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My firewire isnt recognized...

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I was so excited to transfer my video via firewire since its supposed to keep the quality... and for some reason the only way I can capture video with it is through a pinnacle program.

 

I paid between $24 & $29... not sure exact amount and it was from Best Buy...

 

It's conncect directly to my pc and to my Sony HC3 camcorder.

 

When I open 'CAPTURE' IN EMC 9, the drop down list will recognize my camera but all the options are greyed out.. Then it freezes... (somtimes) The message it gives me before it freezes says something about being unable to preview the HDV device, ensure its a valid tape, and make sure its wound to a posistion with material... I know there is no problem with the tape or the posistion of the material.

 

And yes, i have it play mode....

 

My camcorder works with EMC 7.5 and EMC 9 when I use the dazzle, I just cant capture from it using the firewire...

 

While I was in the store looking for firewire cables, I could not find one that said 4 to 6 pin. They all said 4 to 4 or 6 to 4... Does it matter that I bought one with the numbers reversed??? I bought 6 to 4, not 4 to 6. I didnt think it mattered but now that this is not working, i'm curious...

 

Anyway, just wanted to know if I need to go garbage picking for the orignal package or if there is something I can do...

 

Also, I tried capturing through Moviemaker, that wont work either...

 

I went into my computer's properties, checked the hardware and says that the firewire device is OHCI compliant...

 

Thanks for any help!!! :)

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okay... I tried it this way... I unplugged the firewire cable, plugged it back in. The 'How do i want to capture' dialog box popped up so I chose EMC 9. and when I opend EMC 9, I saw the option to capture using Sony Device.... So it looks like I'm good to go...

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okay... I tried it this way... I unplugged the firewire cable, plugged it back in. The 'How do i want to capture' dialog box popped up so I chose EMC 9. and when I opend EMC 9, I saw the option to capture using Sony Device.... So it looks like I'm good to go...

 

HURRAY!

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And yes, i have it play mode....

 

V 9 help file.........

Overview of importing video

You can use Media Import to copy video media from digital video (DV) and high definition (HD) cameras, digital cameras, USB or 1394 web cameras, analog capture cards, MPEG2 hardware devices, and DVDs.

 

Importing saved video

When you attach an HD camera to your computer, you can use Media Import to copy video saved on the camera. For more information, see Importing saved video from an HD camera or Importing video from a DV camera.

 

When you attach a DV camera to your computer, you can use Media Import to copy video saved on the camera. You can import saved video from a DV camera in the following modes:

 

Normal mode: You use the playback buttons to advance to the beginning of the scene to be imported. For more information, see Importing saved video in Normal mode.

SmartScan mode: Media Import automatically scans the tape to identify scenes. You can then choose the scenes to be imported. For more information, see Importing saved video in SmartScan mode.

Note: You can also import saved from a digital camera. For more information, see Importing video from a digital camera.

 

 

 

Importing live video

You can use Media Import to import live video from

 

an HD camera

For more information, see Importing live video from an HD camera.

 

a DV camera

For more information, see Importing live video from a DV camera.

 

a USB or 1394 web camera

For more information, see Importing live video from a web camera.

 

an analog video capture card

The video capture card allows you to import live video from a TV tuner or VCR. For more information, see Importing video from a video capture card.

 

an MPEG2 hardware device

For more information, see Importing video from an MPEG2 hardware device.

 

Importing movie titles

Media Import does not copy the DVD video source files, but copies titles from the DVD movie in MPEG format. You can select the titles and chapters to be copied. Media Import saves each selected movie title as a separate MPEG file. For more information, see Importing movie titles from a DVD.

 

See also:

•Supported input formats

 

•Overview of importing audio

 

•Overview of importing photos

 

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The message it gives me before it freezes says something about being unable to preview the HDV device,..
Very little software supports HDV via firewire at the moment because it uses different compression from regular DV AVI. If you were to record in standard definition on the HC3, you should have no problem recording from Media Import 9.

 

If you perfer recording in high def, then you may have to use the Sony software to transfer the file(s) first. You should be able to use those in Videowave after capture.

Edited by ggrussell

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I'll contact Sony and see what they reccomend becuase I'm able to capture the video in very nice quality to view, However the audio is crackling and skipping as I capture...

 

Its a shame... I can capture video using dazzle and get poor quality and have good audio or capture with the firewire, have excellent quality and poor audio... This hobby is really annoying...lol

 

Thanks for all your help.

