Please be gentle with me....I know absolutely nothing about video!
I am trying to put together a spec for a new pc for a friend of mine, but he wants to be able to use it to burn copies of "home movies" ( i.e. the kids, before anybody gets the wromg idea!) from his camcorder, so as to be able to send copies to aunties and the like. I believe his camera is digital, it outputs via firewire. The motherboard I intend using has a firewire port, so what inputs apart from this do I need on the gfx card, and what, if any, kind of capture card may I need on top of this?