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GZ-HD7 Computer doesn't recognise camera.

Hi, Running Win XP, trying to upload camera hard drive to Sony Movie Studio V8 for editing via ieee connection. Compuer will not recognise camera. If USB is connected recognition is OK through supplied Power Cinema software, but not through sony. Have uninstalled and reinstalled Power Cinema in case there was a glitch but to no avail. I don't actually want to use the supplied software at all, rather use the Sony. Any help would be very much appreciated.

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  • attila0051 Jun 25, 2008

    Followed instructions OK. I have OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller. When opened it states that "This device is working properly". OK what do I do next please?

  • attila0051 Jun 25, 2008

    Hi, I know there are other software programes out there, but I specifically want to use the purchased copy I have of Sony Movie Studio V.8 which is a very good package. The JVC package is barely enough to view with. In any case I can't understand why the computer doesn't recognise the IEEE conection?

  • attila0051 Jun 25, 2008

    Sorry Eske, frustration has set in. I don't have any imaging devices listed. Looked in audio and USB - no listing of the camera. Have checked cable (replaced with another) used different Ieee port. Computer makes audio sound when I connect or disconnect Ieee, but doesn't show as "device connected" or display in "my computer".

  • attila0051 Jun 25, 2008

    Tried that, please see response to Eske.

  • attila0051 Jun 25, 2008

    Worldvet has posted something but I haven't got it. Could you plese post again. Re compatibility with Win XP - if the camera is not compatible with Win XP why does it recognise the camera through the USB connection?

  • attila0051 Jun 25, 2008

    Hi Worldvet, That makes a great deal of sense. I had a problem with the TOD extension as well because Sony wouldn't recognise it even though I had downloaded the camera's HD into JVC's software and tried to load that into Sony. Thank you very much for your advice I will download Media Coder and hopefully continue without any more hassels.
    Regards Attila

  • attila0051 Jun 25, 2008

    Thanks for that. My operating system is Win XP so I don't think the Vista platform info would be the same.

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Dear Sir/Madam,

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The problem seems to be at the DirectShow level or a compatibility issue with particular IEEE-1394 cards so be sure your card is compatible and you have all updates installed.

Here's are some other areas to look at:

- It is very possible that some other software on your system has hijacked the device driver used for DV. Common culprits include some from Nero and Roxio.

Windows communicates with DV devices using two different drivers. One is for control (play, stop etc) and can be used by multiple programs at the same time. i.e., you can have Vegas and WMM controlling the same camcorder.

For the transfer of the DV data that has the audio and video, only one program can access a given camcorder at the same time.

- For current video capture devices, two basic driver standards exist: Microsoft Video for Windows (VFW) drivers and Windows Driver Model (WDM) drivers - be sure to have these updated and installed.

- You may want to take a look a the current update for your software.
(Premiere Elements is now up to 3.0.2)

- Try to capture with different software like WinDV:

- Does the camera show up in 'My Computer'? Are there any yellow marks for your 1394A adapter? Does the computer acknowledge with a 'ding' when the camera is connected?

- Vista has a DV codec for playback or for transferring- be sure you have the latest. As you are probably aware, DV from a camera to your hard drive is a data transfer, not really a capture as no changes are made to the file. The camera should show up as just another external device, similar to a external drive.

Even though it's highly unlikely to have anything to do with the codec, but it wouldn't hurt to update it. A codec really isn't required for transfer. If you do end up with an AVI file and it is also just black when played in Windows Media Player, it means the video IS black (i.e., missing at the time of capture). A codec problem would cause an error message to be displayed.


For More details Click this link
http://www.thedvshow.com/faq-pro/index.php?action=article&cat_id=002&id=624



Thanks
Good Luck


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Hi,

If I remember correct you do have to use USB unless you connect to a MAC, yeah I know its dumb, USB 2.0 is just as fast anyway.

The default file format JVC saves your shots with is TOD as I recall. This is just JVC's version of MPEG2. You can copy the files to a working folder under my documents, my videos and then rename the file extension to .mpg At that point you should be able to call up the file in your preferred software.

If it plays back really slow your camera is recording in too high a bit rate and you will need to use a program called Media Coder to convert it to a lower bit rate (bit rate in video files means sampling rate) frame rates for US are NTSC 23.97 and EU is PAL 29.00

You can get Media Coder for free at MediaCoder.com. If you get the settings out of sorts and the file conversion fails you can reset the defaults for this program from its drop down list in the File Menu.

That should do it so you can work in your preferred program either way. You just need a good working media conversion program. Thanks to the good folks at Media Coder (and I use this program all the time) the program is still Open Source freeware as it started out as a project at sourceforge.net

Regards,
Worldvet

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    Glenn Rogers Jun 25, 2008

    Just to clarify the default file format for JVC digital is *.tod as a file extension. You just rename that file extension to a .mpg and open it in your Sony software.

    Regards,
    Worldvet


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    Glenn Rogers Jun 25, 2008

    Thank you for the rating and if you have any questions about editing and working with your shots just ask and I or another will be glad to help with with some of the tricky parts.

    But, do give the Media Coder program a download and start working with it to get a feel. You may have to convert some of your completed projects to a lower bit rate to get them onto a dvd after you've edited the compilation.

    Once again, thank you for rating.
    Worldvet


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    Glenn Rogers Jun 26, 2008

    Vista seems to have a surprise for everyone who uses it. I'd check the JVC camera support page before I went and used Vista just yet.

    Microsoft told people who had installed Vista SP1, to roll that back as it came out broken too. If you can in anyway do it, stick with XP for now, its not going away despite rumors.

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Your camera system program is incompatible for windows xp that why can't recognize ..,try to checked this out there compatibilty and try find software to make them compatible..

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Hello attila0051 !!!


Try connecting to the different slot and try the same old thing what my mate ekse said !!!


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Hello, you may have to use the jvc software or you can also try useing the windows movie maker found in

either
start -> programs -> windows movie maker
or

start -> programs -> Accessories -> windows movie maker

if you try useing the windows movie maker you simply need to press on

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  • Ekse Jun 25, 2008

    Also have a look around device manager to see if your camera is detected by windows.





    Right click my computer and select manage




    Then select device manager from the left side and look around


    Your camera is most likely in imageing devices

    or in some rare cases if your camera is set in the wrong mode

    you may be able to find it under usb or sound..



    If your camera is not listed anywhere in device manager, its most likely not connected properly or is set in the wrong mode.



  • Ekse Jun 25, 2008

    You rejected my solution too fast! Did you even get a chance to read the rest I just posted.

  • Ekse Jun 25, 2008

    I'l have to go thought the user manual for your product, Il get back to you in a moment.

  • Ekse Jun 25, 2008

    User manual is at

    http://books.jvcservice.com/Download/160...



    The manual suggest to use USB.

    Information on pc connection page 53 -> to page 67.



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Start > setting > Control panel > System (Switch to classic view if under Category View) > Hardware > Device Manager

Your can found a detail hardware profile list, If your IEEE1394 device had correctly install on your PC system and recognize by Windows XP then you will found a IEEE1394 bus host controller and at least one item of IEEE1394 device (My Sony VIAO is : Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller )from the list. Please confirm the device status window shown : ( This device is working properly ) or not.


The jvc player is supplied with company software and i think it is not compactiable with sony software as software each company model and make differ in the different software.....................

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