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Old May 28th, 2005, 12:28 AM   #1
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Need help digitizing footage in HDV format!

Hi all.

I've got the Sony HDR-FX1E HDV Camera and a very nice and extremely expensive Dual CPU 3.2Ghz Pentium Xeon system running Windows XP and it has a couple of OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 ports.

Ok, so, I've gone and shot some nice footage in HDV format with my camera; now I want to digitize it into my PC in HDV format. This is where the big 5 mile thick, 10,000 foot tall solid titanium wall gets thrown up in my face!

Windows XP will only recognize my camera if I switch the "i-Link Conv" menu option to "HDV -> DV" in which case it will only capture at DV 720x576 resolution. If I have the "i-Link Conv" option set to "Off" so that it will output as HDV, Windows Device Manager lists the camera as "Other Devices - AV/C Subunit" and it can't find any drivers for it anywhere.
I've searched the net high and low looking for the existence of any drivers for the camera to connect as HDV, but none seem to exist!
I've even tried using Sony Vegas 6.0a which clearly specifies the FX1/FX1E as a supported product! But NO! It absolutely refuses to work in anything other than DV mode!

Can anyone possibly help me solve this problem?????????
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Old May 28th, 2005, 06:33 AM   #2
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I remember someone else having the exact same problem where it would work
in DV but not in HDV mode. Which version of Windows XP are you running?
Service Pack 1? Service Pack 2?

Try to do a search here on the boards (go to advanced search and limit the
search to just the HD(V) forums), I know it was discussed earlier.

Good luck!

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Old May 28th, 2005, 09:05 AM   #3
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Take a look at this thread from over on the Sony forum.. i believe it has the info ypu will need..

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