Thanks to Lancecarr I have been able to transfer dv to my pc using VideoStudio. I have a few questions before I start editing.
1) There is an option to slect DV type 1 or DV type 2. I have no idea which I should select. I did experiment and I seem to get the same result but I prefer to ask and understand what those are.
2) Using VideoStudio 12 to capture video under Vista Business, a lot of clips show as 0kb in explorer. Yet they are not empty and indeed do play. What's the deal with that?
3) Playback in Windows Media player looks fine, but I get problems with VLC (VideoLan) which tells me some files are broken and need to be repaired (presumably the files that show 0KB size in explorer). I also get a terrible background noise on some clips. Neither happens in Windows Media Player so it is not very important but again, I want to understand whether the VLC is alerting me to some issues with my captured clips.
Thank you for your advice.