Apparently this is more common with Premiere elements but still no-one has a definitive answer.It is using a DCR-HC85E and XP Home.
The above error is encountered whenever the Capture facility is used (with camcorder on or off, many different tapes, 3 different cables). I am able to use a free application to capture the tape so the card is fine also. The system is used VERY regularly and has been working perfectly well upto 2 days ago when this happened. No new software has been installed (application or update).
I've supplied all the information I thought relevant but if needed I will supply additional. Please help
Your tape must have continuous timecode. If there are any timecode breaks, capture will fail.
so the card is fine also.