Thanks for your response.
I just tried Movie Maker and it also does the same thing. It did record for about 3 seconds then shut off with no error message. I played that clip and it was a black picture with a loud static type sound.
When I connect the fire wire, I get a pop up window called Digital Device and it gives me options for either capturing or importing video with certain programs.
The first time I used the card it worked and I got some of my home VHS videos done. A week later it doesn’t work at all. I changed no cables around or messed with any settings.
I tried to get in touch with the makers of the capture card about this problem and have had no luck with them getting back to me yet.