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How to transfer video from camcorder to PC

I actually have a PVDV 200 model bought in 2000 in Canada. It only seems to have ability to use an IEEE 1394 cable to transfer images to computer (LSJA 0276). I donot have this cable but I also do not have a computer which could take the number of pins this cable has. My laptop has a smaller connector. Is there an alternative cable or any way to use USB for transfer? If not, what cable should I buy to connect this to my computer. Also, the drivers were all for Windows 98. Where to get updated drivers? Any help is appreciated.

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The camera has two interfaces, the firewire or ieee-1394 for transferring video to the computer and serial interface (RS232) to transfer picture from the memory card to the computer. If you do not want to use either interfaces, you can buy cheap memory card reader (less than $10) to transfer the image from the MMC card to the PC via USB. If you want to transfer the video to PC and does not want to use the fire wile link, then you have to buy a video capture device (cheapest is less than $30)and connect to the video-audio output. I would recommend to use the firewire if you are intending to transfer the video.

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