View Full Version : JVC Camera not detected on XP3

25-10-2008, 07:00 PM
Hello again, another problem I'm currently having is that my JVC GR-DVL820EA
isn't being detected by my computer. The computer has twice by fluke been able to see the video and record it. I am connecting it through the DV port of the camera into the 1394, firewire port.
The lead is fine, and the setup works fine on another computer.
I have a feeling it might be a weird driver somewhere, or XP3, but I havn't been able to find a fix on microsoft.com.

I have tried numerous different video capturing/editing software.

Any help would be great.


Speedy Gonzales
25-10-2008, 07:13 PM
Is 1394 onboard or is it on a PCI card??

Look in device manager. Does it say its working here?

Or in network connections. You didnt alter anything under its properties did you?

Does Movie maker pick it up. As it should work with this as well

25-10-2008, 07:18 PM
I'm certain it's a PCI card, and device manager says it's fully working.
I hope I didn't alter any of its properties, I may have but I don't think I did. (Are there defaults that I could check somewhere?)
And Windows Movie Maker doesn't see it.


Speedy Gonzales
25-10-2008, 07:23 PM
Hmm I had the same prob with a PCI card here.

Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didnt.

In the end I took the card out and gave the contacts a wipe with an eraser. Then put it back in, making sure it was in properly

It looks like that fixed it. BUT now, I've got another PC with firewire onboard.

DON'T put anything in under tcp/ip under its properties. Even tho its a network card, it may not like it if you put ips in its properties

25-10-2008, 07:28 PM
Thanks, it may come to opening it up and taking a look.
Should I untick tcp/ip then? It's currently ticked and 'obtaining its own' addresses.
All three items listed are ticked.


Speedy Gonzales
25-10-2008, 07:35 PM
No leave it as is, it should be ok.

25-10-2008, 07:58 PM
Alright, umm anymore ideas?
I can't see that Microsoft has any downloadable dv drivers available

25-10-2008, 08:47 PM
I plugged the camera in once again, and quickly found it under device manager and told it to uninstall the device.
The computer restarted, I turned back on the camera, and now it's trying to reinstall itself.

26-10-2008, 08:36 AM
Didn't fix a thing :(, well, thinking about it I don't see much chance of that to fix it lol.

20-12-2008, 12:33 PM

This is really bugging me, the camera still isn't seen by the pc, Microsoft still hasn't brought out a bug fix, and their support person stopped replying quite a while ago.
I need this camera to be seen by the pc, videos to be made!

Speedy Gonzales
20-12-2008, 01:12 PM
Look in event viewer. See if there are any error relating to it

If theres nothing wrong there, you may have to buy another PCI card

20-12-2008, 03:43 PM
Doesn't seem to be anything in event viewer...

Would someone please write down what settings I should have in the tcp/ip settings etc for the 1394 connection? Thanks

Speedy Gonzales
20-12-2008, 03:50 PM
Like I said you dont put ANYTHING under the 1394 firewall connection.

Even tho it says it's a network connection. Leave it alone. Double click on the 1394 net adapter entry, and driver tab / update driver.

In device manager

See if fixes anything, select the 1st option