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Trouble importing DV data into PC

I was having difficulty imprting the DV footage from the camcorder to my PC. I had used a Macintosh in the past to import and had no issues. I am using a 4-pin to 4-pin firewire cable to my Gateway laptop. When using to editing programs, neither would recognized the camcorder being connected. I tried Nero Vision and a program called "Video DVD Maker" that has an DV import function as well. Am I missing something on the PC side to "turn on" or install? I thought a driver would not be needed but I am unsure. Any ideas/help wouldbe appreciated!

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I think you may need the software driver for whatever operating system the p.c is using .

Windows may need a driver as Apple is very versatile at detecting hardware and basically just works.

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i had this problem la port 1934 is active ? it`s been my first problem
second my problem to many USB conected so virtual memory problem :):). . I used program PowerDVD after that no more problem and im hapy i hope you will try. CIAO

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turn on your camcorder and put it on playback mode

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you may want to try to use firewire cable(if your pc does have port for this)
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you can use ulead,roxio,nero or any other 3rd party burning programs

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Unfortunately dv or also called mini firewire is a firewire cable. There is no mini to USB cable out there. On the other hand it is very inexpensive to add a firewire card to your computer if you have any available expansion ports. here's an example on Amazon but you can find them much cheaper if you look around;

http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-F5U501-APL-Internal-FireWire-Card/dp/B00009WPOM

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SOURCE: I have a Samsung DV-D381 MINI Camcorder. What

OK there are NO cables as such for that PC, as of normal, to get Video into this machine you will have to use either, a USB TV/Video card, and use the AV inputs. OR put a Video TV/Video Capture card into a PCI slot, and again use the AV inputs to connect via. The you will have to use the AV leads Yellow, Red & White, OR the SVHS port if available. You will also need software to record the video stream, If you camera has FireWire then you could install a FireWire Card into a PCI slot and hook you via that, you will still have to use software though. Sometimes the camera, has proprietary software to edit and work with the Video from the camera, usually via FireWire. To get said software go to the manufacturers web site, and download a copy.

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