Will my camera work?

I have a SONY handy cam DCR-SR47 and although it is hooked up it is not registering. I tried the assistant but that only seems to work with still cameras. What am I doing wrong?

Unfortunately those video cam corders don’t provide a live video feed over USB to the computer. Therefore you will need to have some kind of video grabber hardware to convert the analog output of the cam corder to a digital signal which can be feed into the computer.