Help Needed to Transfer HDV/DV Tape Footage


- I recently acquired an XH-A1 Canon for college.
- I used it to film a wedding recently, but I'm having troubles capturing and transferring it.
- I tried using both Windows Movie Maker and HDVSplit .77 beta to capture and transfer it, but both times the files would say size of 0 bytes and wouldn't let me view them.
- Also, something else notable is while it was capturing it through Firewire, the preview screens for both capture methods were black.

Any and all suggestions would be helpful.