I am considering purchasing a DV camcorder. I have two queries. 1. which will be more beneficial USB2 or Firewire, or do they have both options included. 2. I need to be able to transfer analogue from my old camera to the DV camera. Any suggestions of models would be appreciated up to around £500. Using a capture card brings next to usless results. Many thanks.
I can only tell you what I do.. I use USB for stills and Mpegs and Firewire for video. As for your 'analogue' I record from our video recorder or TV direct to my DV camcorder via a scart connector so you could do the same. Best..Lap..
Definitely Firewire for video capture. You might consider a Sony Digital 8 camcorder. This will also play your old analogue tapes (provided they are 8mm tapes) and you can transfer the video to computer and then back to whatever medium you choose and the result will be digital.