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Old January 30th, 2009, 01:25 PM   #1
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Need help fast!!!!

Hey fellas,

I need a bit of help. I'm in Japan doing some work and I have the FX7 with me. I also have a Gateway HD laptop. I can not seem to get playback on it though.

I do not need to do any edits on it just want to watch the daily's. I have used the USB connection as well as the HDMI connection and nothing.

Abviously this is operator error I just need to know what I am missing.

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Gateway P-173X FX
Intel Core Duo CPU T7500 @ 2.20Ghz 2.20Ghz
4Gb of Ram
64-bit OS Vista

Windows Media Player (I think I have the latest but not sure)

I have read the manual but it's not great in this area. I don't think I can use the HDMI cable on this either not sure. I have an HD TV at home I pluged in the HDMI on that before I left and I could playback on that no problem.

Any help is greatly appreciated thanks for your time.

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Old January 30th, 2009, 01:28 PM   #2
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You capture via firewire. You'd need a special HDMI capture card to capture that way.

HDMI is for playback to a TV, not capture to a PC.
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Old January 30th, 2009, 01:30 PM   #3
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You capture via firewire. You'd need a special HDMI capture card to capture that way.

HDMI is for playback to a TV, not capture to a PC.
Thanks for the reply Adam,

So If I get a fire wire it will work?
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Old January 30th, 2009, 01:33 PM   #4
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Depending on your software, it should. Some editing SW does capture only and some does live viewing via FW.

I suppose it's possible that if you have some sort of Media Center PC you could view live over HDMI, but I'm not an expert on that.
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Old January 30th, 2009, 01:36 PM   #5
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OK dumb question is the i-link a fire wire cable?
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Old January 30th, 2009, 01:53 PM   #6
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Yes. That's Sony's name for it. Apple calls it Firewire. The official name is IEEE 1394. All the same thing.
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Old February 1st, 2009, 05:58 AM   #7
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As a note, the HDMI on your laptop is an HDMI output, as is the one on the FX7...

So you were plugging two outputs together , instead of an input and an output. :)
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Old February 4th, 2009, 10:56 AM   #8
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why du you use a laptop? Dont you have HDV-tape in?

watch your "daily's" from the tape in the camera, using the HDMI out to the HD-TV
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