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Firewire If I use a firewire will my videos transfer to my computer? Do I need any special software? Is there a type of firewire I need for a Sony or can use any firewire work? What is the price range for a firewire?

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Yes, you can capture camcorder video from a miniDV camcorder using a FireWire cable and video capture software. Your computer came pre-installed with Windows Movie Maker, or iMovie (if you are on a Mac).

FireWire, IEEE 1394 and iLink are all the same thing. There are 4 and 6 pin FireWire cords. My guess is that you need a 4pin to connect to your camcorder and a 6 pin to connect to your computer. But it all depends on what ports you have available.

You can get a FireWire cord for less than $10 at most computer electronics stores

Check out this FireWire guide for more information:
http://www.stashspace.com/video-editing/firewire-guide.stm

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