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Matrox Driver Installation Instructions don't seem to work! Am I missing something?

Discussion in 'Matrox' started by ~~~AllisonWonderland~~~, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. James C. Allison:
    I have the following system:

    IW-Q500N-ATX FullTower
    Tyan Trinity i845-S2090 ATX Mainboard w/Intel i845 Chipset
    Single Pentium IV 1.8GHz Processor
    1.5 Gb SDRAM (3 512 Mb DIMMs)
    Matrox G450 Millennium Dual-Head Graphics Card
    Matrox RT2500 Video Capture Card
    Creative Technoloby Ltd., Audigy MP3+ Sound Card
    M-Audio Delta 1010LT Sound Card
    18 Gb Seagate Cheetah SCSI 10K RPM Hard Drive (System Drive)
    36 Gb Seagate Cheetah SCSI 10K RPM Hard Drive (A/V Editing)
    120 Gb Western Digital IDE 7.2K RPM Hard Drive (Capture Storage)
    120 Gb Western Digital IDE 7.2K RPM Hard Drive (Master Edit Storage)
    Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
    OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
    Dual Adaptec 2940 SCSI Cards
    Two 19" IDP Monitors
    Sony DVD-CD Burner
    1.44 Mb Diskette Drive
    Digital KB 5923REV-B01 106-key KeyBoard
    Genius EasyMouse+ PS2
    Supra Express 56K External Modem
    Panasonic AG-DVC10P Proline 3 CCD CamCorder w/IEEE1394
    JVC DR-MH30S/ DVD & HDD Video Recorder (160 GB HDD)
    PK Electronics 500VA Blackout Buster UPS
    Windows 2000 Professional w/ Service Pack 2
    Adobe Premiere 6.0
    Realtime Effects
    Matrox Video for Windows AVI Files
    Matrox Media Tools
    Inscriber Title Express
    Sonic Foundry ACID Music Professional 5.0
    Sonic Solutions DVDit! LE
    All attendant cables, wires, boxes, and remotes.

    And here is a problem that I am having. I can "capture" from a MiniDV
    CassetteDeck using Adobe Premiere 6.0, and have access to all the AP6.0

    BUT I also have the Matrox Video Tools software, which came bundled with the
    Matrox RT2500, and it has a LOT more stuff available.

    BUT the Matrox stuff won't work because: Win2K keeps classifying my MiniDV
    Cassette Deck as an "Imaging Device" in the "Device Manager", and Matrox
    requires that the MiniDV Cassette Deck be classified as "Sound, video and
    game controllers".

    And so solve this problem, the Matrox RT2500 User's Guide says to do the

    Problem: DV Device shows up as "Imaging device". Windows "Device Manager"
    may recognize your DV device as an "Imaging device".

    Solution: You'll have to remove your DV device as an "Imaging device" and
    re-install the drivers.

    To re-install the device driver in Windows 2000:
    1. Turn on your DV-1394 device.
    2. Right-click on "My Computer".
    3. Select "Manage".
    4. Select "Device Manager".
    5. Click the plus sign beside "Imaging devices".
    6. Right-click "Microsoft DV Camera and VCR".
    7. A message will appear about uninstalling the device, click "OK".
    8. Choose "Action" > "Scan for hardware changes".
    9. The "Found New Hardware Wizard" starts. Click "Next".
    10. Select "Search for a suitable driver for my device (recommended)", click
    11. Under "Optional search locations" make sure nothing is selected and
    click "Next".
    12. Windows will automatically find the "c:winnt\inf\dvcam.inf" driver file.
    Click "Next".
    13. Click "Yes" to continue.
    14. The "Found New Hardware Wizard" dialog box will appear. You how have the
    proper driver installed. Click "Finish" to exit.
    15. Your DV device should now be listed under "Sound, video and game
    controllers" in your "Device manager".

    Seems simple enough, right? Wrong... Everything up to Number 8 works as
    shown. From Number 9 on there is not any of the choices shown. The Wizard
    goes ahead and installs the MiniDV Cassette Deck back into "Imaging devices"
    in "Device Manager" just like it was before!

    Am I missing something?

    Any ideas? Any input would be genuinely appreciated.

    Hope that this finds you all doing well.

    ~~~AllisonWonderland~~~, Jan 18, 2006
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  2. ~~~AllisonWonderland~~~

    Mario Guest

    the problem is discussed in the Matrox RT2500 forum (look there for it).
    Basically, you have to delete the occurrences of Microsoft DV driver
    (something like MSdv.inf and MSdv.sys) from system32 filder and Inf folder.
    After that, just run the steps from 1 to 15 again. Fact is that RT2500
    works only with Texas DV driver (obosolete), not with Microsoft drivers.

    Good Luck
    Mario, Jan 29, 2006
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