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I have an ACER ASPIRE PC Desktop Computer. The only input I can use out of the VIXIA HV30 is USB. Can I capture video onto this computer desktop?

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There are a large number of USB based video capture units available for sale. I'll give you a few websites to peruse and gather some information on what is available and what it can do.

First is Everything USB:
http://www.everythingusb.com/hardware/Graphics_and_Sound/USB_Video_Capture.htm

As the name suggests they only sell USB items. You can find reviews by their customers which will help in making up your mind.

Next is Tiger Direct:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/

One of the largest, and most reputable online computer stores they have a huge listing of USB video capture devices. Again, they include reviews from customers who actually bought and used the equipment.

Finally is J&R Electronics:
http://www.jr.com/

Again a large and reputable website.

You can also do a Google search for something like "Choose USB video capture device forum". This will give you a list of forums in which people discuss looking for and choosing the type of card you are looking for. Much of your choice will hinge on what you want to do and how much you want to spend. You can get video capture devices for as little as $50.00, which would give you a simple cable that would let you connect a video source on one end and a USB connection of the other. You can spend as much as $2000.00 which would give you a professional level mixing board.

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