I know it's a strain, it just seems odd how both systems are like that. I mean I about got one of those converters(they convert RCA/S-VHS to Firewire, in and out) but I figured it would be a pain having to remove that every time I wanted to edit... It's not my camera, is it?
Just so you know, my video is a PIII 733, and it did the same when it was a PIII 600. My laptop is a XP2000, fireire's onboard.