I tried some DV capture SW during the weekend in combination with my Sony DCR-TRV7E DV camcorder using the i-Link (aka Firewire or IEEE1394) connection. Worked fine except that I later discovered the screen (LCD and viewfinder) stay black in recording mode, as if the lens cap were still on. And yes, I am sure I removed it. In fact the camera does not record anything but static, so it's not a screen problem but rather the electronics or CCD. Pushed the "Reset" button but no help, same prob. Any ideas/suggestions - or a case for the repair service?