I'm a complete beginner with Ubuntu after many years with Windows. It's very confusing but I like it.

I have a Sony Handycam DCR-HC19E pal and I want to transfer video recordings onto my laptop running Ubuntu.

When I plug in the USB cable nothing happens. When I do the same with another laptop running Windows xp I get a Hardware Wizard which finds a driver and I can then transfer my video recordings.

How can I get Ubuntu to recognise my Sony Handycam.

thanks in advance
paul