Problem with connecting firewire video camera

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by lewisball, Mar 17, 2007.

  1. lewisball macrumors newbie

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    Hi all, I need some help!
    I have a PAL GR-DV1800 JVC miniDV camcorder.
    I was using it with fine with Final Cut Pro a few days ago but I plugged it in today and it doesn't work with any of my video applications; Ichat, Imovie etc..

    Things I have done inbetween when it worked and now:
    -Upgraded to Tiger from panther
    -Installed software to try and get my usb webcam working - IOXperts & macam
    (I have deleted these now)

    I'm not sure why it has stopped working - Ive tried disconnecting - powering off etc..
    I have an Ibook g4 - it recognises my camera as a firewire device but just doesn't work, which makes it a little more strange!
    ichat says that it is being used by another program and the other programs just say its not connected.

    Any solutions, recommendations - I would be very grateful!

    Thanks
    Lewis
     
  2. Mydriasis macrumors 6502

    Mydriasis

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    Is the camera in VCR mode?

    hey it has happened to me. :p
     
  3. lewisball thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeh, Ive tried it in every mode unfortunately!
     
  4. lewisball thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Problem still not fixed,
    any other suggestions guys?
    Cheers
    lewis
     
  5. vultureboy70 macrumors member

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    Hi, Please see Apple.com support pages. The article is 93804 titled "iMovie can no longer export to camera after installing Final Cut Pro HD or Final Cut Express HD". I had the same problem as you did a while ago, and following the instructions fixed the issue.
     
  6. lewisball thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I reinstalled imovie and now it works with imovie but still not with final cut pro.
     
  7. catbo1 macrumors newbie

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    did you check the audio/video settings in fcp in the menu?
     
  8. lewisball thread starter macrumors newbie

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  9. eRondeau macrumors 6502a

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    I have a similar set-up using an iBook G4 and a Canon Optura-20 (NTSC). In my experience, making it work is something of a black art. First, be sure you're connecting the camera directly to the FW port on your iBook, not through any daisy-chain. As somebody else said, try all different modes on the camera, and on iMovie (or FC or whatever). If nothing works, plug-in a FW Hard Drive or DVD Burner to confirm that they are working properly. Good luck!
     
  10. lewisball thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, but ive tried other fw devices any they work fine - I can get video from my cam in ivideo but fcp still recognizes nothing - is there a chance i have some missing files or something somewhere?
     

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