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Size of firewire cable...

by solomon / July 15, 2005 1:33 AM PDT

I recently purchased a camcorder model GR-D270U manufactured by JVC. My desktop is a Dell Dimension 4600C running Win XP PRO SP2, 80gb harddrive, 2.4gb processor, 512mg memory. I want to transfer video and pictures from the camcorder ro the PC. The supplied USB cable and drivers do not work, and the camcorder is not being "seen" by the PC. Through research I have learned that the best way to connect is using a firewire. I have a firewire cable available, however it is too large to fit the firewire port on the rear fo the camcorder. My questions are: are there different sized (smaller) firewire cables available and where do I purchase them, and where can I find the drivers for the camcorder. They are not available on the JVC website.

Can anyone help with these issues???

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Just last weekend.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 15, 2005 4:48 AM PDT

I picked up the firewire cable at officemax. Go shopping.

As to "drivers", I don't use any. I use WinDV to download the content and then I'm off to my video editor.


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Size of firewire cable...
by jcrobso / July 15, 2005 5:43 AM PDT

Keep in mind the you need a fiewire card for your PC if it dosen't have a firewire port.
Firewire has 2 connector sizes similar to USB . Large for the port on the PC and small for the camera. Most any PC store will have them, BB,CC, coumpUSA, Radio Shack etc. John

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