- October 11, 2005 at 2:17 pm
HI, I’m having communications failures with a sony DSR30, my my 380L camera works fine and it picks up a sony video device (with large DV plug)
the dsr30 has a small dv plug and I’m using a pinnecle DV card.
when i plug the dsr 30 in windows starts searching for tv tuners and heavens knows what, put it never comes up as a sony vcr/camera,
picture looks fine but could there still be a problem with the machine that it’s delivering video to a monitor and some head problem that would make the DVout not acceptable.
i have nad a dirty head issue with this machine after running a roll of miniDV which i try not to use if i can help it.
I’m all ears on this oune!
- October 11, 2005 at 3:48 pm
Two things to look at:
1> Your Pinnacle card may be an unreliable way to get your DV in/out. Try a separate OHCI compliant firewire card.
1> There are known issues with the Sony DSR-30 / DHR-1000 and XP Service Pack 2, which messes with the firewire throughput. You may have to use Service Pack 1 instead.
- October 11, 2005 at 4:56 pm
Thanks for the advice Gary, any clue on how to get my computer back to SP1 – sounds lke a nightmare!!!
- October 11, 2005 at 5:35 pm
I’d advise that you first try another firewire card.
- October 11, 2005 at 8:42 pm
Please before rolling back your Windows service pack try Vegas 6.0c. We have some fixes in this update specifically for some older Sony decks like the DSR-30.
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