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Despite all my efforts i couldnt get my mv930 detected by the computer. I had to buy a iee1394 pci card as my motherboard didnt have the firewire port built in. When i connect the camera to the pc nothing happens. I tried 3 different cables but still no luck. I tried all combinations possible: with the camera powered on AC, on batteries, camera switched off when connected to the pc, the camera switched on when connected with the pc etc. I went to the service and on their test computer it worked. It was about 1 year ago. Since then i continued trying, i installed the iee1394 card on 2 computers at work and still no luck, i also went to a video studio and strangely the camera didnt work there either. As i didnt find anything related on the forums im starting to think that i burned the firewire port on the camcoder. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

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Pinnacle software will recognize the camera installed through a firewire cable once the camera is turned on. Windows movies software doesn't recognize DV cameras. You may be able to get capture to work if you go to and download the Windows Media 9.0 Development Kit. I believe DV input is a capture option.

There has to be a 3rd party program installed to get it to recognize it.

Good luck on that.

Posted on Jun 09, 2008



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SOURCE: Cant detect camera on dv video recording transfers.

Hi, I hope the camera you are talking about is ZR200 Mini DV.
As per its specifications. It has a firewire/DV port.
Therefore, follow these steps. I assume you are using this cable.

I am not sure how you used the firewire cable before.
So, try this. Connect one end of the cable to computer and other to the camera. Switch on the camera and keep it in play/ edit mode (not in shooting mode).
When you connect the other end to the computer,  There should be a popup asking you what to do.
If there is no popup,  Open Windows Movie maker and import video from device. You should see the camera in it.
Hope it works.

Posted on Sep 24, 2008



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SOURCE: Firewire worked once but not anymore...Canon XHA1

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

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