After reading the many entries in this informative forum about sony camera firewire fails I am convinced my camera also has developed the problem.
I cannot get it to go in at least two different PC's.
It seems this problem is common with all sony digital cameras, however there is not much else on the market to equal the performance of sony.
USB still works however there are problems there that I have not yet worked out.
If I use the sony programme imagemixer 1.5 I get a message saying it has run out of HDD space. Thats after I set the drive that has 50gig spare to the max of 5000MB . I use mpg as a save system with max resolution and want to copy about an hour to my PC.
Since the fail I have also tried to use my studio 9.4 programme and it all works on USB except no audio, and I have tried a few different settings with a nil result.
I record in PAL on the camera and have used it many times, great camera until this fail.
Has anyone ever managed to get a price on fixing it?
Also any suggestions on how to record with either imagemixer or studio 9 using USB will be very much appreciated.
Incidently I have tried installing another firewire card in both the computer systems wth similar results.
Main XP PRO computer system is an INTEL board DP965LT with on board firewire running a couple of 250gig HDD's 2gig memory with a duo INTEL CPU etc.
Looking forward to hearing from anyone who can assist.