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Just a few questions I’d be asking myself:
Is the Firewire showing in Device Manager? (right click on My Computer, Properties, Hardware)
Are all necessary drivers installed? (i.e. no yellow warning triangles in Device Manager)
Have you used the Firewire connection for anything else and know it to be working?
Is a 1394 Connection showing up in Network Connections? (Start, Settings, Network Connections)
In the BIOS (Del key at switch on?), is IEEE enabled?
When you connect the camera, are you getting any ‘New Hardware Found’ messages?
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No, I use Sony Vegas, but you’ll find all sorts of useful bits and pieces here: