This is my first post - so please be gentle.
Note; I am new to video editing but have some experiance with Windows Movie maker using a Sony Minidv camera connected via firewire to my laptop.
Due to space contraints at my flat I am using a laptop to do my video editing - and it only has a 40Gb hard disk including the op.system and other apps (not big enough for anything over around 30 mins of video).
I need to either upgrade my hard disk or... buy an external disk, the question is can this be connected via USB2.0 and capture the data from the camera or will I get capture speed issues... can you get firewire external hard disks and will this help?
Any advice is VERY gratefully received.