After upgrading my computer to Windows 7 Ultimate I tried to download some old footage from some mini DV's using my Sony DCR-HC40E camcorder connected to my PC via a usb cable. I updated Sony's software from Picture Package to PMB, and bought Serif Movie Plus 5 to edit the video footage. Unfortunately my computer only sees the camcorder as a blank drive. I have checked that my settings on the camcorder are set to streaming for USB. These settings worked on XP as did the hardware and a previous version of Movie Plus. I have looked on Sony's support page and it says:
- The drivers needed to connect your Sony camcorder to a computer and transfer files are already included in the operating system.
- Not Supported:
- The USB streaming feature is not supported with the Windows 7 operating system.
Can anybody suggest a solution short of buying a new camcorder?