How to Transfer Video From My JVC Camcorder to My Computer

by Marlon Trotsky ; Updated February 10, 2017

After recording some timeless footage on your JVC camcorder, you may be inclined to rush home to transfer your shots to your computer. From there, you can either store your videos on the computer's hard drive or burn them onto a DVD. First, however, you may have to consult your camcorder's instruction manual for how to transfer videos. You will need a DV cable to transfer your videos as opposed to a USB cable, which can only transfer still images.

Install the JVC software (like the Everio MediaBrowser) that comes with your camcorder onto your computer. There are some system requirements for installation. Check to see that your computer has a DV connector port, depending on your camcorder model.

Switch to the use of AC Adapter during the transfer, as opposed to your battery pack. Connect the DV cable to your computer before attaching it to your camcorder. You should end up using the JVC VC-VDV206U or VC-VDV204U, depending on whether your computer DV port has four or six pins.

Instruct your camcorder to play back on the computer and await the transfer of the video files. Do not disconnect the DV cable until notified of a successful transfer. You may want to back up your files on your computer. Afterward, create a new folder to store all of your video files.

Restart your computer to troubleshoot any problems you may encounter during the transfer. You may also refer to the corresponding instruction manuals (i.e. software, computer, camcorder).

About the Author

Marlon Trotsky was born in St. Paul, Minn. and graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, while minoring in sociology. His work has appeared in various print and online publications, including: "The Trentonian," "San Jose Mercury News" and "Oakland Tribune."

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