well i obtained another camera and it works fine with the firewire card and then when i plug my camera into that camera it picks up and copies. so i know its not the camera and the other camera i borrowed works with the card, any ideas. Im shooting a video for the red cross and needed to figure this out LOL, PS, I apologize if im posting in the wrong forum.
Does the camera that doesnt function have a specific driver package or install disk that came with the unit? Sometimes the basic generic optical device drivers used by XP will not function with certian cameras. I would check their site for a driver for your camera or updated software for XP just for your camera. If not then I would look at uninstalling the firewire and camera and restart to let them reinstall. Might be an Input/output request issue between the devices.