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Hi,


has anybody sucessfully connected the HS-2 firewire port to a PC?

I read in rec.video.dvd.tech that HS-2 is recognised but Windows XP

asks for a specific driver.


I will definitely buy a HS-2 if the connection between PC and HS-2

works.


So my question is: Has any HS-2 owner already experimented with

this issue?


One approach to solve this problem could be to modify the file C:\\Windows\\Inf\\msdv.inf


This file defines which driver is installed when a new firewire

device is detected.


Maybe the HS-2 behaves like a normal camcorder or a DVHS device.

In this case you should tell windows to install and use the normal panasonic camcorder driver


Here are some links that are helpful:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en...asp?frame=true


and

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en...asp?frame=true



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I tried with DMR-T3040 and Win ME and no luck, Need to modify info file with the name of device for the driver to work. I didn’t tri to set it for none standard DV device in 1394 controller. Maybe Panasonic has a driver and will release it some time soon.

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Here is another idea:


What happens if the PC identifies itself as a camcorder

when talking to the HS-2? In this case direct transfer of

a DV stream from the PC to the HS-2 should be possible

because the HS-2 thinks that it is talking to a camcorder.


The question is how to change this identification that is

sent when both devices connect. Just changing a string

in the registry?


Is there a tool that let a PC become a general purpose

camcorder device with firewire dv-in and dv-out interface?


best,


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As soon as you plug 1394 to HS2/T3040 it shows its identity on display. As soon as you connect it to PC, computer is looking for its driver. I think we could make some info file for it with model name for it. You need model name for handshake.

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Has anybody tried a Panasonic camcorder driver? Perhaps something that comes with a Panny cam in the bundled software or from the 'widget' site in Europe - they may be able to help as they are messing around with Panasonic drivers/firmware all the time
 

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Originally posted by gne

Here is another idea:


What happens if the PC identifies itself as a camcorder

when talking to the HS-2? In this case direct transfer of

a DV stream from the PC to the HS-2 should be possible

because the HS-2 thinks that it is talking to a camcorder.


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You know - you could be on to something here. The cam details are embedded into the jpg info that it shoots - you can see it under 'properties' of the jpg using some photo editing programs - perhaps that would help decipher where this data comes from - copy that to an 'inf' file or an existing Panasonic driver...
 
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