Ya, firewire is shazbot! DOnt get sucked into an expensive firewire 'kit' with unwarranted extras (usually something like Ulead Suite & some other crappy utils). They cost heaps more & all u really want is an oem pci card with a connecting lead. In australia u can get that for under $US35. Firewire DV captures @ around 3.6mb/s i think...