This problem is driving me nuts.
I have a Sony TRV17 miniDV cam coonected to my pc via firewire. I am using Windows movie maker to capture. I do the following steps:
select capture from video device
slecting the cam and hitting next
sepcify file name and folder
selecting best quality for playback on my computer
selecting capture entire tape automatically and show preview during capture
It shows that its rewinding the tape and it rewinds it and then when it starts capturing an error comes up as "An unknown error has occured". This happens all the time no matter what i do.
Now the confusing thing is I did capture a 20 minute video with windows movie maker about a month ago with the same settings. I tried to capture the same video (from the same tape) again but it gave the above error.
It recognizes the camera and rewinds the tape, but just does not capture!
one thing the recording was done using LP mode, but i think it should not effect capturing.