Need a little bit more information for some of us to try and tackle your task at hand.
First: What are your specs of your pc?
When you say cable from camera to pc are you using a Firewire or USB. DO NOT USE USB to capture with if at all possible.
What is the name of the editing suite that you have?
What kind of camera do you have?
There are some very talented people on this forum and one of us can help you along the way.
Welcome to the forums.
AMD Athlon 3200
Asus A7N8X Dlux
1 Gig Mem
Windows XP Pro
2 Seagate ATA 160 Gig HD,1 Maxtor 120 Gig HD
Sony DRU-510 DVD/CD Burner
Pinnacle 10 PlusMediaSuite
PremierPro 1.5 Suite
Sony HVR-A1U 1080i HDV Camcorder