I have a Sony DCR-PC5E to which the following link to this forum applies: http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/article/1464.3/
The following are extracts from the article:
"Before we continue please be aware that this cable is designed to work with EPP or ECP printer ports only, so be sure to check whether your BIOS settings reflect this, if not change them, as the cable will not work with SPP or Normal settings"
I have a Dell
370 workstation. I have checked my settings and they are set on PS/2. I can see I can change them to either EPP or ECP. my concern is what will be the effect on my computer whilst using it for normal use? should I just change it only for the Changing 'DV IN' process, then change it back?
the article then goes on to say:
"Once you've got the cable properly put together there are two programs you'll need to download, one for making a dump of your camcorder's firmware, for backup, and one to change the registers to enable recording. The programs you'll need are RM95, which we'll use to make the firmware dump, and DVin Lite, that we'll use to modify the camcorder's registers. Both RM95 and DVin Lite need Windows 95, 98 or Me to run and will not work with true 32-bit operating systems such as Windows NT or Windows 2000. We've had best results when booting any of these operating systems in safe mode, as that will prevent any applications from polling the printer port when we're changing the registers or dumping the firmware"
I am using a 32 bit Vista as my Operating System, will the programs RM95 & DVin Lite work with Vista? If not are there any work arounds I could safely use?
I need this advice before I purchase hardware and assemble the cable.