being used by another application or user. my notebook is Thinkpad SL500c  4414-W3H i think my camera is D-max STK-2135 i installed the latest driver in website 6ack18ww.exe i format my hard drive and install windows seven, windows vista sp2 ,windows xp sp2 ,windows xp sp3 but in all windows the bottom error appears. (Creation of the Video preview failed) i searched this error in google and do everything in froum and websites but nothing changed. i installed  yawcam but  nothing changed the yawcam can't do anything. please help me how can i solve this problem. thx very very very.....

Answer:camera problem in all windows . Creation of the Video preview failed.

Appears like lenovo needs to update it's camera drivers for SL series and Microsoft needs to do some fixing here too. Google is full of this error:- 

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I recently installed Windows 7 on my A300, which had the Chicony Camera Assistant Software.

I couldn't upgrade but had to do a hard install. Somehow, the video part of my webcam is working, but the computer is not detecting my mike.
I downloaded the software but still am having no success with the computer detecting a mic. Video and mic worked perfectly when Vista was on my computer.

Any thoughts?

Answer:Camera on Satellite A300 with Windows 7 - Video Works, Mic Not Detected

>I downloaded the software but still am having no success with the computer detecting a mic.
Which software? Which OS is this software designed for?

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I got a Kodak Easy Share M893. It puts the videos output files in Quicktime. How can i put then Window Movie maker? It won't let me use Quicktime. I have look have don't see how to change in on the camera.

Answer:New Camera it outputs Video's in quicktime need to put it in Windows Movie Maker

Can you not save the files from your camera to a document then go into Movie maker and click on 'import media' then find the file you saved them in and import them. Red arrowSee picture.Or even go straight to import from camera. Yellow arrow[attachment deleted by admin]

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Hello all, I have a IdeaPad Z580 with a i5 and no video. When I hit the power button, the fan turns on (full speed) and the lights above the keyboard light up and the leds on the front light up, but no video on the screen.  I tried hooking it up to an external monitor, nothing. Since it is out of warranty, I disassembled it to check the motherboard.  It has a part number of DA0LZ3MB6G0 Rev G.  I've come across a few of these refurbed motherboards on ebay for $120 and up. My question is, since this is an i5, the video is built on the CPU. (I do not have the Nvidia 630M/635M) chip. Could the no video issue be the CPU or the motherboard?  I don't want to spend $120+ on a replacement motherboard, and have it not fix anything... then have to spend $100 for a new CPU.  Has anyone else had this issue with this specific motherboard? If so, what was the fix? Without being able to boot into the BIOS, I don't know the specs 100% but from what I can remember, they are as follows: Lenovo IdeaPad Z580Windows 7 64biti5-3210M w/ HD4000 graphics8GB (2x4GB) DDR3750GB HDD


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Answer:Z580 with no video output

It doesnt have to be necessarily related to the motherboard. It could even be a RAM failure or just the HDD not powering up to boot.
You will have to do this step by step -
1) Disconnect power supply and battery. (Is the battery easily removable?)
2) Try to start the system ONLY on power supply.
3) Try to start the system ONLY on battery.
If above tests, dont show anything then,
1) Remove RAM and HDD.
2) If you have multiple RAM sticks, try one at a time and see if your system boots up or shows something.
3) If nothing happens on testing with RAM, remove both, attach HDD and boot up and see what happens.
4) Do you have a recovery drive (external USB/DVD). Attach that and see if your system boots.
You can try to create a bootable diagnostics from this link and see if it helps in booting up properly -

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Hi! yesterday updated to 10586 my L930 and, as before, the Windows Camera App doesnt record audio on video shooting. I know my phone is affected by the L930 speakerphone mic problem, but until previous versin of Windows Camera, audio was recorded at least in the other channels. No surround settings to manage in 10581/6. But after the last two updates, WinCamera is not recording audio. Cortana Works ok. And I cant install Lumia Camera, because it is just showing a "move to Windows Camera" message. The thing is, I already reported this through Insider Comments, but, I need to film video with audio urgently, any other idea to do it? maybe other App?

Answer:Windows Camera not recording sound in L930 video. No way to configure sorround?

Same problem with my 930. Does MS have an answer??

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I have a z580 with the intel hd 4000 integrated graphics.  Was wondering if there is any way to adjust how much memory is allocated to video.  Right now it appears to be set at 32 megs.  Checked the BIOS and didn't see anything so I'm wondering if there is any way to switch it since 32 is not enough to run any newer games.  Thanks.

Answer:Can I change the video memory on a z580

Good evening and welcome to the community.
How much system RAM is installed in your machine?

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kindly guide me which digital camera for stll photo graphy to buy andcheaper and good quality and also which video camera to buy and which company.....plz help me out

Answer:digital camera or video camera?

I would highly recommend the Sony DSC-P8 Cybershot digital camera. Just bought one and it is fantastic, great quality still photography and pretty good video. With a big enough memory stick you can have 90mins of high quality video, so you don't need to bother with a seperate video camera...However, see my posting about the sony driver issues relating to data transfer in XP.

