I've asked this question at various forums, and I can't get anyone to answer conclusively:
Can you stream video thru USB from ANY camcorder, using Windows 7? I mean, play an 8mm tape in a camcorder, and have that video captured onto the hard drive, using a USB cable?
My older Sony TRV-350 worked perfectly with XP. The camcorder isn't even recognized as a camcorder in Windows 7 (on a SONY Vaio, how ironic).
I've read that USB streaming was not supported in Vista and is not supported in Win 7, but some people here say it's Sony's fault for not developing a driver; how could Sony do that, if the OS is the problem? or is it? does anyone know FOR SURE? Can we ask MS, like actually hear from someone who actually knows because they work for MS? or do we always have to rely on FORUMS, where end-users endlessly speculate, and drop in little digs at those who aren't so enamored with the latest offerings...