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I have an HDR-FX1 hdv handycam. I have Final Cut Express Instaled however when I connect the firewire cable to my macbook Pro and the other end to my cam hdv/dv port I get a window saying the computer didn't detect the connected device also the hdv/dv port doesn't light-up. Could someone tell why this. Thnks!

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Try to install a driver for the HDR-FX1 hdv handycam from the manufacturer, and check the Apple site for any other drivers available for your machines.

Good luck to you.

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Actually, on the Sony site it says that no additional drivers are required to connect the camera in Windows XP, Vista, or 7.

But, the user of this camera and firewire noted that he was having trouble convincing windows of this.
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You can find more links by searching under 'HDR-HC3 firewire driver' or related searches to find the solution to your problem.

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