DV Camera not recognised by Firewire Card.

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by TechDude, Feb 17, 2004.

  1. TechDude

    TechDude Guest

    Hi, I have 3 pc's all using Firewire leads to network together, with files
    accessible and visible to all 3.

    My problem is with the latest (and fastest pc) the JVC DVP3 camera isnt
    recognised by the system it's plugged into which I want to capture from -
    but it is on the other 2 pc's as Windows XP gives the automated pop-up box
    saying how do you want to capture. So what settings are stopping the camera
    being used.
    The problem pc has the following hardware:
    ABIT NF7 revision 2 m/board.
    VIA OHCI Firewire Card
    512 mb Ram
    Loads of HD space
    XP2500 running as 3200 cpu.
    Mediastudio Pro 7

    The only issue I have under Control Panel System Device Manger flagged with
    a yellow ! is under "Network Adapters" 1394 Net Adapter #2. There is also a
    NVIDIA nForce MCP Networking Adapter showing as fully working.

    All 3 machines are connected by ethernet to a Dlink Router to broadband.

    Rather than start messing with system settings and losing connections I'd
    appreciate some guidance first. I have tried to correct the yellow flag
    above by updating drivers from the Abit cd - but it doesnt correct. At this
    precise moment I am have the DV cam plugged into the pc which doesnt
    recognise it as a removable device - but can still capture a another pc down
    the network.

    Thanks for any help.

    TechDude, Feb 17, 2004
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  2. TechDude

    Tim Mitchell Guest

    "1394" is another name for Firewire. Does the MB have firewire onboard
    as well as the plug in card? it sounds like there is a conflict
    Tim Mitchell, Feb 18, 2004
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  3. Tech Dude,

    That yellow flag is your problem. Try inserting your motherboard
    disk and right-clicking on the device in device manager and selecting
    "update driver" and letting the wizard search your disk for the
    driver. If that doesn't work, try using the wizard again, but use the
    option to select the driver yourself and look through the driver
    folders for the appropriate driver. If you double-click on the device
    it will tell you why it isn't working. If it is that the driver is
    not working or not present, this should work. Otherwise you may have
    some bad hardware. Good luck.

    Simon Kirschman

    Simon Kirschman, Feb 18, 2004
  4. TechDude

    TechDude Guest

    I have used the m/b cd driver disc to try to get rid of the flag = no better
    version found than already installed. The NF7 version I have doesnt have
    onboard firewire.

    From other net searching it may well be the VIA chipset 1394 board isn't one
    thats the most compatible - which would explain why the other 2 cards (from
    Dabs -Lucent chipset) work.

    Anyone else have any suggestions before I ditch the VIA based card??

    TechDude, Feb 18, 2004
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