Hi I am in the process of transferring footage from mini-DV to my PC. As the files sizes are so large I would like to save them to my external hard drive. However, I tried this last night and when I tried to play back a file I had transferred it was extremely jerky and in slow motion. My external HD (Maxtor) is connected to my PC via USB - is this causing the problem? It doesn't have a fire wire connection unfortunately. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I could avoid this? Or is it unavoidable? I don't have a DVD burner - I wonder whether I need to invest in one. Hope not - have spent a bloody fortune lately!