The camcorder is back!
By tdw on Mar 04, 2005
So, it looks like all that effort and expense I went to back at the start of the year was caused by faulty IEEE1394 hardware in both the camcorder and the iPod. This could have been a simple coincidence, or it could have been caused by a fault in the on-board 1394 ports on my ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe motherboard (which I have removed from service, just in case).
Unfortunately, I won't have much time to play this weekend, but hopefully next weekend I'll be able to actually sit down and start learning how to do video editing. Woohoo!