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Old 01-21-2009, 04:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Yea...I bought a firewire card from Newegg. Installed it (properly) and the computer recognizes it and installs the drivers for it. Now, I don't know how to access my camcorder on my computer. I'm running Vista Home Premius 64-Bit...the thing installed the drivers for my camcorder too, but I can't seem to access it anywhere. This is the first time I've dealt with firewire, so I don't know how it works in XP or anything.


Anyone have any ideas as to where I could see my connected devices and access them?


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I am able to see the device in device manager.
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Any ideas? I need to get 30 tapes to dvd for my dad...each tape is 1 hour.
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Should be similar to USB, umm did the camera come with special software? Does it show up as a mass media device in My Computer similar to a jump driver or camera?
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Should be similar to USB, umm did the camera come with special software? Does it show up as a mass media device in My Computer similar to a jump driver or camera?
I thought it would work similar to USB. Vista makes the little sound when you connect things to it...but nothing shows up in My Computer. It came with software, but I cannot find it right now (misplaced the CD). I still should be able to see the device in My Computer though right?
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Depends on if the software adds the ability to see the file system your camcorder uses. Try finding the software on the manufactures website or find the cd.
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Yay I needed the right software to stream from my camera. I feel like a complete idiot for not trying Windows Movie Maker first. I thought windows stuff didn't work, but apparently, it works better than the software packaged with the camera LOL.
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Cameras probably work more like TV tuners and such (video devices) than mass storage. Tapes aren't random access devices, they're video sources.
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