I have been trying to connect my Dads Samsung VP353 camcorder to my PC (Windows Vista Home Premium) to copy a video recording. I purchased a new Firewire 6-4 pin cable to achieve this but the Pc is just not recognizing the camcorder. After plenty of investigation I have narrowed the problem down to the Firewire port. When I check the device manager in the Control Panel there is no IEEE 1394 bus controller showing. I assume this the cause of the issue but how would I go about getting it in there - the Firewire port came with the PC (looks like a joint USB / Firewire card) located at the front of the PC, surely they would have loaded the drivers?
Any help much appreciated.