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    I am having a problem capturing video with my new Dell Windows Vista PC.

    I have been told by Dell that I need to contact Sony (I have a Sony DCR HC32E Camcorder) for updated drivers.

    I did think that using Firewire you did not need drivers for the camera/camcorder.

    Note Sony use the iLink term for Firewire; its the same Yes?

    Is this correct?

    Graham.

    PS I feel I am being fobbed off.

    See related link:- This sister thread is located at:
    http://www.videoforums.co.uk/general...-new-post.html

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    The terms iLink and firewire are the same, yes.

    I've never had to install any drivers to capture anything from firewire ever. In fact I'm always careful to never let the accompanying CD from a camcorder anywhere near my PC as it's just not needed. Anyone who tells you different is a stinky poo pants!

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    I use the CD-ROM that came with the camcorder. To install the USB web streaming driver and use the Sony as a webcam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mihai View Post
    I use the CD-ROM that came with the camcorder. To install the USB web streaming driver and use the Sony as a webcam.
    Well then, you know what that makes you don't you? lol

    Seriously. yes I know there are a few legit reasons for using the disk. I'm just in "always use firewire to transfer video" mode and I'm trying to emphasise not to use any enclosed disks for the purpose of video transfer.

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    I can understand that. I'm with you for that. But then again your FX1 doesn't double as a webcam, like my Sony does.

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    Many thanks for your posts.

    It seems that Dell are pushing WIndows Vista and even when you opt for a IEEE1394 card in the build, you cannot capture video from your own application or the installed Dell application Roxio.

    This was one of the fob-offs given to me, the other support engineer gave up on the problem!

    I got two options, return the unit (not fit for purpose) or install an 2nd Hard Drive and have a dual boot system, and use Windows XP for the video work.

    Cheers,

    Graham.

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