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I'm not really familiar with that particular model of camcorder, but I'm almost certain that DV camcorder (like all other DV camcorders of that era) uses Firewire and not USB to download the video to a computer. The USB port is probably used to download still images. Most computers these days do not come with Firewire inputs, however you can purchase a Firewire card for around $20 and easily install it in a blank slot on a desktop computer, or find someone with an older computer. The nice thing about editing DV format is you do not require as much 'horsepower', that is to say you don't need a multi-core high speed CPU to edit it as you do with HD.