Re: Problem with camcorder ...need help with firewire
you need to make sure the firewire is enabled in the bios or you can check
in the device manager
to see if it is showing up.
if the firewire is setup in the laptop it is that easy.
When I installed vista on my desktop I had a firewire card from NEC
installed. Vista installed the drivers
and I plugged the dv in and I was downloading the video. You should not need
drivers for you camera.
"Leighznich" <Leighznich@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Thanks BigJim,
> I bought a firewire from Best Buy. I took my camera and the associate gave
> me the one that fits it.
> My laptop is a Dell Inspiron
> So if I just plug in the firewire to my camera and then to the laptop, the
> computer should automatically detect it and install the drivers? Please
> me it's that easy! (And then I can proceed to kicking myself in the rear
> waiting so long to find out.)
> "BigJim" wrote:
>> first who made your system, need to know for drivers get you in the right
>> direction, then install drivers
>> second if it is an onboard firewire it must be enabled in the bios, maybe
>> installed by default.
>> third you need a firewire cable, bestbuy, radio shack take you camera
>> you to get the right one.
>> fourth then just plug it in and it should work. I use mine with Windows
>> Movie Maker
>> "Leighznich" <Leighznich@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >I posted this on the general discussion board as well.
>> > I have a new Panasonic PV-GS300 mini dv camcorder which I purchased in
>> > December, 4 months before I purchased my new laptop which runs Vista.
>> > Apparently Panasonic didn't foresee the release of Vista and so does
>> > not
>> > have
>> > any patches or software updates that are compatible.
>> > I read on another board of a gentleman that had a similar issue with
>> > his
>> > Samsung camcorder and was able to get it installed on his computer
>> > through
>> > the use of a firewire, and Vista carried the appropriate drivers for
>> > him.
>> > I
>> > have a firewire but have no idea how to use it! Can someone please help
>> > me
>> > get this resolved so that I can upload video.
>> > Thanks!