Ok, so I've read around a little on the forum and I've read about the whole firewire card stuff and what not. So here's my story. I bought a Canon HG10 to record my engagement and I'm amazed at the quality even on my SD tv. I wanted to go HD because I know in the future I'll have an HD tv and I'll want to have memories like my engagement in HD to show the future kiddos.
My problem is I can't do anything on my computer with the video. I currently don't have a firewire card but I have dumped the video from my camera and tried opening in the supplied software that came with my camera, Adobe, and Vegas. The video is all jumpy when I try to play it back on my computer in these programs. Not quite half-speed but close. Is this my computers fault or because I didn't use a firewire card to bring the video in on to my computer?
My system specs:
Win XP SP2
Intel Celeron 2.53 GHz Overclocked up to 2.57
2 GB RAM
300 GB WD Caviar SATA HDD
I just reformatted this PC and did a fresh install of XP.
Thanks for any help you can give.