Thank you for the reply which has tackled a large part of the problem. The Firewire drivers were changed as suggested and now CS5 responds instantly to F5 capture and in addition the camera is now shown as "online". At the top of the Window it says "playing" and at the bottom left there is a counter operating. However there is still no image and the camera control buttons at the bottom are inactive. Do you have other suggestions?
SD capture http://windv.mourek.cz/ or http://www.scenalyzer.com/main.html
Do note that the demo version of ScenalyzerLive puts a watermark in the files it creates
- I'm told that the OLD version is freeware... check the download page for details
HD capture http://strony.aster.pl/paviko/hdvsplit.htm