Any help on the following greatly appreciated. I have a Canon MV300 camcorder which is 4 years old now and uses miniDV tape. I have built up loads of footage which I want to transfer to my PC for editing, creating CD copies etc. on my Sony Vaio laptop running XP office (to date I have watched the tapes via the camera/TV). Having read these forums I know I need a device to connect the camera to the laptop and some software for downloading. I will also need s/w for editing once on the PC. Any hints on hardware and software from a reliability/ease of use perspective? Once on the PC I won't be creating any masterpieces so I doubt I will want any functionality rich editing tools. I currently live in Dubai and the electronic stores here are not very good at providing advice such as this whereas back in the UK I would have more luck with this sort of question!! Thanks in advance. Glenn.