Hello all. First things first, great forum, I've already read many of the posts here and have learned much, but I still need some clarification. My system: 1.8G P4, 512MB ram, 40GB primary HD, 200GB secondary HD (DMA active on both), Windows XP Home SP1 (holding out on SP2 for some reason). Sony DCR-HC85 mini-DV camcorder. I've just started trying to transfer some of my video to my computer, and I've been able, but the video I've transferred has been blurry, choppy, and really just poor in general. I am currently transferring using a USB 2.0 cable, and I have no doubt that I'll be told to trade that in for a firewire cable. But besides that, what else could there be that could be causing this low-quality transfer? I'm closing all other programs when doing the capture and my pc seems to hardly be noticing what's going on (not bogging-down). So far, I've been using the software that came with my camera (Sony Picture Package) and with the DVD burner (Sony DRU800A) which is Nero Vision Express 3. I don't really care for either, they don't seem very user friendly (and of course I'm not getting the results I want).