I used to use a Sony Digital 8 camera. It had a Firewire socket. Sony had another name for it - iLink. In general, if you can get a Firewire interface on your computer, you ought to be able to connect the camera to the computer and then control the camera from whatever capture software you use. I copied into Sony Movie Studio from my TRV - 320.
If you need it this is a link to the manual.