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Firewire 1394 HD capture on Win 7

This is due to the new 1394 drivers to try and resolve the issue try the following.

Open your Device Manager (Right Click on your Computer listing in the Start Button

and choose manage. When the computer Management window loads, select “Device Manager” from the left hand side of the window)

1. Right click on the firewire host controller (IEEE 1394 Bus host controller) entry in the device manager and choose” Update Driver Software”…

2. Choose, Browse my computer for driver software (or Install from a list or specific location (Advanced))

3. Choose, Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer (or Don’t search I will choose the driver to install)

4. Select 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller (Legacy) and then Next

Once the OS has confirmed loading the driver, open Vegas and attempt to capture again or if required re-boot.

It has been noticed that when Microsoft has issued certain updates, it can cause Windows 7 to switch back to use the original 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller driver.
If you notice the Firewire device is transferring slowly again just repeat the above steps  and reinstall the Legacy driver.

If above fails it may be the FireWire card

This is a common problem.  The Firewire port will work with an external driver,
but it won’t let you import video from your video camera.
Most people report this problem with Dell computer, but it does happen with other brands, even brand new computers.
This problem is usually with the Firewire port that is built into the motherboard.

The fix is simple:
1.  Install a Firewire card into one of the open slots in the computer
2.  Using the instructions above, set the drive to Legacy.
3.  Reboot the computer.
4.  Then connect the Firewire cable from the video camera, into the new Firewire port that you just added.


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