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SOURCE: Need Help with my JVC GR-D750U

You say you have a firewire cable so I'm guessing you realize there is a difference between the firewire cable and the USB cable. You cannot transfer video with the USB cable.

What is your operating system XP, Vista or something else?

When you plug in the firewire cable to the camera and the computer and then turn on the camera does anything happen at all? I cannot recall the exact message, but you should see a small pop-up in the taskbar that something about detecting a DV device.

If you don't see it there may be a variety of problems, but I would still open a video capture application to see if the software "sees" the camera. Windows Movie Maker will work, but I use another product called Scenalzyer. You can download a free copy of Scenalzyer at The demo copy is fully functional, but it will leave a "watermark" on your video. You'll need to pay for it to capture video without the watermark.

Assuming you try one of these software packages and you do not have any success I would do the following: right click on My computer and select properties, now select the Hardware tab and finally click on Device Manager. Look through the list and see if you can find something like 1394 Host Controller. If you find it, does it have any exclamation points or question marks next to it?

If none of this helps let me know and we can try some other things. Lastly, I want you to know that I'm not paid for this. It's a strange hobby know, but I like helping when I can. If you find any of this helpful (even if it does not ultimately solve your problem) I hope you will rate this positively. Thanks and good luck.

Posted on Jan 02, 2008



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SOURCE: MV530i, unable to find software for the camera, can someone help me?


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Posted on Aug 06, 2008



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SOURCE: Firewire (IEEE 1394) adapter will it work on Windows Vista

The solution is to go to Device Manager locate the IEEE devices and delete the OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller, make sure that the IEEE card is out first. Put back the card and scan for hardware changes, it should pick up the card again, then switch on the camera and it should run the movie maker software. You may need to do it each time but it works.

Posted on Jan 19, 2009


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SOURCE: Panasonic pv-gs300 wont connect to computer!

try to send it to the company

Posted on May 26, 2009


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SOURCE: I have sony trv33 and windows 7 using firewire

Your camera will not be recognized when you connect it via firewire. To transfer the video from your camera to your computer you will need a video editing program that is able to capture video from camcorders connected via firewire.
You can try Windows Movie Maker for Windows 7. Alternatively your can search through the internet to find a more advanced video editing software.


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How can I download video shot on the cassette of a Canon MV530i to either the SD card in the camera or directly on to my windows 8 laptop

Tape video recorders are unfortunately old technology. The SD card is probably only for still pictures. I doubt if a Windows 8 laptop is designed to accommodate it either in hardware or software. If you bought the camera new, you were probably supplied with a disk containing download/capture software. Video sent to a tape is not a fully digital file in the sense that it is not read by computers and has to be captured when you play it back into the computer and turned into a video file. See if you can get a Firewire attachment or adapter -possibly into the laptops HDMI socket. The usb on the camcorder is probably just a charging point. If not, ask a friend with a desktop computer if he would be prepared to fit a firewire card -about 12UKP in UK, and capture it for you on their machine. Via Firewire, even the most basic editing suites have a capture function, and you can save the video as MP4 or AVI etc. The alternative is to take the tapes to a commercial transfer outlet -in the UK Timpsons the shoe repair people advertise this service, and they will put everything on a dvd for you.

Windows 7 can't find my cannon A590 download and transfer information

Consider NOT connecting your camera to your computer.
The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program, such as Windows Photo Gallery or Picasa.
Mar 03, 2012 • Cameras

I have a Panasonic PV-GS39 and want to put my movies onto computer that's running on windows 7. Using the USB cable doesn't work. Will the firewire cable really work or am I just out of luck? Thanks for...

This type of camera usually downloads better with a Firewire (DV) connection. Some mini-DV cameras only use the USB connection (if they have one) for stills and can only download video by Firewire. This is because you have to play the tape into the computer, not just copy a file. The way it works on my computer, the camera is controlled by the computer software.

Most PCs have a USB port, but no Firewire port. Macs often have a Firewire port but may not have USB. As most Windows PCs do not come with this interface, you might need to fit an add-on Firewire interface card. This will come with a driver for the card.

Whether this will work with Windows 7, I am not sure. My Mini-DV camera, using a Firewire cable, didn't need any camera driver loaded to the computer, just the movie editor that came with Windows XP.

I have my DVX100B hooked up to my computer through a firewire cable. The firewire port works fine. But I can't get any video editing software to register that the camera is connected. Is it possible for...

People are always blowing out their firewire port by making a hot
hookup. Don't confuse firewire with USB, which is safe. In the users manual you will see warnings about making sure the equipment is powered off before hooking up the firewire cable.
Try hooking it up to another computer and try using a simple program like Windows Movie Maker or something, if it still doesn't
regognize it, get your camera into an authorized service facility.

I have windows 7 and want to put my movies onto computer

The chances are that a USB cable from your PC wont work on any windows newer than XP, you like myself will need Firewire cable from a good camera store.


I cant conect in pc my web cam sony dcr hc21e handycam i have windows 7

Right, well your problem is very common, it is due to Windows 7 (I have it) not having very many drivers built-into it for cameras, and my own Sony camera driver is not in 7 either ok. So you are going to have to download your films from camera to PC with a cable called Firewire because USB cable wont work without windows drivers, firewire will.
Lets just hope your PC if it is not old has a Firewire socket at rear, as older PC wont have one.


I have windows 7 and downloaded windows live movie maker in order to put my home movies on DVD. I have a new firewire cable connect but when I go into "import from device" in the movie maker no devices are...

Try the followings.

1. Shut down the computer.
2. Start again.
3. Turn off the camera.
4. Unplug the firewire cable.
5. Open the camera.
6. Plug the firewire cable.
7. Try to use the software now.

I think it will work


Transferring camcoder to computer form

Had same problem...although manual states you can transfer via USB, it doesn't work and won't no matter how many drivers you find. What does work is a Firewire cables. You have three options but I only have tried and proven one. Options:

1. 4-Pin to 4-Pin Firewire transfer cable. The camera has a Firewire port directly below the AC Power adaptor port. This worked fine pulling the video to my PC using Windows Media Transfer. No drivers least for Vista. As soon as I plugged in the camera, a window opened asking what actions I wanted to take. Only my HP Laptop equipped with 4-Pin Firewire.

2. 4-Pin (Camera) to 6-Pin Firewire (PC). My Laptop or Desktop not equipped.

3. 4-Pin Firewire (Camera) to USB (PC). Might work but since I couldn't pull data through Camera USB, didn't want to invest in this cable configuration.

Solution in future is buy a bunch of SD Media cards (Not SD-HC) and stop using tape. Transfer direct to PC from SD Card.

PC Wont register Camera is connected

If it is a cam corder, a lot of them only work for stills once hooked up to the PC (via USB). Are you certain the cam be used via a computer.
If the camcorder contains both USB and IEE1394/firewire and your computer has both USB and firewire, then sometimes the USb interface is set to stills only and the firewire interface is set to motion only.
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Feb 27, 2008 • Cameras
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