In July, I captured video from my Canon MV20 digital camera via 1394 FireWire connection. I used both Windows Movie Maker and Pinnacle Studio7 creating both .wmv and .avi files and all worked OK.
I am now unable to repeat the exercise. If I try to create .wmv (highest quality) I only get a still, but very jumbled image (I'm not sure whether the correct term is 'pixelated'!) in the preview box and the video capture does not start. Trying a .avi file, the video capture does start, and the preview box shows movement but the image is again very distorted.
Not sure whether it is relevant or not but I have successfully captured video using webcam via USB port using Windows Movie Maker wizard so sifware seems OK. Also, I can control the camera from the PC so cable and connections would seem OK!!