I've been trying to edit some video on my PC, using several (trial versions of) DV editing software including Premiere as well as MS MovieMaker (part of XP). During capture, I keep dropping frames ... any ideas why.. what order of tests should I go through to identify the problem? I've tried 2 MiniDV cams... still the same PC is P4 2GHz /WinXP/ 256MB RAM / 60G HDD (probably needs to be bigger, but could a HDD problem cause capture problems?) Firewire connection Any help gratefully received! Ta Thanks Fats for pointing out that I hadn't put the proc. speed... its 2GHz as you can now see.