Hello, It seems this is a common problem...I have camcorder Panasonic NV-DA1, tape drive, which is not detected at all by my PC. I am using a iEEE 1394 port and firewire cable 4-pins. I tried to capture using Samsumg camera with no problems. My PC is Toshiba Satellite, Windows XP SP3. Windows movie maker, DV studio, Ulead VideoStudio 7 SE DVD, Split Cam, Pinnacle 14, NO ONE OF THEM IS WORKING. Any help? Thks!