I recently bought a new pc with windows 7 already installed.
Tried connecting my Sony DCR-HC35 to it but windows 7 cannot locate the camcorder. The software that came with the camcorder advises to use PMB software which downloaded off sony website but still does not pickup the camcorder.
I Installed a pci express card in my new pc to try the firewire option using a sony ilink cable (4pin to 6pin) and still cannot pickup the camcorder.
Any suggestions from anyone would really be appreciated.
Many thanks for the response. I have already tried that and it is still not detecting the camera. I am beginning to think it is the Firewire card. But according to Device manager, windows 7 is finding the card and applying the drivers.
If Device Manager in Windows 7 shows no problems for your Firewire card, there is no reason why the software shouldn't pick up your camera. Are you using the latest version of Windows Live Movie Maker as shown in the link above?
Thanks for letting me know how it's going. To eliminate the possibility of the fault being with the camcorder, have you tried transferring video onto another PC or Laptop, perhaps a friend or family member who has one with Windows XP?
I forgot to say that it seems to work on Windows 7 Professional, so I saved my non-edited films (before buying the new camera) that way by transferring them to an external memory and then transferring again to my computor