On Mon, 28 May 2007 20:45:51 +0100, "richard" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Funny that response from JVC , my camera is older then that and they did not
>mention anything about it not been vista compliant. I thought the if the
>camera had a DV socket then it should be compliant with firewire and so no
>issue. Well as long as microsfot have used the full firewire definition for
>the drivers. I actually fif manage to get my camera to import once, but
>never again. I'm using a old Xp machine now to import and then do the
>manipluation on the vista machine. Well thats until I get a solution to the
>firewire problem myself.
It is a VERY common problem for some firewire connections to NOT be
fully 100% IEEE1394 (firewire) compliant. If they're not then you'll
likely have anything from minor to serious problems getting ANY
version of Windows to "see" and/or "control" your camera.
A real pain is this can be a problem at the camera end (rare) or with
the computer's interface card or motherboard or all of the above.
Just for point of reference I'm using Vista 32 bit version and have a
100% compliant firewire connector BUILD-IN to my current motherboard.
Works fine with Vegas, which is a professional grade video editor.
However a previous motherboard while claiming it too had a compliant
firewire connector did not and trying to capture video with it was a
nightmare with constant dropped frames.
My solution for the second machine was to purchase a cheap but KNOWN
to be IEEE1394 100% compliant firewire card. I got a SIIG model. Cost
about $20-40 bucks depending on which version and what type of MB
slots you have open. Sure better than the frustration.
BTW, my cameras are all several years old too. Windows should install
a default firewire driver automatically form XPSP1 on up. I've never
heard of any camera that needed to install drivers. As soon as you
plug in the camera you should get two confirmations. A audio ping and
the found new hardware box. If you install a external card you may
have to install it's drivers. Been so long ago, I forgot.