My initial reaction is the Dynex card. Firewire 800 is not suported, only firewire 400.
All versions of Premiere Pro work just fine with my Sony GV-D1000E recorder using FireWire 400 under Windows XP Pro..
If your laptop only has FireWire 800, I would suspect that is the problem, for which a FireWire 400 adaptor card might be the workaround.
The Dynex adapter has both 1394A (400) and 1394b (800). I'm plugged into the
1394A. Computer is recognizing the adapter, but I come up as "device
The Dynex 1394 adapter has both 1394A (400) and 1494B (800). I'm plugged
into the 1394A but it still comes up "device offline." Computer says 1394
device is working properly. My Sony GV-D900 is an older model. I don't see
anywhere on Adobe listing this deck.
Does Windows recognize the deck? If not, then the card is the problem, if yes, do you have other firewire devices connected? PR can be very picke with other devices connected. Try HDVSplit for capturing HDV. It is not as picky, avoids OOS errors, offers scene detection and preview and is free. For DV use Scenalyzer.
I hooked up a firewire hard drive to the Dynex 1394 adapter, and it works
fine for transferring files. Can't figure out if Premiere CS4 isn't
connecting with the Dynex adapter or the Sony GV-D900 isn't connecting with
the Dynex adapter. Computer seems to like the Dynex. Company says to resolve
it with the software company. Adobe doesn't recogize the Dynex adapter when
I enter a search.
Does Windows recognize the D900 was the question.
Windows recognizes the Dynex 1394 adapter. I'm able to plug in my 1394
portable hard drive and copy files using the Dynex. Windows isn't
recognizing the Sony GV-D900 when plugged into the Dynex adapter going into
the laptop.. It's not seeing any Sony video device when I check under media
devices. I also could not import video from the Sony through the Dynex using
the Windows video editing software on the laptop. So, it appears the problem
is getting the Sony to port out of it's 1394 connector into the Dynex 1394a
input. Right now I can import video on my Adobe 6.5 editor, save the videos
as .avi files, copy them to my portable hard drive, connect that drive
through the Dynex adapter and copy the video files into CS4 on the laptop.
Sure would be nice if I could go direct.
If Windows does not recognize the D900, and you know that the D900 works on your other PC and assuming you use the same firewire cable, it should work. The fact that it does not indicates that the Dynex card is the culprit. Can you try with another firewire card?
Thanks for all your feedback. I suspect the Dynex card doens't like the Sony
deck. Even tried my camcorder insead of the Video Walkman and no luck. Dynex
card works fine with the portable hard drive. So go figure? Right now I'll
have to capture on the Adobe 6.5 system and copy to the portable drive and
then transfer to the laptop.
Though Harm mentioned it above, I do not recall the answer. Have you tried with ONLY the Sony plugged into the 1394A connection and nothing into the 1394B side?
I was going to offer to let you borrow my extra 1394A-only card, thinking it was an ExpressCard, but I checked, and it's PCMICA. Must have been from my old Toshiba, and not from the Sager.
I have only plugged into the 1394A input to the Dynex adapter (1394B is left
open). The Dynex is a PCMCIA card that goes into the laptop. Works with my
portable hard drive but not with the Sony equipment. Dynex adapter is
backward compatible with all transfer rates, at least that's what they say.