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I have a digial camera software installed on my computer and have no problems manipulating software, drive, camera pictures, transferring, printing etc.
However, I recently installed a SONY video camera software on the same computer and have no problems transferring from video camera to computer, but cannot print or transfer videos to DVDs, the error is 'CANNOT FIND DRIVE E" and there are no other drives to choose from.
Should I stick with the computer transfer or should I purchase some other product to transfer videos?
HELP! My video camera is full and I don't want to delete anything!

Answer:Digitial camera/video camera

Once you get it on the computer you can do anything you like with the videos. Download them to the computer to free up the card. You can then make a DVD or whatever you want to do with the videos.

Even if you could transfer directly to DVD you would have to check the DVD carefully before dumping the files from the card. The computer as an intermediate step is the safest way to do it.

If the videos are important to you at all I wouldn’t trust them to a single source like a DVD.

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I have a z580 with the intel hd 4000 integrated graphics.  Was wondering if there is any way to adjust how much memory is allocated to video.  Right now it appears to be set at 32 megs.  Checked the BIOS and didn't see anything so I'm wondering if there is any way to switch it since 32 is not enough to run any newer games.  I have 6 gigs total and would be happy to up it to 8 if it matters.  Thanks.

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I bought a Lenovo Z580 recently upon a friend's recommendation only to discover that it had a measly 32MB of dedicated video ram which means that I can't play many video games such as GTA4 which requires a minimum 256MB.
Is it possible to replace the graphic/video card and if so can somebody recommend one which which would be the best one to replace the current one with?
Many thanks in advance

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Thanks in advance for any and all help. Here are some quick details to set the stage for this help thread:

-I am using a Sony DCR-TRV120 Digital Handycam.
-Here are a few of my system specs:

Operating System: WinXP SP2
CPU Speed: Intel Pentium 4 2.00GHz
Harddrive space: 120GB & 40GB
RAM Memory: 1024 MBytes

Now, for my problem. I was recently able to capture some video (one hour and thirty minutes worth or so), but when I played it back on my computer, the first part of it seemed fine, I could hear it and see it (the video seemed to freeze a tiny bit though), but not too far into the video file the audio disapeared. I have since deleted that file, so I can't give specific details on that anymore.

Anyway, I am now trying to capture again, and nothing I use seems to be doing the job. Windows Moive Maker wont even load for me, it freezes and it's a pain in the butt to get it to shut down. I am trying to use WinDV right now, but I get an error that says "Error: Can't find DV output pin". I have tired using Vegas Video 3.0, but it doesn't seem to be doing anything either, I just have a black screen shown, and nothing is actually being recorded to my computer. I've also tried to use some sort of Nero program, I forget the name of it right now, but it's doing the same thing as Vegas Video.

When I plug my camera into my computer and turn it on, I DO get the box asking me which program to use with it, so I know that my computer is conn... Read more

Answer:Trouble capturing digital video from video camera: Need to edit!

More information will be needed: Are you capturing via firewire, has you computer changed at all since the troubles started---then we can persue it.

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Hey guy, Just trying to update my graphic card to prepare it for Black Ops 2, AC 3 etc. But whenever I try to install THIS driver, nothing happens. I just click setup.exe, and still, nothing happens. If somebody could have helped me, it would be great. Waiting for a solution, thanks.

Answer:Z580 - Lenovo's Newest Nvidia Video Driver Doesn't Run

What is the status of the current drivers? You are experiencing game lag?

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can anyone suggest a good external usb,video capture card/ i can record some footage from my sony analogue video camera.i have all the cyberlink software inc power the moment i have a dazzle dvc80. but i am getting some delay or lag on playback,of recorded items.please help.

Answer:video capture cards/analogue video camera.

The TERRATEC GRABSTER AV 400 Analogue video Capture works on USB port may be worth a look

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Without going into all the excruciating details (and they ARE excruciating), my system simply will not recognize my canon altura digital video camera. Here are my basic system specs:

Motherboard msi kt7 lite with duron 900mhz chip
256 ram
all in wonder video w/16mb ram
yamaha cd-burner
Toshiba cd rom
20G Maxtor hd (primary), 60G Quantum Fireball (secondary hd)

principal software: MS xp office suite w/frontpage 2002, access, word perfect 8.0, mgi photosuite III, mgi videowave, Cakewalk pro audio v.8, sierra printArtist platinum, Ulead photoexplorer, Ulead photoImpact 6, MGI videoWave4, Ulead Videostudio v.4.0, etc.

I used to do video editing all the time with MGI video wave 3, now although it installs fine, when I go to capture video, I get the message "one of more arguments are invalid," and it won't capture. I tried capture with the Ulead software, but it gives me a similar error message. Here is what I've done so far:

* Checked user forums for MGI video wave, which turned up lots of other people suffering the same issue, which MGI hasn't been able to solve. There were several possible solutions offered, all of which I tried, and none of which worked. The natural thing would be to try other software, which I did (Ulead), but I had the same problem.

* spent lots of time with tech support for ulead, mgi, and ms. All were unable to help.

* uninstalled and reinstalled several times each piece of software.

* reinstalled windows.

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Answer:video editing software will not see digital video camera

I should have mentioned: the system DOES see the camera; it's right there, but it won't capture.

Also, I spent some time with Belkin tech support to see if it was a firewire issue, but they weren't able to help. I also uninstalled and reinstalled the firewire card and software several times.

