USB2 or Firewire for Sony Handycam
Posted on 2009-04-01
I have a Handycam DCR-HC26 with mini DV tapes and was wondering what the best way to capture the video to my computer is? I am currently using Powerdirector to edit the movie once I have captured it and Nero to do the actual capturingwith a USB2 connection. I see some people say the USB2 will not have as good of quality as Firewire, but others say there should be no difference. The way I am doing it now seems more time consuming than I would think. I have to turn the camcorder on and start playing the movie, then go into the computer and start capturing, so 55 minutes of video takes 55 minutes to capture. I would think there would be an easier way, plus the movies don't look that great, but maybe they are as good as they get.