I would like to know if anyone out there is capturing D-VHS thru the firewire port of their computer? Is there a software package that would allow video capture this way? Windows recognizes the device but fails to locate a driver for it. (JVC..30000) Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Capturing D-VHS thru firewire (1394)
Here's what you will end up doing. ANALOG CAPTURE.
I could help if we knew more about the HOST PC/MACINTOSH machine. It's only my opinion that to get a FIREWIRE ANALOG VIDEO DIGITIZER is not a great idea.
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follow the steps to transfer video to a computer using an i.LINK connection
IMPORTANT: Video capture software and a compatible video capture card must
be installed on the computer. Depending on the computer manufacturer, various
video capture cards and software (Adobe Premiere, Roxio Video Wave, Microsoft
Windows Movie Maker, etc.) may be available or already installed on your
computer. If necessary, contact the manufacturer of your computer for further
NOTE: Many Sony VAIO computers are bundled with Sony DVgate Motion or DVgate
Plus software for video capturing. Some VAIO computers also include Click To
DVD software that will allow video capture to the computer hard drive or
directly to a DVD.
Connect an i.LINK cable (also
known as IEEE 1394) to the i.LINK port on the digital camcorder.
Connect the other end of the
i.LINK cable to the computer.
NOTE: The computer i.LINK ports and capture cards
may have either 4-pin or 6-pin connections. Sony digital camcorders use i.LINK
ports with 4 pins. If your computer only has a 6-pin i.LINK port, then it will
be necessary to use a 4-pin to 6-pin i.LINK cable.
Turn on the digital camcorder
by moving the POWER switch to the VTR position.
Cue the camcorder tape to the
beginning of the video footage.
Turn on the computer.
Start the video capture
software on the computer.
Begin playing the recorded
video in the camcorder.
Begin importing the video
with the capture software.
It should now be possible to copy the video using the
video capture software if the computer hardware and software are configured
Use an i.LINK cable to transfer the video to the Computer. The i.LINK
port is also called IEEE 1394 or Firewire port. (An i.LINK is a black D
shaped connector with 4 or 6 pins. The type of cable to be used will
depend on the i.LINK port of your Computer. The Sony Camcorder will
have the 4 pin i.LINK cable and if the computer has the 6 pin i.LINK
port, then you may have to use the 4 pin to 6 pin i.LINK Cable).
You can use any video capturing software like Windows Movie Maker to transfer the video from the Computer.
Refer this link for the instruction to transfer the video to the Computer using i.LINK cable.
see if ur both devices ur laptop and ur camera has firewire 1394 port it is like mini usb port but check out the pins is it 4 pins normally it is 4 pins it is called firewire cable then u can connect directly ur camera to laptop and capture thru firewire port if u dont hv firewire port in laptop or camera let me know we can work on other ways after connection contact me for further instructions of cap video on pc
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pls reply with camera model and laptop model u have
do u have a laptop with firewire port 1394 and port on the Camera it is there ,u can easily connect thru fire wire link with 4 pin cable cable buy a cheap one from store like 10 $ there is no need for buying a branded one bcoz quality is not compromised in any way this is digital signal, if u dont have the laptop with firewire then u have to spend more on PCMCIA FIREWIRE CARD for it or PCI firewire card for desktop which ever u like and then u also need a software to capture the video which i think u have in ur pc , no need for drivers just connect and it will be auto available in the capture devices list of the capturing software, just go and do it
bcoz ur camera is MINIDV TAPE there is no other option to get ut footage on PC for editing
directly capture ur video in pinnacle thru ur usb cable provided , or see if there is any software cd provided with ur camera , select capture video from source in pinnacle and then select ur camera if it appears there , other wise if u r camera has firewire 1394 connection port it is like mini usb port , then u need a pci firewire card for ur pc and a firewire cable to connect ur camera directly to pc and then it will sure appear in the pinnacle list of capturing devices then directly cap the video in whichever format u like say mpeg2 for dvd like videos and then u can edit, this firewire port is normally incl in the new laptop series nowadays
You may have solved this problem already but I had the same problem some time ago, so the advice will be a little vague.
From memory the issue is something to do with corruption of a directx file so you could just try re-loading directx.
But the way I found a solution was to try and capture video using windows movie maker and you will find the video capture also fails using this software. However, windows returns an error message (which I cannot remember), and I did a search on Google or something for this error message and eventually found the solution.
It was related to directx and there was a small file that had to be run to repair it.
Hope this helps and I will continue searching for the problem I am now having with my camera not accepting a tape and returning the error message relating moisture......
Look at the camera as though you were peering into the lens. On the front face of the camera in the lower left hand corner, there is a rubber plug labeled DV In/Out. Under that plug is an IEEE-1394 port (firewire). You will need to purchase a firewire cable and have a computer with the same port (some are four pin and others are six pin...I believe the four pin is more common, but the cable will need to match). When you plug the camera to the computer, it should be detected automatically similar to a USB device. You will also need to have the software for capturing and editing the video. My HP laptop came with a fairly decent program called Cyberlink Powerdirector. You can check out the videos I've done on youtube with my DCR-TRV103 at www.youtube.com/user/stu11926.
If your camcorder is a digital version, you should have a 1394 iLink Firewire cable which is needed to connect your camcorder to your PC. A Firewire is a higher transfer rate connection than USB 1.0 (but slower than USB 2.0), and it is intended for applications such as video editing. Some camers, e.g., Sony, require a Firewire connection to exploit certain features of a digital camcorder and editing software, and it's best to use one. If you do need the Firewire but your computer doesn't have a 1394 Firewire port built in, you can purchase a PCI card version for around $50 and install it separately very easily.
And if your computer doesn't have the 1394 port, but does have a USB 2.0 connector (all newer computers now do), then you can connect your camcorder to your PC via the USB 2.0 (note: NOT a USB 1.0!) to begin capturing video. If you're still having trouble, make sure you go to your camcorder manufacturer's website to download any relevant drivers then retry your connection. If your computer Finds New Hardware sucessfully, you're in. Good luck!
It may just need to be re installed to get it running again, go to my computer icon, right click>properties>hardware tab>device manager and look down the harware list for IEE1394 firewire, if there are no '!' mark or 'red X' then right click on it and delete.
Restart your pc and it will auto install again.
Try capturing video again.