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I have a JVC video camera that came with a program that uses Power Cinema NE for Everio to put the videos onto the computer, burn DVD'S of the video's etc.
I tried to upload a video using photobucket by going to where the files are kept and opening the file up but it won't show . With my old camera the video's used Quick Time which showed up and I could upload them to the web. What do I do ?
In the file where the movies are kept if you put your mouse over it it says Hard Disk Camera Movie .

Answer:Problem uploading a video to Photobucket with new Video Camera

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Hi. When i install the latest intel drivers from their website for my HD4000 the brighness control on my Z580 stops working correctly, then if i re-install the lenovo video driver it starts working again, what have lenovo done to their driver? can the Intel Website driver be modded this way? This is for Windows 7 x64 Thanks John.

Win7 Lenovo Ideapad Z580 i5-3210m HD4000 Win7 x64 8gb 1600MHz Samsung 830 256GB SSD

Answer:Z580 - How can i use Intel Website video drivers and keep the brightness control working?

Hi TinderboxThe thing is that the drivers posted by Lenovo at their site owever the one at the intel site are are made for not any specific laptop but for many supporting laptops. Also, if we are satisfied by the current state of the computer, there is never a need of updating anything.I hope you understand.

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Which password to use if laptop is in safe mode ideapad z580 ?
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Answer:z580 - Which password to use if laptop is in safe mode ideapad z580 ?

hi akshu_13,
Welcome to the Forums.
If you're running on Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1, you should use the same password that you've set on your account.
If you're running on Windows XP, by default, you will see an additional Administrator account and the password is set to none. If you'll be using your own account and not the Administrator one then you should use the same password like in normal Windows.
Windows 8/8.1 can use a Microsoft Account and a Local Account. If you boot in Safe Mode only (not Safe Mode with Networking), you won't be able to use the Microsoft Account login as it requires internet access to verify your credentials, thus, you will need to use a Local Account.
Let me know if this helps you out.

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I have a Panasonic digital video camera and I want to transfer the video onto my computer so I can edit it. I have Windows Movie Maker and Pinnacle software. I went to Fry's Electronics and the guys there told me what type of cord to buy and it plugged into my camera okay, but not my hard drive. I think it needs to plug into a FireWire port (???) but the only types of plug spaces on my hard drive looked like typical USB plugs. Does this mean that my computer is not meant to transfer video? Can I buy something so that I can connect to a FireWire connection? Is this expensive? Or do you know of any way to transfer video with a normal USB cord? THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!

Answer:Transferring video from digital video camera


As we have no idea what model of camera (Panasonic make many different models) or what computer hardware or version of Windows you have, it's going to be very difficult to be accurate with advice.

Depending on computer specs and operating system version, buying a PCI internal firewire card should be quite cheap.

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As the title says, just wondered if theres any lenovo software the works with the z580 ? lenovo companion on windows 8 offers some stuff but its listed as u series ect ? cheers for replys inadvance,mike

Answer:(z580) Just wondered what lenovo software will work with the z580 ?

hi mikee77,
The Lenovo Z580 comes with these lenovo pre-installed apps:
Lenovo OneKey RecoveryLenovo OneKey TheaterLenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSyncLenovo Energy ManagementLenovo Companion
The Lenovo Companion is like an app store the features:

Third-Party Apps and Ads
Lenovo products, Tutorials, Application showcases, Lenovo accessories information, Lenovo Cloud, and a link to Lenovo blogs and articles

Most apps listed on the Lenovo Companion will work on the Z580 as long as it meets the system requirements (i.e. If an app is made only for Touchscreen models, then you will need to get the non-touchscreen version or if there's a Utility app that senses temperature on a specific model, make sure Z580 is on the supported models).
Click here for more information on the preloaded softwares on the Z580 and click here for more information on the Lenovo Companion.
Hope this helps.

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After my recent update, none of my Network Connections, Wifi or Lan is visible.. Alon with that it is creating a isuue of connections. All my previous connections are lost.
Please help me with the same.
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The problem happens in both windows store apps and .exe programs. Camera doesn't work in Chrome, Edge,Skype(both store and .exe). I recently gave my laptop in for servicing at an authorized service center(Just a speaker issue). Could it be that they could have unplugged the camera cable? I also saw a post referring to the same laptop but in that post only store apps had this problem. Already tried reinstalling driver, enabling permissions etc. If I remember correctly this problem started after the fall creators update. When the camera is used the white led does blink, even though an image doesn't show. Please help me with this.

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Hi all,

the Camera App on my Windows 10 somehow starts directly with the front-facing camera. I'm using a surface pro 4. I remember, it used to start with the main camera as default. Is there anyway to configure it to start with the main camera. I couldn't figure it out from the setting. (I'm not the selfie type, so this annoys me quite a bit).

Bests, bbbhh

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Hello,I have recorded some video and now i would like to transfer it somehow in to my PC. I have JVS video camera. Can you help me with it please? Cos a have never done it before.I run win XP and I have TV card as well.Any sugestins will be welcome. Once its done i would like to record it on CD or DVD disc so I can send it to my friend.

