You go buy a new camcorder – with SD card recording and mini-dv recording.

The camcorder is great – recoding to SD card is a little low quality but the mini-dv is great.
The odd thing is that is comes with all cables – including a usb cable – but it doesn’t have a firewire cable and firewire is the only real way to transfer the mini-dv content to the computer directly.

So why don’t they supply the cable? which is arguably a lot more useful than the supplied usb one – just very annoying hence the blog – course the solution is the buy a cable – which I have done….