Thanks for the detail.
Yes I am trying to use the Roxio USB device. I got it with Creator 2011. With the exception of the audio synch problem it sorta worked with 2011. After installing the upgrade to 2012, however, I get nothing but errors. I have never been able to use this thing productively.
Re: ADV DV 110, I will investigate the 1394 cable issue. However, the ADV DV 110 is fully self powered and does not have software or require device specific drivers. It is ADV Compliant. It just supplies a stream via the host firewire driver and in the case of Windows uses the DirectShow codec. As I said above, I can capture the stream with WMM or a variety of primitive Open Source tools and maintain audio synch, no problem. If a group of Open Source hackers can do this without a glitch, why not Sonic/Roxio? Is there some sort of licensing war going on here behind the scenes?
I have used Adaptec/Roxio software for years to burn CD/DVD data discs and perform other disc related functions. It always worked reliably without a hitch which is why I have gone down this road. But with video, that is not the case. Perhaps the problem is that Creator is just a consumer entertainment product and I am expecting too much; or perhaps Roxio's marketing specification are not, well, specific enough. Customer service is certainly not well informed.