Chienworks wrote on 1/29/2006, 4:39 AM
Don't use USB. Use firewire instead. The USB connection is NOT intended to be used for good video capture.
dibbkd wrote on 1/29/2006, 6:56 AM
Another advantage of Firewire, aka IEEE 1394, i.Link, is that you can control your camcorder from your computer. Meaning you can press play, pause, stop, start, fast forward, etc from your computer and it controls your camcorder. It comes in handier than you may think.

And just an FYI that some people don't know, the term "Firewire" is actually a trademark of Apple, and the IEEE 1394 is the generic term for it, and Sony calls their firewire i.Link.

(someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that's accurate)