I'm trying to transfer video from a Canon ZR800 camcorder to my pc using a 4-pin to 4-pin firewire. The pc recognizes the camcorder no problem, but as soon as I start the transfer process, the video image in the preview screens of both the camera and the pc show that the video is randomly pixelating as the video is transferring.
When I disconnect the firewire connection the video image on the camera plays smoothly....plug it back into the pc with the cable and it pixelates.
I have tried the camera and the cable on two different computers with the same result.
Also tried turning off the lcd screen on the camera as the video is transferred and still see pixelation on the computer screen
Is it likely that the cable is defective or am I missing something?