Is it a digital camcorder? Since you said tape, I assume that it is analog
and you need to convert it to a digital (avi) format. I use the Canopus
ADVC-100 (firewire). It does a good job. Pricey though. You will then
need a program to convert the captured avi video to mpeg format. Better
have a big hard drive as one hour of avi takes about 13G of space. There
are several video cards out there that will do the conversion also. Best
option would be to find a "friend" who can do the conversion for you.
If you have digital output, then the camcorder should have come with a
firewire or usb cable to allow downloading to a pc.
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