Hi, I have just purchased a Canon 700i as my entry into video. The camera is fine and the quality on camera screen is great. The problem is when I capture, there are a few random pixels with odd colours (is this "noise"?). I am using XP with movie maker 2. I have tried capturing from a tape wich I know is good (recorded on a JVC from work) so the problem seems to be in the transfer. I am using firewire with 6 to 4 adaptor to a Compaq laptop which is fairly new, quite fast and with plenty of hard drive space. Please can anyone help? could it be the cable? 19.40 pm - I've now tried premiere pro and the problem is the same!!