Firewire and Vista problems

  eoinrua 23:09 19 Apr 2007

Is anyone else having difficulty using firewire DV camcorders in Vista?

I bought a new machine (1.8Ghz Core Duo; 1Gb memory) to speed up DV editing, with plans to upgrade memory to 4Gb once I was certain everything was fine.

But firewire's not fine under Vista. I installed the PCI firewire card from my old machine, only to find that it created a strange problem. The machine just wouldn't shut down via software and constantly rebooted.

Remember that I was editing DV on my XP platform with the same card no problem.

I bought a new card and installed it. The machine shuts down properly now, but importing from the camcorder is impossible. Vista won't run my Studio 9 package at all. When I use Movie Maker the camcorder is identified but when I try to import the program comes up with an "unrecognised error".

Roxio Creator 9 will import, but badly. The sound is corrupted for the first few seconds and it only imports for around two minutes. While importing, it breaks everything into timestamp-based clips which appear in the window. That's great, just what I want.

But when I stop recording they're all combined into one big AVI file that Movie Maker won't open for editing.

Any help will be appreciated but are many other of you having similar firewire problems in Vista?

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