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I´m using PowerDirector 7 to edit footage from my Canon MV550i, but sound and vision are wobbly and out of sync. I´ve set the capture specifications in POwerDirector for PAL and JPEG1 (on the basis that JPEG2 was probably an undeveloped format when I bought my camera around 2002). My camera is connected to my tower by a Firewire cable. PowerDirector recognises the footage and the Canon is initialised, but after that things are starting to go downhill. What should I do?

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There is no reason why it shouldn't work. When you attach the camera via firewire the operating system will recognise and show an icon in the bottom right corner. Then whichever application you use to capture the video, when you select the option to capture video via DV it should bring up a little preview window with buttons for rewind,play,forward,pause,stop etc. using these onscreen buttons you can control the camera to set to the correct scene prior to capture. Also you might want to try not playing back a tape for capture but video directly through the viewfinder.

And yes its not that easy to edit DV video after capture. Though the quality is brilliant.

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Solution? Maybe, but PC's vary greatly. Pass it on if it works for you. If Win-XP. Device manager. Un-install IEE1394. Close & Restart. Let the system restore the 1394 then try to reconnect the unit, cable to the PC first, then to the powered down camera. Power up the cam. What are you using to ingest? I recommed http://scenalyzer.com.

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uninstall and reboot if xp sees it then reinstall software and drivers

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