I have had trouble in the past uploading HDV footage onto my HP Pavillion DV9700 in which to edit with.
I can upload footage that has been recorded on DV format using an i-link (4-pin firewire) connection but whenever I try with HDV format my computer just doesn't respond to it as if there's no connection at all to the camera.

Is it video card issues? The specs of the graphics card are:

GeForce 8400M GS
Intergrated RAMDAC
Total available graphics memory 1023MB
Dedicated video memory 256MB.

If anyone can help let me know thanks.