: 6412 Firewire capture

2010-02-27, 11:18 PM
I just got a new computer (windows 7 64bit) and was excited to be able to capture video off of firewire. Downloaded all the drivers and stuff before I got it. Now it seams none of the dirves work on win7. This is driving me crazy any body have luck with win7 or maybe vista 64bit would work. I was hoping on using vegas 9 but will get other software if need.

Tried to search with no luck so point me in the right direction.

BTW have connected with firewire and it shows up on device manager just can't get drivers.

2010-02-28, 12:40 AM
http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/images/icons/icon3.gif Use XP.

2010-02-28, 04:13 AM
My old computer was xp pro but did not have firewire and was too slow. I guess I will have to see if a work around or new driver comes out. I might upgrade my win7 to the version that supports xp emulation.

Is it possible to install xp on a computer with win 7 already on it?

2010-02-28, 05:03 AM
Is it possible to install xp on a computer with win 7 already on it?Certainly, as a clean install.

2010-02-28, 09:46 AM

If you still have the XP box around you may just want to add a firewire card to it.

I had success capturing from my 6412 using a ThinkPad T23 through a generic Firewire/USB combo PC Card. Not enough horsepower to play or edit, but worked fine for capturing.

2010-02-28, 11:18 AM
There are NO 64 bit drivers. A guy on another forum was building some, but it's stalled. W7 32bit works, not 64bit. (you can run compatibility for XP on W7 anyway)

2010-02-28, 01:38 PM
(you can run compatibility for XP on W7 anyway)

Not sure what you mean by this? How would I do this to instal the drivers?

Would really appreciate any help as this was one of the things I was most excited about getting the new computer.

2010-02-28, 01:43 PM
envirogeek, my old computer is a p4 2.4g with 1gig ram. Do you think that will be alright? What program did you use for the capture? I am looking to capture old sports in hd (grey cups) that have been sitting ont he pvr for years.

2010-02-28, 05:01 PM
Disk space is the most important thing, your P4 will be fine. I was capturing under Windows XP with a 1.1GHz PIII, 1GB RAM.

Here's a couple of links that should put you in the right direction.

vfxweb.com here in town has a firewire card advertised for 7 bucks

CapDVHS will capture the stream for you from the box, giving you a big raw file you have to process.

MPEG Streamclip will tell you pretty quickly when you try to load the file whether you got a clean capture or not.

Handbrake and VideoRedo are a couple of apps to look at for processing the capture file.

Hope this helps.