Since I installed the 8a patch last night, I now have to at least start a capture in MS Movie Maker before Vid Cap 6 or Scenalyser will recognize and control my camera. I'm using a Canopus ADVC1394 capture card with firewire SD-DV input. Any suggestions where to look? It was working OK in 8 before the update.
I have 2 video cameras. One is a new Sony DV 8 camera and I use the Small DV cable from the camera to the DV plug on my laptop. I have no problems capturing in Pro8 with this.
I have an older Sony camera (analog) that only has video & Audio cables out. So I have it come in through my USB WinTV-HVR 950. Windoes Vist Media center works fine with the card, I can record and watch TV etc. But, Pro8 sees the WinTV card is there but when it tries to capture it thinks the card is in use by another program. (Probably Media Center) But if I open Windows Movie maker the capture works just fine with the WinTV card..
I only use the old camera to get some of my old videos off of tape and onto DVD's.
Does Scenalyser see the "Microsoft DV Camera etc"? I have the Canopus (GrassValley) 1394 card too and have no problems capturing. Does the little camera icon appear in you tool bar when you plug in the fire wire cable to your camera?
Both the Vegas Vid Cap and Scenalyser see the Canopus card as the Microsoft DV camera etc. but to get Scenalyser to capture, I have to go to Movie Maker and capture a few seconds of footage, either analog or DV. Then I switch to Scenalyser and it works fine. Same with vid cap in Vegas. But neither will work until I open Movie Maker and start a capture. This all happened after installing VPro8a.
Opampman I just upgraded to 8a myself and Sceneaylser still works from the getgo for me. I am running on XP Pro and my Canopus 1394 card has the front panel option. Your operating system see's the camera but the Vegas capture etc software does not. HMMMM Sorry I'm lost on this one.