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CPU not recognizing my camcorder

Firstly, I am trying to capture footage from this camera in Windows Movie Maker.I am plugging in the cable into the back of the cpu, as I had a camera before that worked perfectly for this. I am using Windows Movie Maker for it, and the cable is plugged in and when I goto "capture from device" it just says to properly connect or turn on the camera which was both done properly,which I know for a fact because I have done this 10 plus times in the past with my other camera. Anybody have any advice that I may be missing when trying to capture from my camera into Movie Maker? Maybe the cam needs to be installed into the cpu or whatever, please help,Thanks!

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Re: CPU not recognizing my camcorder

I hope you are connecting the camera to the Fire wire port of the camera, if not, if you are using a desktop, you require a an addon card called IEEE 1394 firewire card, which you have to install it on your motherboard's PCI slot, then using the firewire cable which you get along with the card should be connected to the card and DV port of the camera, then using the MOVIE MAKER software of windows XP, you can download the video.

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