1. The Windows was installed by a shop that didn't know to install motherboard and more drivers.
2. The firewire port is blown. Test the camera on another PC.
3. The camcorder is not in the right mode. See manual (I won't guess this one.)
4. The USB means ZIP here. Nice detail but means so little.
JVC Tech here was good but then at 120 per hour...
I am having problems transferring video from my miniDV camcorder to my laptop. My laptop does not detect my camcorder at all.
Windows Vista Basic 32-bit
JVC GR-DVL510U miniDV camcorder
6 pin to 4 pin firewire 400 cable
Best Connectivity IEEE 1394a firewire express card port (Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller)
I am using:
Windows Movie Maker
Windows Movie Maker Live
Apparently, this has something Windows Vista not being able to "enumerate" the camcorder.
I have tried Microsoft's solution without much luck: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927827
The camcorder is in play mode, and cables are connected. The express firewire card is detected and the latest drivers are installed for it. I try hitting "play" to get Windows to recognize it, but that does not work either.
In USB mode (DSC), my camcorder is detected by my computer, and I am able to transfer still images, however, firewire does not work. Manual and JVC tech support are very unhelpful.
Anyone know a fix?