I have tried a few times in the past, it has never worked with the HP 8560p.
I have an older HP laptop ( zv5320us) with win XP using a firewire express card, it will capture HDV just fine, using HDV split, it's just too slow.
I installed from the disc.
Try installing the software from this link http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/camcorders/high_definition_camcorders/vixia_hv30#DriversAndSoftware
Select the Operating system as windows and then choose for windows XP you should be able to download all the drivers and software for it to support XP.
It tells me there is no driver needed and all the software listed (Zoom Browser) deal with the still images that are stored on an sd memory card inside the camera accessible with a USB cable. None of the downloads deal with capturing video. I have tried that before. BTW my operating system is windows 7 professional not win XP.
Perhaps we need to turn this over to a Camera and Video Technician!
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I want to continue to wait please redirect my question to a Camera and Video Technician.
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Does the computer recognize that there is an external device or is it just the specific program you are using?
The computer is recognizing the external device as being the camera in question. I can see the camera listed when I click Start/Devices and Printers. The editing program which, enables me to capture the video for editing, recognizes the IEEE 1394 as the source of input but is telling me that the camera connected to the fire wire is not available.
This is more of a software issue, which is out of my area of expertise, so I am going to opt out as the expert on this question in the hope that one of the other experts may assist you.