I have recently upgraded to a Sony HDD Handycam. My 'old' camcorder was an early Panasonic miniDV tape. I have loads of footage in that format, some from the camera and some cine transfer via VHS. I had to enable the 'Video IN' facility using a Widget (as this was at the time when EEC rules ensured that DV Camcorders could not be used as a recording device). At the time I tested the process out and re-captured some of the tape on to my hard drive. I have finally got round to editing the lot. This is where I have come unstuck. I have Ulead Video Studio 11 and Adobe Premiere 6. and both give identical Fail Flags - 'Either Drivers are not installed or no Device is connected'. Yes the camera is selected to VCR, yes the IEEE1394 cable is firmly connected. Also I didn't think drivers were necessary for putting DV on to the hard drive.
Would appreciate any advice.