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Software says no camcorder connected

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by Norbert666, Jun 5, 2005.

  1. Norbert666

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    Hi.

    I've rebuilt my computer and reinstalled everything.

    Using XP Pro with SP2 now.
    I'm connecting via Firewire.
    Using a Panasonic GS-120 and the DV Studio 3 software that came with it.

    Now when I connect my camcorder, it is detected by Windows, and if I playback movies from it I can watch them in Windows.

    But the software which came with the camcoder, says it can't find it. It says no camcorder is connected.

    This might be because I have a number of drives in the pc, and my main Windows is installed on E:/ not C:/. But then again, I'm connecting via Firewire so that shouldn't be an issue.

    Can anyone offer any help?

    Thanks

    James
     
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    James I"m not 100% sure but I dont think that software allows playback of movies . I thought it was for webcam use/still pics , might be wrong tho.
     
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    I've used it before. You need a Firewire cable for it to work. USB will only allow stills.

    It seems to work in Windows Movie Maker or whatever it's called, so maybe I'll just use that for the time being.

    James
     
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    This is really doing my head in now.

    I've had exactly the same problem with my iPod software today also. It is not recognised by iTunes.

    So I've come to the conclusion that it must be one of the following:

    1. The fact that my Windows is installed on E:/ not C:/ (weird install did this for no apparant reason)

    2. Something to do with the Firewire port, although it definitely works as I can use Windows Movie Maker to edit my camcorder films.

    In iTunes, edit -> preferences -> iPod tab it says no iPod connected.

    In My computer I get the following list:

    IPOD (C: )
    DVD-RW Drive (D: )
    Main (E: )
    Backup (F: )

    This must be what's causing the problems connecting things via the Firewire surely?

    Anyone got any bright ideas? Pretty please?
     

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