Okay, so I have *tried* for hours to get this video camera to download its videos from tape to my old work PC laptop, and nothing, but nothing worked, until yesterday. I was determined to get this thing to work. And I want to share what I had to do in case anyone else runs into this problem on their PC.
I had to buy a firewire cable. That didn’t come with the camera. Go figure, right? Amazon.com had the cheapest one.
I had to download a new Codec. Yeah, what the heck, right?
I had to download ffdshow:
And I had to download HDVSplit:
I put all of this software on my PC laptop, opened HDVSplit, and viola, now I can see my camera and download my video. Most of this information I obtained from a board on overclock.net.