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Downloading from pre-firewire 3CCD camcorder

I have an old Panasonic 3CCD camcorder that does not have a digital hookup, although the video quality is great. I'm going to be getting a new computer with lots of RAM and HD space and I'd like to start editing on my computer. I'm assuming I can just use any camcorder with a firewire connection (i.e., not necessarily a 3CCD unit) to transfer the video I've recorded with the 3CCD camera without any degradation in quality. Am I wrong?

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In most cases there isn't degradetion of quality, but it won't be a digital quality. Meaning, you will get the same quality you are getting with an analog camera, but not a digital image. Daniel

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