Question about Canon Elura 100 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Unable to Capture Video

For the record, I'm a total DV newb,

I purchased an aftermarket IEEE 1394 card for my Dell Dimension 3000 just to transfer video. It installed okay, and works fine with my external hard drive (which uses 6 to 6). So I'm guessing the ports are good.

When I connect the Elura (using a 4 to 6), the problems start. XP recognizes the connection and prompts a software selection (I've tried MovieMaker, Video Studio 9, and a trial version of Premire CS3). Regardless of the software selection, about 3 seconds into the capture, the program(s) freezes up. I've tried this a few times with each piece of software, and video is always captured, but only a few seconds and normally of poor quality.

I don't have a true video card (GeForce FX 5500 - PCI)), but I was under the impression that one isn't needed if video is transfered directly to the hard drive. I'm thinking maybe a bad cable...but maybe I'm missing something.

Any ideas?

Thanks for your time,

-Mike

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I think you need to adjust the settings of the firewire capabilities..try adjusting things in the camera, then in control panel, then finally in the programs themselves.

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