Answer:Copy my video from video camera to PC

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Hello,I have recorded some video and now i would like to transfer it somehow in to my PC.I have JVS video camera. Can you help me with it please? Cos a have never done it before.I run win XP and I have TV card as well.Any sugestins will be welcome.Once its done i would like to record it on CD or DVD disc so I can send it to my friend.

Answer:Copy my video from video camera to PC

Did you get a CD with the Camera or any discs

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I have a Lumia 930/icon with the latest wp 10 preview. By every single update brings me worse and worse surprises in camera app. I think I don't need to explain what's the problem if you use it. My question is, how can I use the original Lumia camera app or can I remove the microsoft camera app?

Answer:How can I back to Lumia camera from windows/microsoft camera?

Not sure what problems you're facing with the default Windows camera on WM10 but currently Lumia camera 5 does not work with WM10. You can use Lumia Camera Classic or Lumia Camera Beta instead.

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My build in web camera is not working. I have windows 8.1 OS install on my computer. When i launch the camera app, the screen is black, Im able to take a picture but when i click the previous arrow to see my picture, it say " The file cant be open, the file may be damaged".

Answer:Build in camera not working in Windows 8.1 camera app

Hi, and welcome to TSF, we need more info than that. What is the make and model number of your computer, have you checked in device manager for any error flags, either a yellow ! or red X, have you tried reinstalling the web cam software or driver.

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neverr happend before pics used to be as they are clicked! I dont know whats even wrong. please help! help needed.

Answer:pics have started flipping by the front camera. in the normal camera as well as in the lumia camera!

I'm sorry... Could you join the site and reply in this thread with more detail...
I'm having a hard time understanding what "flipping" means in that title. Does it mean you are stuck on the front camera and can't use the rear? What exactly is going on there?

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Hi all,

I am going to be starting to convert my old VHS and Video Camera footage to DVD and I have never done it before. I have bought the software to do it, but how do I know if I’ve got the right connections on my computer to do this. Is there a software (or download) that can check my system and tell me if I have the right connections?

Also, anyone know what leads I would need? I’m presuming the Audio/visual leads (1x red/yellow/white) but the software I bought hasn’t got the best instructions in the world.

I am running:
Windows XP Home (SP2),
40g HD (25g free),
512mb Ram,
2.00 GHz.

If anyone can help I would but very grateful. Thanks for your time.

Answer:VHS & Video Camera to DVD

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Hi, I have a Sony DCR HC19E video camera and I was wondering if I could use this as a web cam. If this is possible can anyone tell me how to go about setting it up for use on Windows Live Messenger. Thanks

Answer:Video Camera As Web Cam

Better to buy a dedicated webcam I think. It might be possible but a video camera is far too high resolution for webcam use. And webcams are cheap if that sort of thing interests you.

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Anyone knows an easy way to burn video clips (mov) from a digital camera (Minolta) using a CD burner, into VCD. I have 2 computers with CD burners, but no DVD burner. An old desktop with Win 98SE and an I/O Magic CD burner, and Roxio Easy CD 6; which ask for mpg files. The new laptop (Toshiba, Win XP) has a built-in CD burner ( don't know what brand or software!); have not tried using it to make VCD yet.Is converting to mpg a must-do first? And how - any shareware?

Answer:Camera video (mov) to VCD

Try Very informative.

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Question: my video camera

I am trying to have a video call on skype on my computer which I have done many times before. There is a built in camera and skype says that it does not see a working camera. Is there some simple solution to this problem?

Answer:my video camera

Hello and welcome to TSG.

As the camera is built-in, I`m guessing you`ve got a laptop but it`s always worth putting a bit of info about your machine if you ever need to pose another problem.

Make sure the camera is properly installed using the correct and up-to-date drivers and that it`s enabled in the system and using any toggle switches that may be on the keyboard. Use Device Manager to confirm that it`s seen by the system correctly using WinKey + Pause/Break and clicking the Hardware tab, then Device Manager.

I don`t know Skype`s software setup or configuration but check if there`s a drop-down menu somewhere that you have to choose your particular camera model or something along those lines.


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Question: Video Camera to PC

Im trying to connect my camcorder to my pc however i dont have an s-video on my pc is there anotehr way that wont require me installing some new hardware?

Answer:Video Camera to PC

Don't know, as we can't see your camera. (the crystal ball doesn't seem to work)

What options does it give?
What type is it? What options do you have on your PC?
What operating system are you using?

Very few PC's actually have SVideo inputs.

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Question: Best Video Camera

What type of video camera is best these days? 8mm, DV, DVD, or mini DV?

Answer:Best Video Camera

The most used format these days would be mini DV or DV. HD is the future though.

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I have a Linksys router.
I saw really good prices on D-Link Video cameras for video surveillance.

Is it possible for me to purchase the D-Link camera and use it with the router?

Is software compatible? Will the cameras interact?

Thank You for any help on this!


Answer:Video Camera set up

You didn't post a single model number so not sure how we can give you any exact answers.

But, yes of course a D-Link product will work with Linksys router; they don't lock the camera's down to only work with their own routers.

P.S. the software runs on a computer, not on the router. You need to make sure your computer meets the requirements for the software.

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I'm trying to connect my HV20 to my laptop via firewire. When I plug it in, I don't get tones or any notification from Windows that it sees my camera.

