Hi all, I've been pointed to this site by some friends who tried to help me but to no avail. They said the expertise here might be the best place to go. So hopefully someone here can help, and thanks for taking the time to read this! All I want to do is transfer my old mini-dv tapes to digital format primarily for backing up, but later on for editing once I've got them on the computer. I know this is old technology, I haven't used this camera for a decade but the film I have is priceless and I really need to back it up as the footage of lost loved ones etc. cannot be replaced. Here's my problem. I have an Asus P8Z68-V PRO / GEN 3 motherboard which has an IEEE1394 port connector. I purchased the 4 pin to six pin firewire cable and the IEEE1394 module, they arrived yesterday. I installed the module (nice and easy, just plug it into the motherboard as per the manual and then mount on a slot opening at the back of the case). The computer recognizes the module in device manager but no matter what I do I cannot get the PC to see the camera. Things I've tried (to save time and effort on your part); - Switching the driver to (legacy) mode for the 1394 Compliant host controller (as it appears in the device manager) - Disconnecting and reconnecting all the parts relevant to the DV issue in all sorts of combos - Using different programs other than Windows Movie Maker to import the video - Making sure the Camcorder is set to VCR mode (both playing and not playing video) - Banging my head against a brick wall None of these things have worked and I am hoping that someone on here might have come across the same thing and have a solution or at least some ideas I might not have thought of. From researching the internet (and I've done this for hours) it seems this is a problem for a lot of people, but as yet I haven't found a solution. A lot of people suggested the legacy driver trick would work but unfortunately it hasn't for me. I'm not willing to give up on this, as like I said the video I have on these tapes is priceless to our family and I really don't want to lose it by the tapes degrading or some unforeseen thing happening to them. It's really frustrating having these two bits of kit sitting next to each other (PC and Camcorder) and I can't get them to work together. For reference the camcorder is a Panasonic NV-DS29 (I remember that this DV method of transferring worked many years ago, so the camera does do it fine) The Motherboard as I said is an ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN 3. The PC itself is only a few months old and has all the latest kit and is running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (genuine). The module I purchased is this one; New External 1 Port Firewire IEEE 1394 Serial Bus 6 Pin PCI Port Rear Bracket | eBay According to Asus support it should work, but they weren't exactly helpful. I'm sure I'm missing something here and hopefully someone out there can help me put my finger on it. Thankyou in advance for any help you can offer it would mean a lot to us. Regards, Jonathan.