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Help loading video to computer

OK..... I bought a Sony Handycam DCR-HC20 and have recorded some video and have been attempting to edit it in Adobe Premiere 6.0. I also bought a firewire notebook card and cable. I connected all of this to my laptop (HP Pavillion zt1145), whenever I attempt to capture the video, the video has all kinds of "square" in it. I took back the firewire card and cable and replaced still the same issue. Any help as to what is going on would be great. I thought it may be the video card, but I wouldn't think it would mess it up, considering I can load the video via the USB and it looks perfect. I thought maybe the Firewire plug-in on the camcorder may be bad, but don't know. I am running Windows XP SP2 with all the current updates. Please Help!!! Thanks

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A problem in the Fire wire connections would presumably affect the quality in a quite severe way: you would get large blocks of wrong color or misplaced DCT blocks, the capture would fail altogether from time to time, or something like that. Check the plug in!! Daniel

Posted on Feb 09, 2006

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