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Camera not detected on firewire port

I have installed a firewire (IEE1394) card in my PC. When I connect my camera (sony HC42E,mini DV), it is not detected. in control pannel, device manager firewire device is working properly.

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  • pbraju123514 May 22, 2009

    OK, I would like to add the points which will make the picture more clear.

    - I have installed the software provided by sony (picture package).

    - I have also installed the drivers which came with the Firewire card(Ulead visual Studio).

    - I am connecting the camera and running the software but I see a message no capture device in both of this applications. I have tried all combinations.

    Ok Last sunday I went to sony service center. My camera was working perectly fine there with the firewire. But it was working with windows Vista ( I have windows XP at home). One more issue is I didnt carry my firewire cable with me. They used std sony ilink cable. Being an electrnics engineer, I am pretty sure that cable shouldnt be an issue (Mine is 4 pin to 4 pin firewire cable same configuration as sony). Also they were not running sony picture package but windows media player itself detected firewire and was playing well.

    No few things I am sure are fine: 1) Camera is fine, 2) Dockimg station is fine.3) Camera configuration is fine.

    Few things I am doubtful and need help and guidence:

    1) is my card faulty ( there is no means to check).

    2) Do I need to use card driver s/w or Sony picture package s/w or some other windows media player which can detect firewire or any other drivers are needed. I dont have any means to confirm this, as the only firewire deivice I have is my sony handycam.

    3) I am not sure about my cable if it is fine ( I have 2 cables, both not working). I can go ahead and buy sony I link cable but there are 2 things: the cable is very expensive, what if it still doesnt work, I have already put lot of efforts and money in installing the card.

    I will be great if someone could guide me how to proceed.

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It will only be detected in a Video Capturing Software , select ur camera options menu and check for the output mode needs to be DV studio or somethn glike that

and then go to the capturing software ur camera will be detected as DV device when in capturing mode turn on the camera and select device from teh drop down list

which capturing software u are using kindly ask me for exact info on that

Nero
Ulead
Cyberlink or what

kindly rate me WELL !

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    Shoaib Rais May 23, 2009

    i think the problem is on the firewire card what it seems like , u shud have checked ur cable there in sony centre so ur cable shud have been trouble shooted

    anyways also try different software and windows XP is also not good in detecting devices pls use one of the cap software i have recommended u can download trial software from the www.ulead.com
    go and get it DVD movie factory software trial version and tell me the results pls consider trying it

    Regards

    and do rate me WELL !

    i am here to help

    Zohail


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