I understand that for best quality for transferring video footage to a PC is via a DV (firewire) connection.
However the only SD Camcorders in my price range are the tape formats that offer this facility.
Will I get loss of quality by purchasing a HDD recording format Camcorder and using a USB 2.0 connection as opposed to using firewire and so having to go for the tape recording format?
I am in no way a serious movie maker and am just starting out editing the family holiday movies etc, so I was hoping to opt for the HDD versions for ease of use.
I am currently using PowerDirector v7 Ultra and also wondered if this had any dfficulties capturing video from the Sony HDD range i.e DCR-SR 37/57/77 models?
Many thanks in advance to you gurus!!