Currently Being ModeratedMay 31, 2012 2:51 PM (in response to jovan_dj)
Open the Audio MIDI Setup (Utilities folder) and set the default audio output to 44100hZ. Then make sure that the audio output of the camera is set to 16 bits and not 12 bits. Try the camera again.
If no luck try these:
iMovie: Cannot See or Control Camera
A Sony fix is suggested here:
Cameras supported by iMovie 9:
Currently Being ModeratedMay 31, 2012 4:06 PM (in response to Klaus1)
I tried the 1st step (Audio settings in MIDI setup and on camera) but that didn't help.
I read the info in the first link and tried pretty much all the suggestions with no luck.
The article in the second link is missing (error 404)
I checked the Sony fix link as well. My camera doesnt have the settings they describe.
I have iMovie 8, so I didnt look through the whole list in the last link you sent.
Again I have to reiterate that I managed to capture video before on the same machine, using the same equipment, without any problems. Could the fact that I have XP installed as well have anything to do with it? Or is it simply a matter of changing the firewire cable (although I think my cable is in ok shape)?
Thanks for the info so far anyway.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 31, 2012 4:24 PM (in response to jovan_dj)
Checking the cable would be a first step, but will any other firewire device connect?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2012 9:17 AM (in response to Klaus1)
Unfortunately I don't have any other firewire device to try. I will try either that or getting a new cable to test.
Thanks, and I'll post what happens.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2013 6:44 PM (in response to jovan_dj)
Did you ever have any luck with this issue? I'm having the same problem, brand new Rocketfish Firewire 800 9-pin to 4-pin cable so doubt it's a cable issue. Trying to transfer from Sony DCR-TRV11 to Macbook Pro - only finds the built in camera, nothing else, and same Firewire message coming up.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 28, 2013 11:19 AM (in response to gafry)
Wow, I'm in the exact same boat, gafry. Same camera, same new Rocketfish cable, Macbook Pro. Nothing listed in my Firewire devices (in system profiler), and only the built-in iSight shows up in iMovie.
Did you or anyone else here figure this out?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 3, 2013 7:59 PM (in response to Kurt P.)
Same thing, I've been trying to figure this out for 2 days now, it's getting rediculous. Nobody knows the answer.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 29, 2013 3:16 PM (in response to jovan_dj)
Same issue here. I did read a post in one of the communities where this guy was able to transport video from his Canon Elura 100(which is what I have) to his MBP 10.6.8. I replied just now asking him how he got it to work in the first place. I hope he responds. The reason why he was having trouble is because he plugged the firewire into the wrong port. I wish this issue was that easy. Anyway, I am sure my firewire ports work because it detects my WD HDD perfectly. It's when I plug in the Elura 100 that it knocks everyone off. It's got to be a driver issue cause I have read others being able to transport video using previous mac OS versions. But when they get past a certain version of 10.5.? that's when it goes bonkers. I never had an issue using MS XP Pro SP3. I probably won't if I use Win7 Pro either but I don't have a PC anymore. I have sent Canon this issue via email telling them it is a Driver issue because in their instructions on using the device it states that the driver is downloaded automatically once plugged into the computer. I don't think that happens. If it does then it is the wrong driver.