I know it's not the port as I've connected an external HDD via firewire to that port and it was found. I tested the camera on a different computer and it works.

What could be going wrong here?

Answer:OS will not see video camera


I tried the legacy drivers but that didn't fix it.

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I got my brand new kodak zi8 hd camcorder. I brought because at the store the videos on the phone looked AMAZING. but then when i got home and transfered them to my pc theyre all jerky. I tried the 1080p on my friends brand new macbook pro and it looked horrible. Back home on my laptop the 720p/60fps is incredibly jerky but when uploaded to youtube it looks like this...

YouTube - Forward Flip

which looks ok WAY better than in quicktime. Im using a regular 4gb sandisk memory card and im not sure what the write speed is but do you guys think it might be too slow and thats why it looks so bad in 1080p? or is the camera just crappy? I have to return it tommorow if im goin to slow please answer soon...

btw im running windows xp

Answer:Camera video looks bad on pc

I cant answer but looks pretty good in youtube

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Question: Video camera

When I plug in my USB cord for my digital camera, it shuts off my computer instantly. Do you have any ideas what could be causing the problem.

Answer:Video camera

Hi and welcome. Did it ever work correctly? Do you have the regular power source plugged in as well?

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My mum has one of these old video cameras, its uses the TV AV plugs (red/white/yellow) and it uses the old cassette looking tapes, and she wants them on the computer so she can burn them to dvd, what sort of equipment do we need to get them from the tapes to the computer??

Thanks in advance, Ryan

Answer:Video Camera To DVD

You need a Video Capture Card like this to capture the video from the camera. You can use the XP Windows Movie Maker to edit and burn to cd/DVD

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Question: Hi 8 video camera

I borrowed a Hi8 video camera for a trip andnow I'm wondering how to transfer the tape to my computer. My laptop and the camera have a S-Video port, and camera has an A/V out and an RFU DC out. My laptop has a firewire port but the camera doesn't seem to have one. What is the easiest(cheapest) way to transfer this video. Camera is a Sony model no.CCD-TRV328
Thanks in Advance

Answer:Hi 8 video camera

The cheapest way would be to find a work/school comp to use but other than that you will need to buy a little converter box that converts the RF or digital signal into one that can be read by your computer these can be bought in lots of different flavours for firewire,usb and even plug in pci cards for a desktop pc but the firewire and usb are the ones you want for a laptop you just have to keep it safe and thay are more expensive than a pci card heres some examples-

video editing/capture is where you wanna look and shop round for price.

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Hi Has anybody got good thoughts on this here=

Answer:video camera to pc then to dvd

Never used one , but I would say you would be better off with a firewire card setup for capture and use your own burner to copy the capture.

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I am using native camera API in an android app development, the camera preview doesnt display the camera's best resolution, it looks dull, compared to how it looks when using the native camera of the device.
How can I fix this? I am sing the android's native camera api, and not intent, as I need the API usage to performs some functions with the camera.

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Hi... I have just installed a PC-USB Internet Video Camera model # WC-10 ( it is a cheap webcam,about $30.00 CAD) and it uses the VP-EYE 3.0 software which has a option called Video Email. My O/S is Windows XP Pro,and I am using Dail-up as my ISP. I can not get the option video Email to work. I have D/L the lastest driver for XP for the website of the Webcam manufacturer which is . I can record a video email and save it as a .avi file which is what the tech. guy at Logitech told me I should use. Every time I go to send the video email to a friend it keeps saying that the video email has fialed and please try again. I can open and view the video email that I have saved as an .avi file on Windows Media player on my own computer, but can not send as video email.

Do anyone have any suggestions......


Answer:Video email using a web camera

You might want to archive the .avi as .zip or something similar, using Winzip or the built-in archiver in Windows XP. This will not only make the size smaller, but chances are it will co-operate better. You could then add it as a regular attachment which the person receiving it would have to unzip.

This is also useful because a lot of anti-virus and anti-spam programs will not let the .avi attachment through, as it is used as a vehicle for viruses from time to time. This might also be why your email is failing.

Lastly, it might be failing because it is timing out...If the .avi file is large enough. Having a dial-up connection certaintly won't help you send it

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i have a digital video camera thats takes a sd card no tapes can someone tell me if and how to save a video in windows media player 9 thanks leo

Answer:digital video camera

Have a look for a Save as in the program, but why cannot you connect the camera and drag the files of it into a folder. you would need the camera switched on. In Windows Explorer

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I'm looking for my first digital video camera. It will be used mostly for casual family stuff and a blog. I'd like to find one that's...

... very portable

... durable

... got a view screen that flips around so I can film myself talking

... HD recording capable

... got very good sound quality

... under $500

Is that last one a deal breaker? I see cams in the Best Buy flyer that seem to fit this list but I'm not sure how good they are.

Answer:Looking for video camera suggestion

If you see one that you like at Best Buy, then compare it against the price at -- there's a chance you can save some $$$ that way, between lower prices, no tax and free shipping.

Any number of cameras would probably fit the bill for what you want.

Some may be heavier than others.

