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Hello everyone. This is my very first thread in this forum.


I am looking for some advice: my Practika DVC 5.1 HD video camcorder looks as read only file system when hooked via usb to my notebook.


However if I put its SD HC 8Gb card into my Kodak Easy Share Still Digital Camera I can read and write to the card perfectly.


I tried formatting the SD HC by means of the Practika DVC 5.1 interface with no hassle, but to no avail.



It still remains read-only. If I transfer the SD HC card to the Kodak EasyShare then I can perfectly read-write to it.


So it seems it has got something to do *with the camera* and not *with the SD HC card*.


My laptop has got Linux installed, and I use GTKam software perfectly with the Kodak EasyShare. Unfortunately, GTKam does never succed in initializing the Practika 5.1 DVC HD.


If I try to mount from the command line, it always claim that is a read-only file system.


btw I checked the SD HC card tab is always securely in the *write* position, and this never changes accidentally when switching the card from the camcorder to the Kodak EasyShare Still camera.


Is there any possibility I could transfer my videos to the laptop *directly* from the camcorder, instead of changing the SD HC card from the camcorder to the EasyShare?


Thanks for a quick reply...
 

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Perhaps anyone has got a clue?


What to do in order to turn my Praktica DVC 5.1 HD camcorder read/write?


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Is anyone able to point any idea? Help is greatly appreciated.


Perhaps an easier way to see it is: Cannot transfer files from the camcorder to the computer unless I take out the SD card from the camcorder and insert it into a digital photo camera. Then I transfer the recorded files flawlessly...


So no issue with the card here....any idea?
 

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Doesn't look like any users have the same camcorder.

But this certainly looks like a camcorder driver limitations. If you cannot get an answer from these forums, try getting help from your camcorder technical support. And check if there is a newer driver download from their web site.
 

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Doesn't look like any users have the same camcorder.

But this certainly looks like a camcorder driver limitations. If you cannot get an answer from these forums, try getting help from your camcorder technical support. And check if there is a newer driver download from their web site.

---Sounds sensible. But in a more general perspective, and regardless of make/model considerations...which would be the workaround in video cameras that reveal them as read-only just when plugged? I am sure this is something that uses to happen to some people from time to time...


---And last but not least, I have not tested it yet under Windows. Only within Linux which, in turn, revealed nice when dealing with the Kodak EasyShare.


So the best I could do for now is to have a try-out under Windows and post the results.


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Originally Posted by juanjavier /forum/post/15518587


---Sounds sensible. But in a more general perspective, and regardless of make/model considerations...which would be the workaround in video cameras that reveal them as read-only just when plugged? I am sure this is something that uses to happen to some people from time to time...


---And last but not least, I have not tested it yet under Windows. Only within Linux which, in turn, revealed nice when dealing with the Kodak EasyShare.


So the best I could do for now is to have a try-out under Windows and post the results.


Regards.

----Test done. Windows catches the camera perfectly, and lets me copy whatever it is in the card to the hard drive. So no driver issue here then, since I did not install anything. Just plug-and-play the camcorder, turn it on, Windows detects it and there you go.


Hmmm...some linux research has to be done, I think....


We have a camcorder vs Linux/filesystem user privileges issue here, it seems...
 
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