Bill Hunt offers this solution:
Many users have experienced issues with FireWire devices not working with Win7-64. Often, those same devices worked with their previous OS, but not now. The cameras are not being recognized, or their other FW devices are just not being seen.
This appears to be related to the FW driver that Win7-64 installs by default, at least in most cases.
The "fix" is to go to Device Management, and locate the driver used for FireWire. One would replace that default driver with the one with the word "Legacy" in its name. Fairly simple to do, and it fixes FW issues for most users.