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I am about to start doing a whole heap of things eg going to the capital city... as boring as Canberra is.. i would like a record of it... Ive been looking to buy a video camera for a while now, im on a limited budget and have absolutely no experience what so ever i can get cameras near cost for a relative, i have no idea what to get... i mean ive seen video cameras for $30.. surely they have to be junk, but i couldnt tell the difference! what should i look for when buying a video camera? my budget? around... *cough* $100 *cough* I dont need anything fancy or High def, a camera that works on memory card is fine, discs fine too but i cant stand tape... too bloody hard to work with... something small would be good too... so what specifications should i look for?

Answer:Buying a Video camera

IMy recommendation is to wait til the budget gets up to around $200 and buy a miniDV tape camera before they quit selling them. MiniDV is small, pretty inexpensive as camcorders go, start up faster and the DV quality is still better than the MPEG from a DVD or hard drive camera. The tapes are a lot more durable than DVD too.

Or wait til more affordable SD cameras with better features come out. It seems to me that a lot of the cheaper card cameras don't have zoom lenses or image stabilization. Nothing gets me seasick faster than looking at shaky video, and a little camera that's hand held will shake like mad.

Or consider the video mode on a regular digital camera. Newer compact cameras can take some decent videos. This site offers AVI's you can download and check. It costs more than your budget, but you get a decent camera with the ability to shoot vdieo to SD card.

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I have a Logitech 510 Digetal camera/view cam

It is hooked up via USB.
I had a glitch and had to re-load my software to make it download properly.

My problem is that I have Three videos I can not open. The video comes up blank.

Opened properties on that file and it shows CamPic1, "Type: JPEG Image". Now this is not a picture. It is a video. Now do you know how I can change the video file to "Type: AVI Video".

I am using RealOne Player to view My videos.


Answer:saved video from dig camera

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I have been having problems transferring video from an old Sony Handycam. After a lot of searching I bought an EasyCap converter and started transferring my video. I downloaded to a laptop running on Windows Vista using the programme disc provided.Unfortunately, there wasn't sufficient memory on the laptop so I decided to try downloading to our pc, running on Windows 7...but I can't find a capture programme that recognises the EasyCap converter. Now, I know the programme, that came with it, doesn't work on Windows 7 so are there any out there (free if possible) that can be used with EasyCap?

Answer:Video Camera capture onto pc

Either of the first two on this list might do it for you - though I have not used them here

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Thanks for the help in advance!

Dropped my Panasonic HDD HDC TM15 video camera and unfortunately after the drop the LCD stopped working. The unit works normally when I connected the camera component output to a monitor. SO.... my question is should I just buy another camera since this one spent $250 or is there a viable repair solution that does not cost close to the same ($150-200) as buying new? The LCD seems to be okay and I believe the issue is within the camera since a rattling from a loose internal compement is now present.

Answer:Dropped HDD Video Camera

If it were me, and being a geek I'd try to take it apart to see if that part rattling around is a componant that can be just slotted back in, Unlikely but I'd enjoy finding out.

Its going to cost you money to have someone look at it then repair it, if its repairable as I am sure you know.
If you can afford it get a new one and use this one for a web cam,static shot,security camera.....heck find a good reason to buy a new one !!!!!

This time make sure its made of rubber.

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Want to purchase a small digital video camera for my husband to use while hunting. Any suggestions from someone with experience filming in low light and distance shots? Is the mini DVD the best way to go? Type of camera and brands that you like would be helpful.

Answer:Digital Video Camera


Welcome to TSG

The sony brands have models that will take pictures in the dark.
Super Nightshot® 0 Lux System

Sony digital video cameras

More good reading and reviews here.

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Can somebody help with Enet USB video camera driver v1.52 ?


Answer:USB video camera driver v1.52

Try this one: (Winrar may be required)
Or this one: (zip file)

Note: they are different files, so try both

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My camera and video are not installed, so it seems. During skype I cannot turn the video on, nor can I put the camera on outside of skype. I have looked into the configurationsscreen and have found camera and video under hidden programmes, but when asking to adjust the driver according to the best to be found solution, it states that the best one is already installed.  How can I solve this? Mijn camera en video blijken niet te zijn geïnstalleerd. Tijdens skype kan ik de video niet aanzetten (bij instellingen staat er ''geen'' en kan ik de video niet terugvinden). Ook de camera kan ik niet aanzetten buiten programma's als skype om. Ik ben toen naar het apparaatbeheer in het configuratiescherm gegaan en vond beiden onder verborgen apparaten terug. Toen heb ik op eigenschappen en bestuurprogramma's bijwerken geklikt, maar krijg bij beiden de melding dat het beste bestuurprogramma dat kan worden gevonden al geïnstalleerd is. Hoe kan ik dit oplossen?

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Question: LUMIX CAMERA Video

I have a Lumix camera that takes very good videos and I have downloaded them to my Gateway computer (T-Series, Windows Vista, Intel Centrino, Model #W3501). These videos transferred in MTS format onto my computer. I can't get them to burn on a DVD. Does anyone know how to make this happen? There are precious videos of my daughter from birth to now that I desperately need to have on DVD for safe keeping and to share with family.


