How to transfer video from my Mini DV camera?

I have panasonic PVGS29 mini dv camera and I just bought a fire wire IEEE1394 4 pin to 4 pin... because I bought before the 4 to 6 pin and the 6 pin side doesn't go inside my laptop. I connected the new wire and nothing is happening. Originally my lapttop has webcam in it so do you think this is affecting it?... show more I have panasonic PVGS29 mini dv camera and I just bought a fire wire IEEE1394 4 pin to 4 pin... because I bought before the 4 to 6 pin and the 6 pin side doesn't go inside my laptop. I connected the new wire and nothing is happening. Originally my lapttop has webcam in it so do you think this is affecting it? Do I need my video camera software to make it work because nothing is happening? Please let me know how I can make it work and transfer videos or use to stream live video thank you.
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