I recently bought a supposedly new Sony Dcr - HC19 camcorder on Ebay. The problem I have is that when I connect it to the firewire port on my laptop, nothing happens - the PC doesn't detect a new device. My laptop doesn't actually have a built in firewire port, so I had to buy a PCMCIA card (the card gets recognized fine). When I connect the camera using USB everything works fine - the pc detects it and I can capture, but no luck with firewire. Today I took my friend's old Sony PC series cam and tried to connect it to my laptop (via firewire) - everything worked fine (the camera got detected and I was able to capture). This leads me to believe that there's something wrong with my camera (I hope not :( ). Can there be anything that I'm missing?
I was thinking maybe it's that HC19 has only DV out, and not DV in/out, like hc22 for example, but I doubt that it is the problem here...
Anyway - any help would be appreciated, thanks!