I used to use a Sony TRCxx (think it was a 22 maybe higher) and captured using firewire, lovely picture all round.
However, it was stolen on our family holiday this year (along with a lot of other stuff). Just got the insurance back and bought this one.
I cannot, no matter what I try get my computer to recognise the camcorder for capture using the firewire cable. I've got the cam in the dock connected to the mains, and the firewire cables into the pc and docking bay.
I've tried it with the docking bay on and off, tried it with almost every setting on the camcorder. Half the time it wont recognise the USB cable and when it did, the quality was so poor I'm never going to do that.
Can anyone help me? What are the exact camcorder settings to enable firewire output? This is driving me absolutely mad, I've spent nearly 2 hours trying to get it working. The reason I bought a new one so soon is because I wanted to film more of my 7 month old son (first teeth almost all the way out now!).
Any help would be greatly appreciated as this is driving me barmy.
EDIT: I thought I should mention that whenever I plug the firewire into the dock "DVin" appears on the LCD viewscreen, when I remove the cable, that disapears! So I know something is happening somewhere...