I have just bought a new laptop and I wish to use it to edit and burn DVD'S of previously shot DV tapes on my camcorder.
My laptop is a Toshiba F60/33 and the camera is a Sony TRV30E that is about 6 to 7 years old.I used to connect it to my old laptop with a firewire cable,but I bought the new laptop without checking first if it had a firewire port and alas it dosen't ! It looks like I have a compatability problem.The new laptop has a HDMI port,a eSATA/USB port and a USB2 port.The camera has a miniture USB port but only for use with the optional memery stick and an anolog output to TV sets.
Am I now in the poo connection wise or is there a way round this?
I am going to buy a new HD digital camera some time in the future but have about 50 DV tapes I wish to edit and burn to DVD'S.
Can anyone give me any ideas or suggestions?