I am running Win XP HE on a Athlon XP1600 with a SoundBlaster Audigy card with a 1394 Fire Wire port.

I can read video from my Sony video cam. I can play the video back to the camera and have it come up on the monitor or view finder.

The problem is soon as I start to record the video on to the camera, the screen goes blank (blue actually) and no actual video is recorded. This occurs if the camera ia activated manually or by program control. I have the same effect with Adobe Premiere or a very very simple program DVIO.exe

I checked the camera on a Sony notebook and the camera worked as expected.

Has any one any clues what is wrong with myPC?