I recently bought a Panasonic NVGS17B DV camera. I installed a firewire PCI Card, ( I think successfully as it is showing in device manager as installed and working correctly, I have also tried updating the drivers for it, but Windows XP says that no better drivers are available ) and tried connecting the camera to the PC...... Nothing happens. If I connect using the DV port on the camera and through the USB port on the PC the camera does connect and I can do what I want, albeit with greatly reduced quality.
After reading the Forums, Firewire is the only way to go, so I really would like this up and running. Currently I am using a 4 pin to 4 pin firewire cable, my PCI card also has 6 pin slots...... should I try a 4 pin to 6 pin ? Could it just be a dodgy firewire cable ? Or is there something else I should be doing. Any help you can give would be much appreciated, I am new to this, so hopefully it is just something simple that I can rectify quickly...........Cheers Jim