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I’ve been told that USB isn’t made to capture video at all. So I wouldn’t even bother. You can use USB to do a file transfer if you had an HDD camcorder, but that isn’t the situation you are in nor would I consider it video capture. It’s file transfer. So do yourself a favor and spend the $25 for a firewire; most likely a 4pin to 6pin firewire. Look it up on google if you don’t know what it looks like.
When you connect your camcorder to your computer through firewire, nothing will happen. You need to connect it and turn the camcorder onto VCR/Playback Mode, whatever it may be labeled. Then launch the editing program. If you don’t have an editing program, you won’t be able to capture.