Re: Please help me. XP won't recognize my camcorder at all.
Sorry about that. I have a home built computer that has Windows XP, SP 1 on it. The bios is not the most recent, but it is relatively current. I checked the latest bios revision to see if any changes had been made to anything related to the firewire ports, and nothing had. I installed all the drivers myself, and it has all the latest motherboard drivers and other drivers. The motherboard itself is an Abit NF7-S, it has a 2500xp AMD cpu with 1gig of corsair ram. I also have 3 hard drives, all Western Digital.
I made sure that the firewire ports are turned on in the bios, and they are and the ports themselves show up in the XP device manager. However, when I turn the camcorder on and set it to VCR and connect the camcorder through firewire, the computer doesn't recognize it at all. Absolutely nothing happens. The camcorder doesn't show up in device manager. So, it isn't a problem with actually capturing, it's a problem getting the camcorder to recognize the camcorder at all.
One other comment I should make is when connect the camorder and turn everything on, "DV In" shows up on the LCD. Should this be read "DV Out" since I am trying capture video from the tape? Just something odd I thought I would ask about.
Again the Camera is a Sony DCR-TRV38. Bob, if there is some bios setting that I need to make sure is a certain way please let me know. I know the firewire ports are turned on in the bios, and I tried a separate firewire card that I bought, and a new firewire cable, and still no change.
If someone could help me figure this out, I would be eternally grateful. Thanks.
P.S. I tried premiere and Ulead software, and of course they dont' work because XP doesn't see the camcorder
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