The best way to transfer your digital films to a PC is use a firewire socket.
On your camera you should have a small socket that probably says DV. This is essentially the best way to transfer your tape.
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They're easy to install, as long as you've got an available expansion slot.
Once you've transferred the recordings, you can make a DVD or VCD for your video.
Obviously you will need a DVD writer for DVD, but you can also make a VCD using a CD writer and a 20p disk.
The quality isn't as good on a VCD, but I've found for showing family and friends holidays etc it's fine.
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