I'm new to this forum and video editing in general so hope someone can help me here!!!
I've just had a mate supply me with a new pc unit. Now he says he is an expert in these things! I have Magix Movie Edit Pro and I bought a Firewire cable for my Sony DCR HC18 camcorder. When I tried to capture through the Firewire port on the pc the camcorder was not recognised. Now I phone my mate who says the motherboard does not have Firewire capability and that there is a general move away from Firewire towards USB 2.0 so I should connect my camcorder via this port. However, if I try to capture from the USB port on my camcorder it will only capture compressed and poor quality video! So I think the only way to achieve this is to get a cable that will run from the DV Out on my camcorder to the USB 2.0 port on my pc. However, I/m having trouble findinga cable that will do this!
So my basic dilemma is:
1. How do I connect through DV Out to USB 2.0
2. Is my mate not talking the whole truth regardin Firewire not being popular anymore and shouild I insist that he fits anew motherboard with Firewire capability?
I know its a bit of a long first post but hope someone can help me!!!