Hi, I joined this forum to ask for help. I have scoured the internet to find out if it's possible to convert a broken Sony VX1000E from recording to MiniDV format to recording straight to SD card or Hard disk drive. I found only 1 suggestion, which is to use an Archos to capture from Firewire and record that way. This may be possible, but I would like a more elegant and portable solution, and to keep the battery life long. Ideally, I would like to remove the broken and redundant cassette recorder parts, connect an SD card writer from another low cost video camcorder to the video line from the video processor, and write the MPEG2 or DV stream straight into an SD card. I realise I might have to find the video pinouts inside the camera, or hack into the DV output to achieve this, but it seems possible. If anyone can help or advise what I need to do, or you know if this is possible, please let me know. I have a bit of capability in microcontroller programming and electronics if this helps. Thanks!