Please help me. I am trying to download video from a Sony Handycam DCR-TRV20E. I have linked it via a firewire cable , to my laptop and opened Windows MovieMaker. When I click on 'capture video' I get an error message saying that there is no device detected. I thought there might be a problem with the cable so I went out today and bought a new one. Still the same error message ( yes I have the camera switched on to VCR mode) I came onto this forum and read a few messages and some posters were talking about a fire wire card. On the off chance that I have a port but nothing else, I found a firewire card and put that into my laptop - still the same error message. I am tempted to give in - but I really want to download my video clips. What can I do? I feel as if I am getting nowhere.
I would appreciate any help. Thank you