Further to my previous 'Problem With Firewire Card' thread I have had some success and moved the whole situation on. Unfortunately I have encountered another problem. Thanks to some great help from a local PC dealer I have managed to get my PC to recognise and install the firewire card. (I have confirmed this via device manager, where 'IEEE1394 Bus host controllers' is alive and kicking with no yellow or red exclamation marks). Now for the problem. When I connect my firewire (first to the PC & then to my camcorder) and try to capture a movie I get the 'A video capture device was not detected' message. This happens with both Movie Maker and Pixela, where the message reads 'camcorder not detected'. The firewire is the correct 4pin to 4pin as recommended for my Sony HC40E. Any suggestions?