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Sony HDR-HC3 Tape Door Won't Close with C:32:11 Error Code
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:34:33 +0000

Hitting down on the camcoder is working.. :-)

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Olympus Digital Camera SDK
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:32:08 +0000

Looks like the developer program went away. That link takes you to the "Contact Us" page, as of early 2018.


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Canon SDK - Remote camera Save Capture image in Local finder path
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:45:47 +0000

I'm trying to save captured image in local finder path using EdsCreateFileStreamE) API but the file is not being created in the local system.

for example:

EdsStreamRef stream = NULL;NSURL* downloadURL = [NSURLURLWithString"/Users/ibl2/Desktop/RR/Test1.jpg"];
errorCode = EdsCreateFileStreamE(__bridgeCFURLRef)downloadURL,kEdsFileCreateDisposition_CreateAlways,kEdsAccess_ReadWrite,&stream);

Here “&stream” getting nil that's why image is not created in local finder.


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Canon Digital Camera Software Developers Kit EDSDK 2.14 Update
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:17:01 +0000

I would like to have access to the Canon Digital Camera Software Developers Kit EDSDK 2.14.

Many thanks


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Where is the Reset Button on DSC-WX60?
Sat, 30 Dec 2017 07:36:49 +0000

Can somebody tell me where that small reset button is? I couldn't find it in my WX 60 camera

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Can't get rid of "turn the power off and on again"
Tue, 26 Dec 2017 14:05:53 +0000

I wasn't sure if this site was a joke - so many people saying to whack their camera sounded like some kind of practical joke.

I'm coming back from a holiday in Prague. I dropped the Cybershot zoom briefly on the floor, with the zoom out, but it seemed ok. Then when I next tried to switch it on the lens wouldn't open and it said to switch off and on. My wife was not too pleased with me.

Like others on this site, I thought I may as well try. Used my hand a few times, no luck. Then gave three or four fairly firm taps on a cafe tabletop (still not whacks) - and hurrah!!! It seems to be working again as though nothing happened.

Then lens tube is slightly scratched around the top end, where I dropped it, but nothing that can be done about that.

My wife is now acting as though nothing happened (no blame for dropping, no praise for "fixing").

Thanks Martha!!!!

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DCR PC5E Error code C 21:00
Tue, 26 Dec 2017 03:41:06 +0000

I've been a recording engineer for 34 years. I would NEVER have prescribed this technique for a fix, but I'll be damned, it actually.
I've been laughing about the fix all day. Brilliant. My family is ecstatic and now I've opened up pandora's family archives box for the next few weeks starting tonight. My kids (18 and 20) are having a ball watching these old videos from 20 years ago.

Who ever thought this one up........good on ya.

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How to Adjust Focus on Webcam?
Thu, 21 Dec 2017 18:45:17 +0000

The magnifying glass comment above is the best one so far if you want to save money. It will work for
verification apps and can save you some frustration. These apps need a sharp image on documents and the magnifying glass helps a lot!

But you will need a 3rd arm or someone else to hold the glass while you position and focus the document and take the pic.


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How to Download Photos to Computer from Vivitar Mini Digital Camera?
Thu, 21 Dec 2017 01:32:41 +0000

These cameras don't seem to always work with the provided software. In most instances, I've had to dig back through my various versions of the Vivitar Experience disc, and load an older version. The latest cheap camera I bought from them, I had to go through 3 versions of software before I found a version that would recognize the camera. I think the quality control at Vivitar must be horrible. They must have 10 year olds who don't read loading the discs into the camera boxes! Return the camera from where you bought it and buy a better camera.

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EOS SDK autofocus
Sat, 23 Dec 2017 00:05:46 +0000

How can I set the autofocus mode via the edsdk?

camera.SetSetting(PropertyID.AFMode, 1);

does not work for me


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Error Code C:31:xx
Tue, 28 Nov 2017 21:41:56 +0000

hey i got a hand me down DCR pc-120 with a c:31:22 error code from my dad who was convinced it was broken. following the steps of this forum helped me purchase a completely missing roller part and fix up the old cam. years of family memories recovered, years to make. Thank You!

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Choppy Playback - Sony DCR-TRV120
Sun, 26 Nov 2017 19:28:04 +0000

Amazing! Smacking the bottom of my TRV120 twice worked. Before that I wasn't able to play most of my old tapes. Whew, now time to convert them all before it's too late. Gotta love these old threads...

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DSCs-40 has blank white screen
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:25:31 +0000

Its does not work , Tried olmost 20 x sony DCR-SX40

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Adding External Mic Input to Sony ECM-HW1 Bluetooth Wireless Microphone
Wed, 08 Nov 2017 05:01:53 +0000

Dear All,
I wonder if this forum this activate?

I have an Sony HDR-HC3 camera, would like to know how to modify the ECM-HW1 microphone to add an external mic input

Thanks & Regards

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Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830 hack for video limit / mem card size
Mon, 30 Oct 2017 22:41:41 +0000

I have an Olympus TG-830 camera.

1. I want to film continuous video for more than 29.59 minutes (there is a 30 minute video limit on cameras that was imposed by the EU... cunts).

2. Can I hack it to take a 256gb mem card? They say it can only accept 128gb mem card...

Please tell me how to hack it!

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