I have been using my digital camcorder (Sony HandyCam MiniDV) with my desktop for a few years. All I do is connect my camera to the firewire card and click it on VCR mode and windows then recognizes it.
I just recently purchased a laptop (Sony VAIO) but it did not come with a firewire port.
That is the card I just purchased. When I plug it in the computer recognizes it and makes the whole plug-n-play noise ( like it does with my camera on my desktop)
Then I proceede to plug in my camera and turn it on VCR mode and I don't get anything.
I did not specifically install any drivers onto my laptop, and I may have my desktop but it was a long time ago so I don't recall.
The camera I have is an older one and sony.com doesn't offer drivers for it anymore (DCR-TRV20 MiniDv Sony Handycam)
So what I did in an attempt to be smart was take the driver from my desktop and put it on my laptop through the network. Windows/system32/drivers.
I don't even know if it was the right driver but it said like sonydcam.something
Anyways I really am at a loss on how to get my computer to recognize the camera.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.