 

EDIT:

P.S...I am shooting in standard def...

Edited by asandull

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This crackling noise is with Media Import? Go into the Control Panel and back off the Hardware acceleration for the sound card. That works for most users.

 

Go to Control Panel

choose Sounds and audio devices

Click Audio TAB

Under PLAYBACK, click Advanced

In this box, click Performance TAB

Move the hardware acceleration slider to the left one or two notches.

Click OK

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This crackling noise is with Media Import? Go into the Control Panel and back off the Hardware acceleration for the sound card. That works for most users.

 

Go to Control Panel

choose Sounds and audio devices

Click Audio TAB

Under PLAYBACK, click Advanced

In this box, click Performance TAB

Move the hardware acceleration slider to the left one or two notches.

Click OK

 

no, that wont work, its already at FULL acceleration... Thank you though...

 

Im noticing now, its not just the audio... The video will skip at times too... like its trying to go into a faster speed... I'll contact Sony, I just havent had a chance yet...

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no, that wont work, its already at FULL acceleration... Thank you though...

The advice was to REDUCE it from full - move the slider back a notch or two :)

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The advice was to REDUCE it from full - move the slider back a notch or two :huh:

 

 

LOL... This is what happens when I try to do ten things at once.... On the phone with Sony, and assembling 100 crafts for my daughters pre-k class... lol...

 

Thank you so much...lol...

 

 

 

I just got off the phone with Sony... Please tell me your opinion on this...

 

The tech guy is telling me the firewire that Best Buy sells is for Macintosh and thats why its not working correctly. He says I have to buy a sony...

 

Is this true??? I cant believe I threw the box away... :)

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I actually read somewhere else that this guy's camera failed completely to connect using a high end firewire card - he got a cheap and nasty one from Taiwan and it worked like a charm - so make of that what you will :)

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. He says I have to buy a sony...

 

Is this true??? I cant believe I threw the box away... :)

 

Well, I hate to say "I told you so.....", but I think that somewhere in these posts, I did tell you to buy a Sony cable.

 

I don't think the tech is correct..... however, most of us who have Sony camcorders have ended up buying the Sony cable. I had a well known brand IEEE 1394 cable and that worked for about a month.

 

There is something about the Sony cable that just works better with their camcorders.

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There is something about the Sony cable that just works better with their camcorders.

 

 

 

Could it be the root kit it installs, is calling home?

 

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Well, I hate to say "I told you so.....", but I think that somewhere in these posts, I did tell you to buy a Sony cable.

 

I don't think the tech is correct..... however, most of us who have Sony camcorders have ended up buying the Sony cable. I had a well known brand IEEE 1394 cable and that worked for about a month.

 

There is something about the Sony cable that just works better with their camcorders.

 

 

Told ya soo... lol... yes, you did... but I COULDNT FIND ONE!!! And I hate waiting!!! So, now i'm paying for it... I'm ordering one from Sony and I'll see if this solves my problem... if not, i'll have an extra cable...

 

Now, what the heck is this root kit? Something else for me to spend an hour or so on??

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Told ya soo... lol... yes, you did... but I COULDNT FIND ONE!!! And I hate waiting!!! So, now i'm paying for it... I'm ordering one from Sony and I'll see if this solves my problem... if not, i'll have an extra cable...

 

Now, what the heck is this root kit? Something else for me to spend an hour or so on??

 

 

No, 2005 Sony BMG rootkit scandal

 

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Now, what the heck is this root kit? Something else for me to spend an hour or so on??

 

The cable is just a cable. It doesn't come with any installation CD.

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Angie - There two different firewire standards: 1394a & b. Most Macs now include the 1394b. Perhaps that is what the salesman meant. I don't know if there is a difference in the cables or not. As far as I know, 'most' PCs still come with 1394a.

 

Sorry for the confusion. I meant to say 'lower' the sound card acceleration.

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Angie - There two different firewire standards: 1394a & b. Most Macs now include the 1394b. Perhaps that is what the salesman meant. I don't know if there is a difference in the cables or not. As far as I know, 'most' PCs still come with 1394a.

 

Sorry for the confusion. I meant to say 'lower' the sound card acceleration.

 

 

Mine says it is capatable with PC and Mac... and I called the Geek Squad... (The have a pretty cool computer voice prompter) and they said it should work with my computer... Who knows... LOL...

 

and you shouldnt be sorry that I confused my right for my left... I've got my head in the clouds half the day...

 

Thanks... :)

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