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Sony GV-D1000 unable to be recognized.

For some reason my GV-D1000 can't be recognized by either computer I possess. Both are custom made, one's been recently reformatted, and both equipped with firewire cards. At first my main computer couldn't read anything connected to the firewire slot, but now it can read everything except for my mini dv vcr. Could someone help me understand whether this is a hardware problem on my recorder or perhaps a setting is incorrect. I don't think there is a driver specifically for this problem but I'm pretty computer ignorant. Also keep in mind my dv recorder used to work fine on my older computer, but since I reformatted it doesn't, Please help.

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Re: Sony GV-D1000 unable to be recognized.

Launch video editing should be able to see your deck. none of my three macs "recognize" the deck, but finalcut pro sees and can control the deck once it is connected and turned on

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