Yes lap , I have Imagemixer and a Ulead video editting programme which came with camera and firewire card respectively. When I power the camera it should appear in the device driver list but it is missing.
brownsuger, agreed if the driver is loaded and working correctly etc the camera will appear in the device driver list.
My computer knowledge is limited so lets hope someone can answer your query re 'windows 98 does not support Mini DV' one would have thought that having put the necessary card etc in your computer this should work. (At least it will now go back to the top of the list) best..Lap..
Win98se does have some firewire support but you may need to install the drivers that came with your card.It can take a little tweaking with your settings before Ulead finds the cam. I use Ulead VideoStudio 4 with Win 98se and firewire.
Check your device manager for conflicts etc: Also is it Win 98 or Win 98se? This is important because the earlier version was not particularly stable. Try to get hold of MGI videowave (latest version) as this program is icon lead. If you can't see you camera immediately using MGI then I suggest emailing JVC. Tell them everything relevant ie: OS/Mem/HD/CPU. Having worked in photo for numerous years I have found most manufacturers to be good with their support and JVC aren't an exception. Good Luck