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okay, i have a jvc gr-d33u digital video camera with firewire connection. i built my computer and it is running windows xp home. i bought a pci adapter for firewire. when i plug in the camera, a dialog box comes up saying what action you want to do (using windows movie maker, ect.). So it recgnizes it, but when i use windows movie maker, it say there is a problem with the driver for the camera not being recognized or camera not connected. i've used other programs to no avail! please help me!

Answer:help with jvc digital video camera

have you loaded the cameras driver on the system ???
as you supplied a driver on a cd with the camera
a mate of mine did the same with a canon and needed the driver

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i have just had my computer upgraded to windows xp pro. and now the sony memory stick serial port adapter wont work. i have discussed it at length with sony with no resolution. i only have basic computer skills and haven't found a simple solution.

Answer:sony video camera+xp

You can buy a USB Memory Stick card reader for about $10 in a store, or a multi-card reader for $15 online. No reason to use serial unless you have to.

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Ok this is uncharted waters for me so I figured that I would come to the best place online for help, so here I am.

I have this video camera that has the capabilities to hook up to my tv via video/audio jacks. Is there a video card that I can get for my computer and be able to watch and edit my movies on my computer ? So naturally here comes more questions.

1)Could someone point me in the right direction if there is such a card ?
2) Would I have to remove my current video card ?
3) are there programs out there where I can edit my videos, add music and voice to and such ? And if so could I be pointed in the direction of those as well

As you can see I am a total newbie in this specific department, so any help would be greatly appreciated.



Answer:Video camera to computer

Search this forum on the words "video editing" and you will get lots of hits....he77, just look in the last couple of days' posts.

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How do you get the video camera on the T400 to turn on and off? Does this work well with live meetig? 

Answer:Video camera on the T400

So i should be a bit more clear here lol...Wondering if you can use these built in cameras for video streaming-like a web confrence setup between two folks at different locations in the world. 

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So I have this really old camera that has the 8mm film you have to insert to watch, the only two things you can plug into the camera are the charging chord, and the Audio/Visual chord which I plugged into my Dell desktop and I am able to watch the film through the composite setting on the computer I just cant figure out how to save the videos, I tried screen recording and that didn't work for me

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I know I can download my digital video camera to PC then burn it to DVD. But what I would like to know;Is there a standalone DVD writer that I can just download the digital video straight from the camera without bothering going through PC.

Answer:Digital video from camera to DVD

No as the data needs authoring as DV doesn?t come out of the camera as VOB files etc.

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Hi i have tried it a few times but just... gave up i bought this cam last year and a bought it cause its Digital and i thought i could connect it to PC .. well i dont know if i can or not i have connected it but the only thing i can look at is my pictures i cant look and video format. Do i need a MMC or can i use the Mini DV? The only cord i think i got with it was a USB to DV cord can this work?

Answer:JVC Digital Video Camera

click hereHover on support box at the top and from the drop-down you can choose downloading an installation manual or read the FAQs for your particular camera. TC

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Wonder if anyone has copied a video ONTO an Ixus camers to play? I note that the camera records video sequences as AVI. I have tried to put AVI recordings onto the camera card but they don't show when I try to play back. Anyone any ideas?

Answer:Video on Ixus camera

you will probably find that the codecs used by the ixus are different to anything on a pc.

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Question: canon video camera

I have a ZR 80 canon video camera and a saphire radeon 9600 XT and i need to hook the ZR 80 to my computer to copy a video off it. Were can i get the a cord that does this?

Answer:canon video camera

only way i've ever copied stuff from my camera is though a usb cord.
i'm sure that you can get a cord that will plug into your camera and then the other end will plug into the usb port and you just transfer like that.

go to the place where you bought it and ask for one.

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Hello; I have MS LifeCam, when I go to "AOL Live Video Chat", I get connected for a few seconds, then disconnected with message "not connected, check Internet connection". On AIM, others can initiate a video with me no problem, I first get the box with "click to allow" and video starts; but when I try to initiate, I get the "allow" box but nothing can be selected, "deny" is pre-selected and I cannot video. I have the latest Adobe Flash version, checked all my security settings, cannot figure out what's blocking me, especially since others can start the video. Any help/advice/assistance is greatly appreciated, I have very little hair left to pull out!! Thanks, Steve in Sac, CA.

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I took a video on my digital camera, worked great. now I need to write it to a cd that I can play on a dvd player. the file is a .mov file. just burning it to a cd doesn't work, a computer playss it fine but not a dvd player. what type of file do I need to convert it to and what program do I need to convert it?? I tried irfanview but it did not reconize the file type. Thanks for any and all help.


Answer:camera video to playable cds?

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Hi all,

Some of this isn't computer related and I'm not really sure if this belongs in this forum or hardware but it's all interrelated and related to using software so here goes...

We have a Samsung VP-W80 PAL Hi8 8mm Camcorder. I have two 90-minute Hi8 tapes and one HS90.

On the computer, we have a Winfast TV2000 XP Expert video capture card which is currently in the desktop that has a 16Mb video card and is running Windows 98SE. I can move it into a machine that runs 2000 or XP and can insert the 128Mb video card when it arrives.

What I am trying to do is to take the video footage off the camera and onto video on a VCR tape or the computer. Eventually, I would like to convert all the footage to computer files of some sort but I would like to clear at least one tape by Saturday.

