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Old July 9th, 2007, 10:45 PM   #1
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Recieved my cam today! Oh Boy...

Well thanks to Scott at Texas Tapeworks I now have everything I need. The free carrying case is a big plus, I highly recommend their service also.

Anyway, here is my first fun little problem, my stinkin cpu won't recognize my cam.... here are my cpu specs: Windows XP, 2.60Ghz, 1.25 GB. I'm also using Vegas 5.0. Am I in dreamland here, thinking I can at least capture some footage? I am using a firewire connection, and it recognizes my sony cam, just not the XH. Any ideas would be great, and I am going to have to upgrade the cpu next.....

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Old July 9th, 2007, 10:58 PM   #2
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Can't pass this chance up............

Somebody else from Dunedin - yeay!

Hi Tony.....

I'm not familiar with Vegas so can't help much with that, how are you trying to connect? DV or HDV?

You may want to dive over to the Vegas forum and have a rummage around there, bound to be someone has/ had the same problem.


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Old July 9th, 2007, 11:13 PM   #3
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Chris, how about I let you visit my home in Dunedin FL. and I can visit your place in New Zealand....lol. Always wanted to visit there, have seen some amazing waves that way! As far as the vegas, I think I'm going to download the trial of Vegas 7, we'll see what happens i guess....cheers, TC
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Old July 9th, 2007, 11:25 PM   #4
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Tomorrow OK with you?

Currently - 2 degrees C, grey, damp and windy. And that's the good bits!

Always fancied trying out Florida. Oh for some sunshine that isn't liquid, still, guess you don't get too many Sea Lions and Fur seals on yer beaches, tho' the bikini clad variety would make a nice change..........


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Old July 10th, 2007, 07:34 AM   #5
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I use Vegas 7, and it recognizes my A1.
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Old July 10th, 2007, 08:06 AM   #6
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It's not your CPU

I capture HDV footage on a CPU with lower specs than yours. My 2.2 GHz, 1.0 MB, XP Pro CPU has no trouble running HDVsplit to transfer my tapes to .m2t files. It cannot capture *and* display at the same time but I can live with it until the next computer comes along.
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Old July 10th, 2007, 09:34 AM   #7
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Tony,
Make sure the A1 is plugged into the firewire and turned on to VCR play before starting your editing app.
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Old July 10th, 2007, 09:39 AM   #8
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Are you sure Vegas 5 can recognize HDV? Try recording in DV and see if it will recognize it then.
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Old July 10th, 2007, 10:11 AM   #9
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I use vegas and I'm pretty sure that that only 6d and 7 can read HDV files. If you want to capture with 5 you have to downconvert to dv nothing below 6c can capture dv and 7e does the best job with hdv. I captured with a 2.53g sony vaio in the past, so that shouldn't be the problem.

note: letters behind the numbers correspond to updated versions.

edit: hdv ability was added in 5d update of vegas. If you have 5c or lower you may not be able to capture hdv. You can go to the site and update to 5d if you haven't. However, version 7e still does it the best.

link: http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/...p1.asp?catid=2
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Old July 10th, 2007, 11:23 AM   #10
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thanks for the replies, I downloaded the trial of Vegas 7, and it works great!
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Old July 10th, 2007, 02:10 PM   #11
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Well thanks to Scott at Texas Tapeworks I now have everything I need. The free carrying case is a big plus, I highly recommend their service also.

Second that... Good Prices+Good Service..
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