I know.. not another why can't I capture via FireWire, but why can't I capture via firewire??!?!?!?!???
System Run Down:
AMD Athlon 62 x2 Dual core processor 5000+
PCI card w/ 3 firewire ports
I am currently using my SAA7130 TV Card to bring in all my video. Not a very efficient or effective way to import DV. I posted a thread on here a while ago about proper video capture cards, and was informed that I did not need one, b/c for firewire the video capabilities on my motherboard would be sufficient. I have a JVC DV-500 and cannot get any of the firewire ports to recognize the camera. I've tried a few other consumer grade Dv camera, and nothing still. Tried another firewire cable, and still nothing. After searching online for a while I found many suggestions to remedy my situation (disable the connection then reboot, check for latest drivers, try another pci slot etc..).
So I figured I would come here (once again) and hopefully get sound advice. This TV card is killing my video quality, and this madness has to stop!!!!
I'm a new business owner, and my technological capabilities are pre-historic when it comes to video imports. I checked the adobewiki as well, and found nothing that could help point me in the right direction.
Any suggestions are certainly appreciated.
Have you considered that your firewire PCI card may be dead?
yes, i have. That's really the only conclusion I can come up with, but I was hoping maybe someone would see somthing I've overlooked. Or possibly done something I haven't tried yet. Thank you though.. Looks like I may be making a trip to best buy today..
If you've tried multiple cameras and different cables, then the most likely source of the problem would be the FW card. As these are cheap, and easy to install, that would be my next test.