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Failed capture I have tried to capture video using Windows MovieMaker2, ImageMaker, Pinnacle Studio, Adobe Premire, WinDV... through the FireWire port. All show the same issues. Cam is recognized and controllable by the progams but video capture fails -- no video is shown on preview screen. All hardware, cables and ports work fine with other peripherals. I've searched the web and others seem to have this problem using Windows XP, FireWire port, and late model JVC miniDV cams. JVC is as helpful as ever, as is Microsoft. Could there be a driver incompatibility with these JVC cams? Any updated FireWire drivers that may work?

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Hi, I am not sure. But I believe the camcorder has to be on when you connect to the computer. and I assume you use firewire for this particular camcorder.
I too once had this problem when I used Windows Vista. If you too use Vista, try it with Windows XP.


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