Question / Help DV (Firewire) Camera Working in VLC but not OBS (Classic)


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So I have a Canon XH-A1 to which I want to use to live stream. I have a PC with a firewire 1394 card. I plug in the camera and I can get it working with directshow (dshow://) just fine in VLC, but when I try and use it in OBS Classic I get a red screen. I understand firewire cameras only work in OBS Classic and am completely fine with that if I can get it to work. I have screwed around with resolutions and I still get the red screen when I preview the stream with the Canon as a video source. X-Split gives me an error for it as well and SparkoCam (software I have seen recommended on another forum post) just gives me a black screen when the Canon is selected as a source. I have tried everything and am super lost at what to do. I have even tried streaming from VLC to OBS for like a UDP stream as my last resort and I can't figure that out either. Please help, I have spent so much time trying to figure this out and am beside myself trying to get this to work.