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But they did work with an older flat bed scanner. What about a Firewire to Thunderbolt adapter? It will only show up as a Thunderbolt port in Device Manager and not as a Firewire port. As I stated above, the Firewire driver looks for a Firewire chipset on either the motherboard or on an expansion card that is plugged into one of the slots on the motherboard.
I have talked to about 14 different people on various forums about capturing MiniDV footage this way and only 2 people said they were able to get this to work, everyone else were unsuccessful.
I recently tried using these adapters myself and I could not get it work. So I don't recommend wasting your money and time on Thunderbolt adapters as a way to capture video from a MiniDV camcorder or MiniDV editing deck, they don't work for that. Most video capture software or audio processing software or scanner software need to work directly with the IEEE Firewire driver and the Firewire driver will never see a Firewire port chipset since it is not built-in to the motherboard or installed in an expansion slot.
With all of that said, I have seen people who have used the above adapters to connect an external Firewire hard drive to a computer via the Thunderbolt port, with success. These adapters do NOT work for video and audio transfers. FireWire transfers data as a steady stream, while a USB connection transfers data as packets and thus they are not compatible. While there are Firewire to USB hubs not adapters as shown below , these are more expensive than a FireWire card for your computer and some users have complained that the hubs are problematic.
Users have reported that they have electrically damaged the Firewire port on their camera or electrically damaged the USB port on their computer when attempting to use a Firewire to USB adapter. Firewire Ports that are built-in to the Motherboard. You will need to make sure this is set to Enable or ON.
Some software only allow you to work with footage that comes from an SD card or from the Hard Drive. We use Vegas Pro and Vegas Movie Studio and both of those software packages support capturing video through the Firewire port. Make sure what ever video capture program you are using, that you turn off the Device Control in the video capture program. If it is not turned off, you may run into problems trying to capture the video footage.
Depending the the software you may also need a special driver for the audio software, in addition to the Firewire Driver. Farther down in the article, under Step 13, I show you have to check to see if the Device Manage will see the connected audio device. If you have an older scanner that uses a Firewire port, such as a Nikon scanner, you may find it will not work with Windows 10, even if you have a built-in Firewire port or a Firewire expansion card.
The problem here is the scanner driver or software will not work under Windows Download the demo version of the software and try it out. This have solved problems for people using Canon, Nikon and a host of other scanners that are connected through the Firewire port. Don't worry if the scanner doesn't show up in the Device Manager, as long as the device manager sees the Firewire card, the above scanner software should find it. NOTE: I have heard from a lot of people having problems when trying to use a Firewire card with a TI chipset with their scanner, even the the scanning software.
As soon as they switched to a Firewire card with the VIA chipset, like the ones I have shown you above, they had no more problems. Mouse Clicks In this article, when we say to Click or Left Click , you will use the Left mouse button, as shown below. When we say Right Click , you want to click the Right mouse button, as shown below. You will simply use the Firewire Driver that comes with Windows Install your Firewire card, power your computer back on and go down to Step 6 below.
In fact, you might want to read through them first, the go back and follow each step. I have provided screen shots for each step. However, Microsoft left out the Legacy Firewire driver version.
Please follow these steps below exactly as they are written. Start with Step 1 , which is below. If you are running Windows 8, the steps are exactly the same for Windows Then once you have downloaded the installer, follow the instructions below. Find where you downloaded the file to.
NOTE: It will only take a second or two to install and it may not show you any messages when it is done installing. This will install the Firewire Legacy Drivers. NOTE: It will only take a second or two to install and then it returns you to the folder with no message that it has installed. But, don't worry it has installed. If you don't see the file extensions above, such as. Just click on the View tab and check the box that says File name extensions, as shown below. Look for the line that says IEEE host controller.
Save the BIOS settings and reboot the computer. You will need to purchase a Firewire Expansion Card that plugs into one of the slots on the motherboard. Make sure you power off the computer before moving the Firewire card to another expansion slot. Now see if it shows up in the Device Manager. If it still does not show up, make sure the Firewire has the VIA chipset.
Sometimes Firewire cards that have the TI chipset will not be seen in the Device Manger and you will not be able to use it. Try purchasing another Firewire card with the VIA chipset and see if it works. Below is a sample of what the Device Manager will show.
