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    for christmas i bought a sony handycam dcr-trv255e so that i could make a video of my local skateboard scene. i caputured the footage using the usb cable provided and windows movie maker i found the pictutre quality was poor. i was advised to buy a firewire card. i recently purchased a firewire ieee1394a internal pci card made by safecom. i put the card int my pc and it picked it up and installed it fine. i have been using a 4-6 pin cable but to my suprise the camera is not being picked up. please could some1 please help me. if you need any more infomation that may help you help me just ask

    yours thankfuly martin gough

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    What software/operating system are you using?

    If you're using the bundled image mixer software try using Windows Movie Maker instead to capture. Might solve the problem, also make sure your camera is in vcr or playback mode and has power (I'm sure you've checked this, but just in case).
    Panasonic SD9, Panasonic NVGS-75, Canon MV600i

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    i have windows me

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    yeah i have tried movie maker

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    maybe you need drivers for windows ME, check on the manufacturers websites for updates, or relevant versions.

    I haven't used ME at all, someone else might be able to shed some light on it though.
    Panasonic SD9, Panasonic NVGS-75, Canon MV600i

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    ive checked the website for drivers but there are none

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    maybe the firwire cable or your cameras DV port is faulty,

    try hooking up a different camera, or using a different cable for your camera, I had a look and the ME site says that a lot of drivers are already installed with it, so maybe that isn't your problem.

    Same problem mentioned here: link to thread in movie maker forum

    the problem was solved by replacing the firewire cable.
    Panasonic SD9, Panasonic NVGS-75, Canon MV600i

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    i just got a new cable f my mate and it work perfectly thx very much for your help

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