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Computer Can't see camcorder

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by John Elsden, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. John Elsden

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    My camcorder/computer firewire connection was working fine but suddenly the computer can't see the camcorder. I have a Sony TRV33E and have tried different leads with two computers so I am sure it is a problem with the camcorder. When I connect the firewire cable the camcorder screen says 'DV IN'.
    If it is a fault has anyone else had it ? or have I stupidly missed a setting on the TRV33.
    All comments will be greatly apreciated.
     
  2. John F

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    iirc you have to turn the camcorder on before you launch your software. Other people with more knowledge than me will be along shorty to give more help.
     
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    With my TRV-33 switched on in VCR position, when the firewire cable is plugged in "DV in" appears on the LCD then after a couple of seconds a small dialog "Digital Video Device" opens on the PC asking what action should be taken.
     
  4. John Elsden

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    You have confirmed that the message 'DV In' is correct. My computers don't show the digital device sign any more. I wondered if I had ,inadvertantly, switched something off on the camcorder but if it is not that it must be a case of the camcorder not comunicating with the computer and I will have to try and get it fixed. Thanks for your replies.
    John
     

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