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Connect JVC GR-D240ek to vista laptop

I have a JVC GR-D240ek camcorder and I want to connect it to my laptop (vista) and edit my movies that way, I have a firewire going from my camera to a USB port on laptop but am stuck from there can anyone help please?

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  • samadamadog Jun 24, 2009

    I am so sorry the model of my camcorder is a JVC GR-D290 and also my laptop does not seem to have the port you are suggesting (IEEE) I can only fin USB ports a HDMI and 2 others that I am not sure what they are one has a picture next to it that is a line with 3marks underneath and 2 on top it if that helps and the other is for the ethernet cable, please say you have an answer for me!!!

    Thank you very much for helping, Sam.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

A firewire to USB will not work. It has to be firewire to firewire. A JVC GR-D240ek uses 4-pin, IEEE 1394 compliant Digital Video Connector [DV OUT] to connect a 1394 cable (also known as a FireWire or i.Link cable) to a laptop equipped with an equivalent IEEE 1394 port. Please note that some laptops firewire port could either be 4 pins or 6 pins.
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Soon as that connection as shown above is established, you can use Windows Import Video to capture / download the videos.

Other notes (from the same Windows Help link above) :

  • You can also open Windows Import Video by using Windows Movie Maker. After you connect ... your DV camera, and your computer, start Windows Movie Maker, turn on your DV camera, put it into playback mode, and Windows Import Video should open automatically.
  • You can also open Windows Import Video by using Windows Photo Gallery. After you connect ...your DV camera, and your computer, start Windows Photo Gallery, turn on your DV camera, and put it into playback mode. In Windows Photo Gallery, click File, click Import from Camera or Scanner, click your DV camera in the list of devices, click Import, and then follow the instructions.
  • You can also open Windows Import Video by using Windows Live Photo Gallery. (This options requires you to install Windows Live on your computer.) After you connect your...your DV camera, and your computer, start Windows Live Photo Gallery, turn on your DV camera, and put it into playback mode. In Windows Live Photo Gallery, click File, click Import from a camera or scanner, click your DV camera in the list of devices, click Import, and then follow the instructions.
Verify that the laptop's firewire port is 100% up to specs and totally compliant to IEEE 1394.

God luck and thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Jun 24, 2009

    Appreciate your postback and additional information.

    The same would also hold true for a JVC GR-D290. If the laptop has no built-in firewire port, then one can be installed as an add-on through a PCMCIA to firewire adapter similar to what is shown below.



    Pls click here for more details. The are other designs / versions / models readily available. The one shown here comes in a bundle with the video editing software and cable.

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