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DV In flashing when plugged into computer

The DV IN thing is blinking when I plug the camera into the computer in order to use Final Cut to ingest the video. When I bring up the vcr mode menu on the camera the Audio Mode menu item is blinking. Changing the audio mode does not help. When I bring up final cut, it does not show that the camera is connected. I have uploaded numerous videos in the past and am confused as to how to fix this problem, please help!! Thanks!

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  • njfire Jun 29, 2008

    Sadly that's not it because I have tried four different cables at this point. I even bought two new ones to try them.. Thanks for trying though. 

  • salilsurendr Jan 06, 2009

    i have the same issue. the dv in of my canon optura 30 is flashing when i connect it to my pc. I tried two different pcs and 2 different cables. the only thing i can think of is a firewire malfunction in the camcorder.

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Dear njfire,

Test or change your cable !!

(Cable is IEEE 1394 and/or Firewire and/or I.Link, 4-4 pin)

Regards

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Exact same thing happening to me. I have always been able to ingest footage no problem.. Firewire basic setting in fcp.. no problems ever. Now this flashing DV IN signal when I connect to the computer and fcp doesnt recognize the camera. too weird. I know its not the cable. I plugged my little panasonic in and no problems.. same settings in fcp.??

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