Aright so i got an HV20 recently and i had just been working on getting comfortable with it and filming some stuff around here. so now i went to take it off of my cam but i am having 2 problems.
On the computer i edit on i didnt have a firewire PCI card so i went out and bought a brandnew card and installed it this morning. my computer recognized the new card but then when i connected my cam to the computer through a firewire cable that i had my computer would either:
1) would make the noise like my camera had just been connected but then not display or recognize it
2) it would recognize my camera BUT when i went to take the footy off of my cam it would play my footage like it was capturing it off of the tape, but it wouldnt capture anything it would just play the footy through my camera.
So, do you think that this is a problem with the firewire cable or the firewire card that i am using, or do you think its something wrong with my cam. Ive tried using the card in different PCI slots but i havent had any luck doing so.
Im real frustrated right now so im up for any ideas or input thanks
well when my computer recognizes my camera i tried sony vegas, windows movie maker, AND HDVsplit but they all did the same thing. none of them were able to take the footy off of my camera they were just able to play and control it.
ya, you may need a driver for it. also, computers that don't come with a firewire tend to dislike alien firewire cards. plus, check and make sure you're videocard/Ram are fast enough to process HD footage.
i thought because i was running xp i didnt have to set teh driver and my computer would jsut recognize the card, so i checked the "instructions" they gave me and it says what i thought, just plug it in and xp will recognize it automatically... so thats not the problem, sadly