How do I know if my Firewire card is working

  nooney 21:33 07 Feb 2004

I purchased a card from DABS to connect my digicamera to my WIN ME PC.
The software recognises the card, but I cannot see the camera.How do I know if card is working.
It came with 3 outputs and correct 6-4 pin lead.
I should not have to add any other drivers, although following earlier response here I have tried installing another driver, but still not recognising camera.
I have tries booting up with the camera connected and switched on but still no go.
I am still waiting for Panasonic to reply! to earlier correspondence.
Perhaps I will have to stick to transferring to my VCR? and forget editing via the PC.

  MichelleC 22:05 07 Feb 2004

Does the firewire card show in device manager? If so try reinstalling another driver (if it's windows generic try the Texas Instrument one).

  nooney 23:19 07 Feb 2004

Thanks for info.
I installed Terxas driver and still it does not work.
Looking at system the card shows up with no conflicts etc.
I really do not know what to do next.

  MichelleC 10:17 08 Feb 2004

Try rebooting up with cam connected and on.

  nooney 11:44 08 Feb 2004

I have tried booting up with camcorder on and running but still no go.

  Rennaissance 13:18 08 Feb 2004

How many PCI devices are connected other than your firewire card? Try moving it up or down a slot.

  MichelleC 18:01 08 Feb 2004

Is there an enabling setting in cam's menu for dv transfer or similar?

  Chegs © 19:58 08 Feb 2004

I recently got my 98se working with a digicamcorder,once I got the IE1394 recognised(by installing a patch click here ) I couldn't get anything from the camcorder until I installed the Canon software.Even then,it would only download the stills not the video.I tried for hours,eventually gave up and decided to stay with XP to edit video.

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