I have a Canon HV20, and a Sony DCR TRV350. Both have 4 pin firewire.
My 10 Year old Dell Precision M6600 has 6 pin firewire on board.
I successfully captured video in the past, before upgrading from W7 to W10.
I recently tried HDVSplit with the HV20 and captured successfully. I think I was using the W10 1394 host controller, (NOT legacy).
Then I tried to capture from the DCR TRV350, first using HDV split, then realizing that this is NOT an HD camera. So I tried WinDV, no luck.
Then I tried the HV20 with HDVSplit again, and it no longer sees the camera.
I think I then installed the legacy 1394 driver, no luck.
I swapped the driver back, no luck.
I tried several reboots, and many combinations of when to turn on the camera and launch the software.
Device manager can see the HV20, but not the DCR TRV350.
I just want to get the video off the tape into the computer!
Any suggestions appreciated.
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I have a similar setup with a 6-pin firewire port on my motherboard with Win 10 20H2.
In Device Manager, I'd "uninstall" the "VIA 1394 OHCI Compliant Host controller" (that's what mine's called) and do a reboot so it is re-installed.
Re your Sony, I have not been able to get WinDV to work on Win10 for some time, It used-to but now doesn't. Scenealyzer though still works for DV transfer (not HDV). If you're not familiar with it, I've written a quick-start guide here.
HDVSplit still works OK here for HDV transfer from my HV20.
I uninstalled 1394 driver and now Scenalyzer works with both cameras for DV, but I still can't get HDVSplit to work with the HV20 in HD mode.
(Even though it worked briefly, before I started this thread.)
I tried uninstalling again, with delete, so it installed the "non-legacy" driver, but still nothing.
I then uninstalled ffdshow, wondering if that broke HDVSplit. Rebooted, still nothing.
Last edited by chipgooding; 26th Jun 2021 at 08:40.
The HV20 has a switch in the menu for "AV>DV" On or OFF. I have been trying with it "On".
It works with it "Off". I guess that switch is for A to D conversion, and NOT to switch between the A and D outputs....
You won't do that again will you!
Glad you're up and running fully.
The sad thing is I think I went through the same "lesson" last time, several years ago.
Dang smart phones made all my cameras kind of lonely....