I have transfered videos a number of times using the Firewire port on my Sony TRV 355E without any problems.
Today I tried to do this and the DV IN flashes on the LCD and then disappears. The camcorder is not seen by Windows XP Pro. I have tried this on four computers and using both 6:4 and 4:4 cables. The results are the same. The device manager reports that all is well with the 1394 connection.
The USB transfer works perfectly. Of course the camcorder cannot be controlled from the computer using USB.
Anyone have any idea how to "fix" this.