Basically, I don't know anything about transferring video off our camera and these are things I can think of that I need to know:

-what software I need, such as will Windows Movie Maker do it,

-where would I find Windows Movie Maker on our XP if it's there and if it isn't, why wouldn't it be (we have SP2) and how do I get it there,

-how much space would I need and can it be roughly calculated according to the time amount to transfer,

-what do I need to know about codecs,

-does my camera record the movie digitally (the camera says digital on the
side but uses a tape so I imagine that's something to do with how the movie is rec... Read more

Answer:Getting video off my camera onto computer

-where would I find Windows Movie Maker on our XP if it's there and if it isn't, why wouldn't it be (we have SP2) and how do I get it thereClick to expand...

On XP sp2, Start. Programs. Movie Maker should be there. Right click and 'send to desktop create shortcut' if you're going to be using it a lot, it saves having to find it in the program list

-how much space would I need and can it be roughly calculated according to the time amount to transferClick to expand...

If you're capturing in AVI, this will use about 13gb of disk space per hour of footage.

-does my camera record the movie digitally (the camera says digital on the
side but uses a tape so I imagine that's something to do with how the movie is recorded onto the tape)Click to expand...

It depends on the particular Hi8 format.

-how much quality loss will I get if I record to VCR tape now and transfer to computer laterClick to expand...

Probably more than if you capture straight to the computer. Analogue to analogue is not lossless, like when copying an audio tape, the sound quality is never quite as good as the original, and if you copy the copy, a little more is lost. The good news is that once it's captured to the computer, it's in digital format and subject to a few exceptions, this is lossless (one exception is if you compress it, for example into MPEG, WMV etc)... Read more

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Going to get a video camera for the laptop soon so i can have video conference with loved ones moving to Japan. Just don't know exactly how this works. Do i have to be on-line or on a certain web site like paltalk? Or can it simply work like a phone?

Answer:Video camera questions.

you will have to be online, your camera will hook up via a usb port on the side of your laptop, software will come with the camera. you will need to use a messenger[like windows messenger] or any of your choice, plus many other programs. hope this helps. ed

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Can someone tell me a really good camcorder for holidays that also takes great stills and has easy storage. I don't want to take a computer with me.

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I have a DV video camera. When I try to start a video chat on aim it says that the program is in use by another app. But I don't have any other apps running that have anything to do with video. I am running Vista. Can someone help?

Answer:Video Camera Problem

maybe its a vista bug

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Gentlemen ( and ladies )Just bought a JVC gr-d720 and now discover it is almost impossible to down load movies and stills to my PC. Can this be real, JVC back in the "Ice Age" whats the point of the machine?

Answer:JVC Video Camera cant down load to PC

OK you are using a firewire cable to capture with .You cant capture otherwise and what software are you using to capture with

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How can I connect my old Curtis Mathis (Panasonic) Camcorder to my Dell inspiron 1520 laptop?

Answer:Analog Video Camera to XP

What is the model # of the Panasonic camera? Does the camera have a USB out port? Or does the camera have Firewire (1394) out? If so, you just need the USB or Fire Wire cable. If you don't know if your camera has that, check your manual, or go to the Pansonic site, type in your make and model # and download the manual.

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I have a DXG-308 digital camera that has video clip recording ability (approx 80 sec.) no sound capability. I have never used this feature before. So I recorded a 10 second clip and have tried to download it to my computer with the software and usb cable provided. It won't download. I am able to download stills with no problem. I have installed all drivers and programs that came with the camera. I have been to the manufacturer's web site and followed all help. I have tried several programs to retrieve the video such as windows media player, windows movie maker, Nero, real 1, veo digital studio (web cam software), and so on. I'm running windows xp. When I open up 'my computer' it listed my camera as a removable disc and shows that the video clip is there on the camera (avi format). Each of the programs I have tried show that the file is there. However when I select the clip to download I get " (program name) has encountered a problem and needs to close..." With the veo digital studio, I somehow got it to download but when I tried to access it i got this message: access violation at address 046A6782 in module 'GTCODEC.DLL'. Read of address 0021202C. ??? What do I do now?

Answer:Solved: help with camera video to pc

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Hi guys

Sorry if this is the worng place but I have some camera footage that I need to straiten. Is there any tutorials or tools on how to do this.


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Hi all,

Well I have just started a new job as a Media Technician and have encountered my first major problem. It seems that all of the Canon camcorders we have don't want to connect to the computers. The models are MVX330i and 660i. I have tried to connect to PC and Macs and neither are working. It should be just plug and play right? Well for some odd reason there it doesn't. I am trying to connect via firewire and have also tested USB 2.0 connections to. Apparently they were working before the summer break and now don't.

If anybody has any info on these cameras, this error or anything else relating to the problem I would really appreciate the help. The previous technician cannot figure it out either...

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Hi i have a webcamera called EX camera from econics and its not working under vista. I can see my self on the moniter so the camera works but i cant record my self with it it gives me this error:

Cannot add a source group to the collection. then another thing pops up and says:
failed to create a new record session pleas echeck ur options and hardware.

This works on my sisters laptop but hers is XP and mine is Vista. Any ideas, is it compatible? thanks

Answer:EZ camera video chat kit

HELP me please

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