I am new! (apparently )
I registered because I saw you have some excellent topics and good answers to a lot of problems and I would appreciate it if you could help me out.
I have a Sony DCR-HC14E camera (miniDV) and my PC runs Windows Vista. All my programs and hardware have updated drivers.
The problem I am about to describe occurs both with Nero Vision and with Movie Maker:
I connect my camera to my PC via the Firewire and it works great. It finds the camera, installs the drivers... excellent.
I start Nero (or Movie Maker) and I can see that the PC can control the camera (i.e. it rewinds the tape). I start capturing. It captures for maybe 10 seconds and then I get a message that the connection was "lost". As I've said this happens regardless of which program I use.
It also "advises" to check the camera settings... hmmm... which settings?
Help! What do I do?
Of course while the message pops up I haven't touched the camera, battery is fully charged etc. The camera keeps rolling on with the playback even when the connection is severed.
To note this exact problem happened before when I was running Windows XP a year ago. I remember vaguely I fixed it but I will be damned if I remember how I did it. I only remember it was with Movie Maker.
ETA: I just realised that this is happening because Windows starts looking for a driver for my camera. It already has one and it works fine. So every 10 seconds, it shuts down the camera, looks for a driver and then you have to start all over. I can't understand why its looking for a driver it already has found 10 seconds ago and how to stop it!
Any help is of course *very* much appreciated.
Thank you in advance for your time.