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Playback Problems using Firewire port

When I playback a MiniDV tape WITHOUT connecting the firewire cable both image and audio are perfect. But when I connect the Firewire cable to the DVS3's port playback starts to "fail". It is a mosaic pattern error. It occurs during two or three frames, when image rapidly shows little mosaic dots. The error happens randomly - 10 seconds after plaback stars, then after 1 minute, then after 3 seconds, and so forth. I sent the VCR to JVC. The number/intensity of this error decreased but it still occurs. The problem exists since first use. I also tried a brand new cable. Any ideas? Is there any solution or have I lost my money for god?

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    I have a problem with dropped frames and not exactly background noise, but a slight high pitched distortion of the sound. I've been using my camcorder to digitize it's gotten so bad. I even made sure that I had the correct driver. I'm using AVID Liquid, BTW. I don't have any problems capturing from my GL1.

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