I recently found my PC wouldn't recognise either a Sony DigiBeta J-30 or a
Sony HDCAM JH-30 deck (although it would recognise a Sony HDV camera and a
Samsung DV camera) and because the PC wouldn't see them I couldn't capture
anything in PremierePro CS4. It isn't the decks, as I plugged them into an
iMac and iMovie was controlling and digitising from them without any
I found a site which suggested a problem with a Firewire drive not working
properly after installing SP3 might be down to a driver, sbp2port.sys, and
recommended rolling it back to the SP2 version*. I've done this and it seems
to have worked for now, although it took a few goes turning the decks on and
off before they were seen which makes me wonder if this was the complete
solution or not as I never had to do this in the past with these decks.
Has anybody else had any problems capturing over Firewire on a Windows XP
system after installing SP3?
I'm running a Dell Dimension 9200, 4GB RAM (3GB switch enabled), PremierePro
CS4 4.0.1, Windows XP Professional SP3
* "Fantom7684 wrote: I may have found a solution that worked for me. After
upgrading to XP sp3 my computer would not boot with my external firewire
drive plugged in. So, after reading through countless forums and knowledge
bases I found the answer on Western digitals site. The problem comes from
sbp2port.sys, You have to revert to an older version (5.1.2600.2180). I
found this version in the uninstall directory on my C drive. Just replace
this version with the version SP3 installed and everything works now. I can
restart my computer now with my firewire drive plugged in. I did this a few
days ago and every thing seems to be working fine. Good luck"