I've just tried starting video editing on my new all-singing-and-dancing PC running Windows XP but I'm stumped immediately. I have a basic JVC digicam, a GR-DX25 which I initially connected to my PC with a USB lead (my PC has Firewire but I don't have a lead yet). The PC asked for a driver, I inserted the CD which came with the camera but the PC didn't want to know - couldn't find the driver.. I looked at the JVC site and it said (I think..) that JVC didn't provide a driver and I would have to get one somewhere else. Uhhh? The JVC site FAQ section was very unhelpful. I also read in the notes to this forum that my PC would recognise my camcorder.. Yes, GR-DX25 came up but then I got stuck.
(I managed to get a picture onto my old PC from the same camera via USB to the JVC supplied Pixela programme but I was never able to record the picture to the CDRW, I don't know why... The picture was very dark anyway.)
In my innocence, I assumed that with Windows XP, having a video editing programme built-in, that everything would be easy..
The new PC has two 120Gb hard drives, a top-flight graphics card and a DVD drive and DVD recorder so the PC is all set, but what else do I need? Any help most welcome. Due to illness I have memory problems and tend to get very confused by technical jargon and descriptions with many TLA's and FLA's, so I apologise if the answer to my question is screamingly obvious to others! (Three Letter Abrreviations, etc.)