I have a LG HDD recorder I used to use with my TV setup, now I have it for use with the camcorder. It has a DV input for camcorder. I bought a firewire lead, connected it to the camcorder and it almost worked. My TV display displayed "updating" only. I contacted LG and they said I was out of warranty so no support :(
I tried again, and it worked. So no problems for a while, I managed to transfer almost all of my mini DV tape collection to the HDD recorder. However now, it begins to work then flickers between "updating" and "not connected to camcorder". So I can't transfer my DV tapes any more. I'm having to resort to using a RCA type connection into the HDD recorders video input, which I'm sure means inferior quality.
Only very occasionally does it work for about 5 minutes with firewire, and then drops out with "camcorder not connected". The lead seems ok, and the connections on the camcorder and the LG are fine no loose connections or anything.
Does anyone have any ideas as to what may be causing this? The whole reason I'm using the HDD recorder is as an archive machine, I can burn DVDs from it which I can then use for video editing. I have considered firewire for the PC but I dont think I have a spare PCI-E slot for that.
Any advice greatly appreciated.