Step 8 Then select Browse my computer for driver software. As shown below. Step 9 Select Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer as shown below. Then click on Next. Step 10 A list of drivers will be shown. Step 11 Now you should see the screen below, saying Windows has successfully updated your drivers. Step 13 Connecting different Firewire device to your computer and verifying the connection with Device Manager.
I have three different examples below, depending on the type of device your are connecting to the Firewire port. Also a flat bed scanner, slide or photo scanner Connect the Camcorder, MiniDV deck or scanner to the Firewire port using a Firewire cable.
Once you are connected, power on the device. Go back into the Device Manager. If you have connected a camcorder, a editing deck or a scanner with a Firewire port, then look for Imaging devices as shown below. Click on the arrow next to it and it will show you what is connected. Check the following things: 1 Look under other devices that are listed to see if the device, such as a scanner, shows up.
Make sure your Firewire cable is plugged in all the way at both ends. Try a different Firewire port. Try a different Firewire cable. Make sure the Firewire card has the VIA chipset, especially if you are connecting a scanner to the Firewire port. IEEE port 6. Make sure the device you are connecting to the Firewire cable is powered on.
If you are attaching a scanner to the Firewire port, you most likely need the software from this website: VueScan Scanner Software. Connect the Hard Drive to the Firewire port using a Firewire cable. Once, your connected, the power on the device.
Click on the arrow next to Disk Drives. This will show you all of the disk drives connection to the computer, including the external Firewire Hard Drive as shown below. Look under other devices that are listed.
Once you have the details you can search the Firewire Manufacturers website for your drivers and, if available, download and install these drivers.
If you are unsure of whether or not you need to update your Drivers, or indeed which Drivers may need to be updated, you can run a Drivers scan using a driver update tool you will need to pay to register this tool but usually the Drivers scan is free. This will allow you to assess your Driver needs without any commitment.
Alternatively, you can use the device manager to check if there are problems with any of your hardware devices. In many cases the answer to this is yes, however in some cases the manufacturers no longer make the Drivers available so you need to use a Driver Update Tool to install the missing Drivers. The purpose of such as tool is to save you time and effort by automatically downloading and updating the Drivers for you. A Driver Update Program will instantly resolve your drivers problems by scanning your PC for outdated, missing or corrupt drivers, which it then automatically updates to the most compatible version.
Apart from updating your Drivers, installing a Driver Update Tool gives:.
To fix your Drivers problems you will need to know the particular model of the Firewire device you are having problems with. Once you have the details you can search the Firewire Manufacturers website for your drivers and, if available, download and install these drivers. If you are unsure of whether or not you need to update your Drivers, or indeed which Drivers may need to be updated, you can run a Drivers scan using a driver update tool you will need to pay to register this tool but usually the Drivers scan is free.
This will allow you to assess your Driver needs without any commitment. Alternatively, you can use the device manager to check if there are problems with any of your hardware devices. In many cases the answer to this is yes, however in some cases the manufacturers no longer make the Drivers available so you need to use a Driver Update Tool to install the missing Drivers.
The purpose of such as tool is to save you time and effort by automatically downloading and updating the Drivers for you. A Driver Update Program will instantly resolve your drivers problems by scanning your PC for outdated, missing or corrupt drivers, which it then automatically updates to the most compatible version. Choose where you want to search below Search Search the Community. Search the community and support articles Windows Windows 10 Search Community member. Trying to find Windows 10 Firewire drivers.
I can't understand why this isn't just a simple request. Instead of being directed to old threads that are defunct, why not, when I ask for Windows 10 Firewire drivers, either tell me that they are not available or give me an active link to drivers. I give up This thread is locked. You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread.
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SpiritX Volunteer Moderator. Use Compatibility Mode : Download the latest available drivers from the maker's website. Right Click the setup. Check Run in Compatibility mode - select the OS same as your driver. In reply to DaveM's post on March 28, Thanks, Bob.
Remember, the hardware manufacturers write the drivers, not Microsoft. In reply to RobertBallou1's post on April 8, I was lucky I hope You will find the working solution too! This site in other languages x.
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