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June 2, 2005 at 8:27 PM #38879AnonymousInactive
I’m having a very frustrating problem, and hope someone can offer a suggestion. I just installed a firewire card so I could capture from a camcorder (new to me, but a few years old – Panasonic ag-ez30).
My device manager indicates that the card is working properly. However, when I try to capture I get the message “No video capture driver is installed on this system or no device is connected”. I’ve checked and re-checked my connections. Uninstalled and re-installed my drive. Turned off and on my computer. Done all this and more all day.
Would appreciate any suggestions.
June 3, 2005 at 3:37 AM #168836AnonymousInactive
You could try using another Firewire cable, or another port…
June 3, 2005 at 8:37 AM #168837AnonymousInactive
PS – I just now picked up that this is a “new”, used camera. It is entirely possible that its firewire port has gone bad (that could be why it was sold!). I personally, have gone 0:4 on used camera successes (I have yet to buy one that worked properly).
:'( oh, not nice… not nice at all!
June 6, 2005 at 9:58 AM #168838AnonymousInactive
What kind of editing software are you using for this firewire? Also if it doesnt make a sound when you turn on ur video camera when the firewire is in it, then it is not ready to capture
June 6, 2005 at 4:42 PM #168839AnonymousInactive
Thank you for your replies/concern. I’ve been away this weekend, that’s why I haven’t replied.
I’m using Ulead DVDWorkshop2 to capture, my os is XP. I’m trying to find another firewire device so I can test my card and cable. Also, found out a possible problem. I did a google and found out that some others have been unable to capture from a Panosonic Camcorder when using XP.
So that’s where I am right now. Q: If I have to go with a different camcorder: can I capture from a second camcorder loaded with the tape shot in the Panasonic? (I don’t see why I couldn’t, but the way things have been going, I wan’t to make sure 😉 )
Again, thanks for your input….and for any more suggestions you may have,
June 6, 2005 at 9:09 PM #168840AnonymousInactive
Thank you for your reply. My oversight. I did read all your post, and tested it – finding that I got no response from xp when connecting the camera..simply forgot to mention that.
I tried something I’d already done…uninstal and re-instal…and this time it worked. Why? I don’t know, but just glad it works now.
Thanks again for your input and concern.
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