This is a blast from the past. I have an old computer with Windows 10, Adobe PE 8, and ability to connect via firewire. I have a Sony HDR-HC3 Handycam that I have been using successfully to capture some old HD tapes. I also have about 10 tapes that I believe were taken with a previous Sony standard definition video cam. They play fine on the HDR-HC3 but I cannot get them to capture so I can edit them. The camera is recognized, the "Capture" lights up. It seems to work for a few seconds after I press capture but nothing is actually captured and then it pauses. I am hoping this is just a Settings problem but I have been playing around with various options to no avail. Anyone have any ideas?
P.S. I also have a brand new Windows computer with PE 20 but no firewire connection. I suppose I could go to the trouble of having a Firewire connection installed, but I am thinking that may not solve the problem. Any thoughts on that?
I am a fairly low-tech user so please be specific and don't assume a lot. Thanks! Karen