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What drivers did you install on what OS? Windows does not usually need third party drivers, since they are installed with the OS.
I didn't install any drivers. The first time I plugged in my camera via firewire XP automatically installed some drivers. They showed up as Canon HV20 camera.
Check your camera settings, because it should work. After using a Z1 I connected a H1 and it gave me no problems capturing, but in both cases this was HDV material, not DV. However, on my first try with the H1, I had to adjust some camera menu settings to output in the correct format. It might be the same with the HV20.
I use the HV20 on PPro CS3 in WIndows XP Pro OS and do not have this problem.
There is a common problem users have posted regarding recognition of camera in capture window, and some have found that for them, it matters which you do first: connect the camera and turn it on first; or, open premiere, then connect and turn on the camera. For my HV20, it will work or not either way, and requires an occasional resettng of the camera.
I would recommend you try cancelling that pop-up window asking you what you want to do after connecting the camera, and then open Premiere using it's icon or from your start menu. Then see if the camera works after opening the capture window.
Good news, I was able to solve the problem over the weekend.
I was able to finally get my HV20 working with FME and Premiere Pro CS3 by using a different firewire card. Turned out the card I was using had some 3rd party drivers associated with it and would cause my system to crash. When I borrowed my friends card it worked not one problem. The card that worked uses a Texas Instruments driver.
I suggested to the Premiere Pro CS3 team that they may want to consider putting this into a tech note on the site in case other developers have a similar problem.
Thanks again to everyone who offered support.