I have a problem like a guy posted recently about firewire and usb but mine is a bit more complex.

I have just bought a new Samsung VP-D361 which has a 4-pin dv out/ firewire link but the thing is I do not have a firewire port on my laptop! I have no room to expand either so unlike a pc I cant go and buy a firewire pci card or a pcmcia even.

I have seen on ebay some firewire to usb adapters ( example: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=250079361937 )but Im unsure what to do.

Im studying video production at college and need to be able to log and capture my footage onto my laptop, but seeing as I have no firewire ports and i think - no possible way of putting a firewire port into my laptop - is there ANYTHING i can do?

would a firewire to usb adapter work? otherwise this means Im going to have to take my cam back for a refund and i only bought it yesterday! :(

Please please help.