Import mini DV tapes into Windows 10 Movie Maker

I am a novice!!

Trying to import video from an old Panasonic Vid camera using mini DV tapes into Windows 10 Movie Maker (MM). When I click 'import video' in MM I get a message saying, 'the video device is currently in use. Close any other programs and try again'. The thing is, the video device is not in use. I've tried turning off and back on again but I have the same result. I'm getting nowhere, can anyone help please?


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The FireWire drivers are located under the IEEE 1394 Bus host controllers. After downloading the FireWire drivers, search and launch Device Manager using Cortana.

For reference, check the screenshot below:

We recommend to follow the on-screen prompts after clicking on the Update Driver Software option.

Let us know how it goes after you've performed the driver update.

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Last updated July 8, 2020 Views 16,662 Applies to: