Yup, Sony cameras have a four pin firewire port (or i-link as those rather nice people at Sony like to call it). So you plug the four pin into the camera and the six pin into your firewire port on the PC.
To start capturing set your Camera to Play (or VCR) and use some software to capture. For example if you have Windows XP you can use Windows Movie Maker to capture and get started. Once you are happy that things are set up, you may want to look at some of the commercial software. Marc Peters has posted a link to this at
Thank you very much for the help , i just ordered myself a 4pin to 6pin firewire cable.
I'm definately looking forward to creating videos, i spent 5hours today filming my friends doing dirt jumps on a BMX, some great footage, i will upload it when i get it onto the PC.
Good luck with it mate!
Here is the formula for working out how long it takes to make a dvd from all your hard work..
Hrs of video shot x 10 - an Easter Bank hols. weekend + a couple of hours encoding = 1 dvd (10 mins in length)