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FireWire Troubleshooting

FireWire Troubleshooting

How Do 1394 Devices Communicate?
Essentially, the IEEE - 1394 FireWire bus uses a memory mapped communication protocol. 1394 transactions can be considered to be a read or write of data to ...
Tue, 21 May, 2019 at 2:02 PM
Is there a specific FireWire port I should connect to?
You may use any available 6-pin 1394A FireWire port on the computer, and any FireWire port on the camera.  The operating system will detect the connection a...
Tue, 21 May, 2019 at 2:11 PM
Troubleshooting for PL-A and PL-B series cameras
This article contains tips for handling the most common troubleshooting issues that may occur with PL-A and PL-B FireWire cameras. Note: All PL-A series...
Mon, 14 Dec, 2020 at 11:05 AM
Cannot start FireWire device
For Firewire Cameras: Some camera manufacturers FireWire drivers replace Microsoft's implementation of the firewire stack. Replacing the Microsoft ...
Tue, 20 Oct, 2020 at 2:26 PM
Windows 7 1394 Legacy Driver
Problem If you see a BSOD, or other FireWire issues, when trying to use a FireWire camera, try loading the Windows 7 Legacy Driver. This legacy driver is a...
Fri, 3 Apr, 2020 at 9:49 AM
1394 Cameras Not Recognized in Pixelink Capture Version 10.6
Some FireWire cameras may experience an issue with the default driver installed with Version 10.6 of Pixelink Capture, whereby Pixelink Capture (and Pixelin...
Tue, 21 May, 2019 at 2:07 PM
PL-A740's series cameras Frame Rate Issue
Problem With the PL-A740 camera series when you save an AVI or Image capture with a given frame rate in Capture OEM, You obtain only half of the frame r...
Tue, 21 May, 2019 at 2:11 PM
Performance of 1394 devices may decrease after installing Windows XP SP2 or SP3
Problem Performance of 1394 devices may decrease after installing Windows XP SP2, XP SP3 or Vista. Solution The problem occurs if you connect a ...
Tue, 21 May, 2019 at 2:05 PM
1394B Issues (NotEnoughResources) in Windows XP
Problem When attempting to stream video using Capture OEM, the following error is generated:     PxLSetStreamState returned Api:NotEnoughResources E...
Tue, 21 May, 2019 at 2:00 PM