Windows XP Pro/SP2 and Firewire capture

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by bugsy57, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. bugsy57

    bugsy57 Guest

    I've been away from this NG for a while but I've hit a problem which has
    appeared since SP2 was installed on my system. I know I am not alone in
    having this problem. However, despite searching the net I can not find any
    firm answers.

    My basic build is WinXP Pro/SP2. I'm using Premier Pro 1.5 on a Notebook
    COmputer (HP Pavilion zd 7000 series) which has an IEEE-1394 port. Prior to
    upgrading to SP2 I could capture from my Panasonic NVMX300 Digicam. SInce
    upgrading to SP2 I can no longer capture - Premier and Movie Maker report
    capture device offline.

    I know the problem ISNT the camera or the cable as I can plug the MX300 into
    another PC (which isn't mine) and capture from that. Also, if I connect my
    JCV edit deck via firewire to the notebook it works fine. The reason I can't
    use this deck for editing footage from the MX300 which was shot in "wide
    screen" mode.

    SUmmary: Has anyone over comethe problems which have appeared to be
    introduced since SP2? I'm aware of MS hotfix 885222 but this doesn't appear
    to fix the problem. I spent alot of money on the Camera (about £1800UK) and
    apart from this problem I have had no bad experiences what so ever.



    bugsy57, Feb 20, 2005
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  2. From the Avid Pro forum, the following advice was given:
    In "networking", under the advanced tab for this device, disable
    "networking" on the 1394 port.
    Robert Morein, Feb 21, 2005
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  3. Two other options:

    1. IEEE1394 is a network connection according to Windows and could be
    limited in de windows firewall introduced in SP2.


    [email protected], Feb 21, 2005
  4. bugsy57

    C.J.Patten Guest

    Hey Dave.

    I have the same series notebook (zd7260, specifically) and do Firewire
    captures from a miniDV cam.
    Also running SP2. No problems.

    As others have suggested, try disabling the IEEE1394 network connection and
    see that MS article. (SP2 seems to bump the speed of your Firewire port
    DOWN...lord knows why)

    C.J.Patten, Mar 2, 2005
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