Help! Sony DCR-IP5 Firewire issue

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Spudz, Jan 21, 2004.

  1. Spudz

    Spudz Guest

    I have a Sony DCR-IP5 Micromv camcorder and it works fine but since day one
    I have never been able to get the firewire / ilink port to work. I have the
    movieshaker 3.1 cdrom that came with it but when I plug the IP5 into my vaio
    laptop nothing happens.. You don't get the usual sound alert that XP makes
    when you insert a firewire device. I know my port is working because I have
    firewire Hard Drives and have also connected my Sony Digital8 to it with the
    same firewire cable.

    What I want to confirm is if the IP5 is a standard firewire port and
    therefore it should alert me by a sound when I connect it to my computer? I
    don't know anyone else with a Micromv camcorder to verify this. So I'm
    asking you guys..

    I realise the format is not the same as DV and that I will need certain
    software that specifically has support for MicroMV such as Pinnacle Studio,
    Ulead Video Studio 8 etc..

    I have some video I want to capture to the computer and have never been able
    to do it because of this..

    If anyone has any ideas that would be great. P.S. I've tried more then one
    computer also.. no different.

    Please reply here...
    Spudz, Jan 21, 2004
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  2. Yes, it is a standard Firewire device and my IP5 works just fine with
    my Vaio laptop. I have had difficulty connecting to my older HP
    desktop now and then though. You do need to install the drivers that
    came with the IP5 for it to work.

    I use the Movie Shaker software that came with my IP5 since it is
    MicroMV compatible. I have an older release of Pinnacle Studio DV
    that is not compatible with MicroMV format on my desktop, so I can't
    give any advice whether a newer version works.
    David E. Bath, Jan 23, 2004
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  3. Spudz

    Spudz Guest

    Thanks for the response Dave. Well it would appear then that I have an IP5
    that has a dud firewire port.. it's been like that from new but I never
    really spent to much time trying to get it to work before cause I just
    figure I was doing something wrong.. Of course now the camera is out of
    warranty... so...

    I suppose I should get a price at least on what it would cost to make the
    port work.. Maybe it's just a loose wire or something... Who knows..

    It is annoying though not to be able to capture anything with it..

    I'll send it in for a checkup and see what they want to fix it..

    Spudz, Jan 23, 2004
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