Frustrating problem with Camcorders
We have 5 or 6 Canon camcorders in our Media Studies Department (a mix of MD205 and MV890) which are used to record footage, which is then transferred via FireWire to six Apple Macs (4 G3 iMacs and 2 Intel Core 2 iMacs). These have been working perfectly, until recently.
Suddenly, none of the cameras will connect with any of the computers. iMovie simply displays a 'No Camera Connected' error. The cameras also do not work on a Windows PC with a known good FireWire port and cable.
It seems infeasibly that 5 cameras of different ages could suddenly fail with the same problem, but I am now stuck with the troubleshooting. I'm hoping that someone may be able to offer some assistance with steps to try, either on Windows or Mac OS X or both.