Problem with Sony DHR-1000 and firewire connection XP

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Tim, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. Tim

    Tim Guest

    I have been going through firewire . lately. I have owned and used a Sony
    digital VCR that accepts both the large (120 and 180 min.) DV tapes. I have
    been unable to use this VCR with my current Windows operating system.
    Before when I had Windows 2000 installed and was able to use this VCR via
    firewire without problems. I now have "upgraded to Windows XP Professional
    version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600. I am using American Megatrends
    BIOS version 2.3.

    When I plug newer devices into my firewire card like hard drives and newer
    Sony cameras, they seem to work just fine. When I connect my Sony DHR-1000
    via the firewire connection and turn on the unit - Windows first pops up the
    "found New Hardware Wizard". The wizard is offering to help me install -
    "AV/C Tuner". This is a Sony VCR! Windows 2000 never offered to install
    drivers. When I cancel the Wizard windows tells me that the device may not
    work correctly. Windows is certainly correct in that regard. I have not
    been able to use Vegas Video 5 or Scenalyzer with this product. If I try to
    capture with Scenalyzer, I get an error message that says - "Error can't
    connect:336". Nothing works because Windows can't make the connection.

    I know that this VCR works just fine because I just connected it to another
    computer running Windows 2000. Device control and capture work just as
    advertised using Vegas Video 5 or Scenalyzer.

    Some said that the newer (sp2) firewire drivers caused firewire HD to slow.
    I tried both the sp2 and the sp1 drivers and found them very close as far as
    speed goes using Scenalyzer. Results = Sp2 speed was 6.7 times realtime and
    SP1 driver speed was 6.8 times realtime.

    I would really appreciate any suggestions that might help me. I know that
    this is an older piece of equipment but if it works with Windows 2000, then
    surly it can be made to work with windows XP. Are there some drivers that I
    am missing?
    Tim, Jan 28, 2005
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