Okay - I give up! Having resigned myself to doing it the long way round, I spent 8 hours yesterday trying to capture the film from the JVC vcr onto my Sony TRV33 so that I could edit it, hour by hour, then burn to dvd. Absolutely nothing happened.
My TRV33 will accept edited material via firewire direct from my pc without any problem.
So, following the instructions in the Sony manual, I first tried connecting the camera to the vcr using the cable supplied with the camera. Nothing. I then connected the camera to the tv, this time using the s video cable as well, nothing. I then tried using the camera as a pass through, again using the settings given in the manual (for recording from analogue vcr), but all it did was record onto the Sony laptop the material that was already on the used mini dv, ignoring the material that was being played on the vcr!
One of my previous cameras was a jvc and it performed this operation perfectly well, but I suppose this was because all hardware was from the same manufacturer?
Has anyone experienced anything like this, or am I missing something? I'm now relying on someone out there to help me through this one - again!
Thank you in anticipation.