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A great deal of camcorder are equipped with both USB and FireWire. If that happens to be your case, I suggest opting for FireWire as the USB port might be introducing some level of compression to move the video in this way. With DV25 video (such as the Samsung SCD103 Mini DV based camcorder that you have) you shouldn’t see too much compression within the pixels using the FireWire port. This would be more ideal for distribution via DVD and even your web videos might look better in the end.