Hello all, First post,
Most of the time my PC does not recognize my camcorder. In Movie Studio Platinum 13.0 I select "Capture Video" "HDV" and it says device not available and I don't see it under Preferences. It did work one time.
If I select "Capture Video" "DV" it works but I get a lot of dropped frames.
I tried HDVspit and the first time I opened it it recognize my camcorder, but know it says camcorder not recognized or connected. I have tried two different Firewire cables with the same results.
On my camcorder as soon as I plug it in my PC beeps at me and on the camcorder under "PLAY/OUT SETUP2" the "DV OUTPUT" blanks out.
I'm sure I forgot some info.
Canon VIXIA HV30
Dell Precision M6500, Window 7 Pro, SP1
Your help is greatly appreciated
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@bmklawt : It is not easy to answer at the first level .
_ Uninstall completly your camcorder .
_ run your computer in safe mode
_ look if exist a '?' in properties in side "system"
!!! maybe a PB with your 1394 card !!!
_ shut down your computer
_ plug your camcorder ( running )
_ run the PC
Normally , you'll be asked to install the new peripheral detected .
??? Is your software compatible for "Window 7 Pro" ???
( ex: 32bits vs 64 bits )
Try to use the camcorder with an other computer .
I'm moving you to our camcorder section.
It's been a few years since I've used my hv20, but I remember you need to have the camera set to HDV mode for hdsplit to recognize it. The camera needs to be set for DV mode for windv to recognize it. Then plug in your camera.....Got my retirement plans all set. Looks like I only have to work another 5 years after I die........
Yes, it is like Racer-x says. You need to go into your camcorder's menu settings to properly switch output between DV and HDV modes. The camcorder will not do it automatically.
Can anyone tell me how to set my camera to HDV, I've looked in the setup menu and the manual and don't see how to change it.
I appreciate the help
Page 77. Also page 40.
Also, make sure an HDV tape is actually playing when you connect it to the PC. Not necessary normally, but helps debugging this issue IME. BUT be careful hotplugging Firewire/IEEE1394 - getting the 6 pin connector the wrong way around will kill your device. Hotplug the 4 pin connector, or don't hotplug at all. Don't say I didn't warn you. I know I just told you to hit play and then hotplug, and I've also told you not to hotplug. That's because hotplugging always worked for me, but other people have reported it killing their camera's firewire port. It's up to you, and not my fault if it goes wrong.
the 4 pin end of the firewire cable has no power pins. it's data only and can't by any stretch of the imagination "kill" a cam's firewire port.--
"a lot of people are better dead" - prisoner KSC2-303
Last night I changed the settings on my camera to DV locked " DV only" and tried to capture with Movie Studio and get a ton of dropped framesso I changed it back to HDV/DV.
I can not find a setting on my camera for HDV only, my selection seems to be DV or HDV/DV and as soon as I plug my firewire cable in that selection gets blanked out.
Last night I did have the camera playing a tape and unplugged and plugged back in the firewire cable many times and to my surprise one time the camera was recognized and I successfully transferred a tape with Movie Studio, with HDVsplit I received a bunch of errors, don't remember exactly what the error said. When I tried to capture another tape it said it could not recognize the camera again.
Yesterday when I was plugging the firewire cable in I got no beep from PC but can capture in DV in Movie Studio although with dropped frames, the one time I did this with the camera playing and it worked I got a beep from PC and Movie Studio did recognize camera.
If the PC beeps or doesn't beep when I plug the firewire cable in I can always capture in DV in Movie Studio, if the PC beeps when I plug in the cable I can sometimes capture in HDV.
How can I get this to capture in DV without dropped frames?
Was that all clear as mud?
When you unplug the camera, does it still show up in the add-remove hardware list? If it does, delete the entry and plug the camera back in to see if it gets detected properly.Got my retirement plans all set. Looks like I only have to work another 5 years after I die........
If the tape has DV and/or HDV on shouldn't I be able to capture in DV?
How do you determine if it's DV or HDV, the tapes I'm trying to capture were recorder on same camera.
hdv is 16x9 and looks HD. dv is usually 4:3 720x480 and looks low def. re-read your manual and set the cam to export HDV and try hdvsplit. if it doesn't work then set the cam to DV out and use windv to capture.
if they are your tapes you really should know if you shot HD or SD.
the cam can be set to force export dv even if it was shot in hdv. but it's a waste of HD video.--
"a lot of people are better dead" - prisoner KSC2-303
For the nth time, with the possible exception of certain Intel processors, I don't have/ever owned anything whose name starts with "i".
- absolutely remove all bloatware from it (this includes the trashy programs that TSR and were installed the first time ever you powered on that laughtop)
- close all programs that have nothing to do with capturing, while attempting to capture
- disconnect from LAN and wi-fi completely; needless to say don't browse the web
- get another eSATA-connected hard drive (not USB) and setup capture program to direct captured files to it
2. Given the range of specs available under that model number, unless you have some further knowledge of the OP's machine that's not in this thread, you don't really know how good or bad it is.
The advice you gave is good though.
Given the OP has an HDV camcorder but doesn't know whether it's DV or HDV on tape, I think we're going to struggle with this one.
It is HDV on tape, I was just trying to ask shouldn't I be able to capture in DV without dropped frames regardless of whether or not tape is recorder in DV or HDV.
I did get it to work in Movie Studio, still can't get it to work with HDVsplit.
I have to unplug Firewire cable, start Movie Studio and select capture video "HDV". Captue window has to be opened and it says "Device not available" hit play on camcorder and then plug in firewire cable and then Device will show up in capture window. I can start, stop, rewind and even change tapes and all is good. I Hit "start capture" and it captures video, when I hit stop capture, file is saved and it again says "Device not found" and I have to repeat this process for next tape.
What happens if you try a different DV tape?
Are you certain your project is set to the correct frame rate?
Are you recording to your system drive?
Do you have any other processes running -- internet, anti-virus?
What is the speed of your processor?