Flaky 1394 port

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Private, Oct 22, 2003.

  1. Private

    Private Guest

    My 1394 port is a bit flaky these days. I can capture fine, but when I try
    to export back to the camera, sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't
    work.
    Here is how it goes.

    XP Running...(1.5 GB RAM)
    I turn on camera.
    I hear several chimes, indicating camera has come on line
    A prompt appears, telling me a new device was found, and do I want to use
    Adobe Premiere?
    I say Yes.
    Premiere launches
    I open my timeline
    I select File - Export - Export to tape
    The little dialog box appears.
    I can see the TV monitor changes from blue screen to black, ready to display
    signal
    I press enter.

    Here is where it gets weird.

    Sometimes, the timeline exports. I can see the video in the camera
    viewfinder, and see it on the TV monitor.

    Other times, after a few seconds, the TV monitor goes back to blue, and
    there is no video in the camera viewfinder either.

    Pressing "Esc" does not return my PC monitor back to Premiere. I have to
    press the reset button on the PC.

    I had a project that I saved to tape on monday. 2 copies. Shut the PC down,
    rebooted tuesday, to continue, and nothing. All was fine until I hit Enter
    to begin the export.

    Thoughts?
     
    Private, Oct 22, 2003
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  2. Private

    Rune K Guest

    Just a shot in the dark: You don't have, by any chance, a VIA chipset mobo
    with onboard firewire and usb2? For nearly a year I couldn't export video
    with the firewire port, import worked with no probs though. Found out that
    the usb2 and firewire shared the same IRQ, disabled usb2, and then: VIOLA.

    Rune K
     
    Rune K, Oct 23, 2003
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  3. Private

    Private Guest

    Yes, I do have a VIA chipset, I have the ASUS A7N8X Deluxe Mobo
    But I have USB 2.0 disabled in the BIOS, and don't know what else to do with
    XP.
     
    Private, Oct 24, 2003
    #3
  4. Check your 1394 ports. I had the same prob with my Cannon XL1 were my
    firewire port was loose and the comp only exported when the cable was at the
    right angle and or pressure (ie moving the cable up and down so that it
    would make a good connection.) Same with the firewire port of the computer.
    THis is a very common problem with excessive use of DV equipment. (Pluging
    in and out excessivley)
     
    Israel D Chambi, Oct 27, 2003
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