I've lost the software disc that came with my JVC GR D40 EK camcorder. I was wondering if I could connect the camcorder to a laptop/PC using just a Firewire lead without any software as recommended by the JVC helpline when I was querying the software. I've spoken to a few computer shop assistants who gave me contrasting answers - some say I dont need camcorder software - just plug in and go, some say yes, I do need to link the cam to the PC first with software.
I dont presently have the Firewire lead - so wanted to know if I should invest in one (i know they're cheap) or go ahead and be ripped off by JVC's spares company to obtain a copy of the software CD @ 21.00 GBP and use with USB leads.
I've never transferred camcoder material to PC then burn to DVD's but its something I wanna do now.
PS if anyone could advise on any quality issues I may need to know about re transferring the images etc.
Appreciate all comments and answers!!