Hi, all, Hope this isn't off-topic. (Video editing produces output that can be posted to websites, eh? ;-) ) My sister is interested in getting some video editing software for her husband for Christmas, and asked me for some advice because I "know about computers". Of course, I know nothing about video editing; I don't even own a camcorder. So I thought maybe some here might have some quick thoughts. The situation is that her husband owns a Sony Digital Handycam and a Dell 4600 Series, but he's not a video professional, so I'm assuming this will be mostly for home use. First, software. She's seen reviews for Pinnacle Studio 9, ULead VideoStudio 8, and Roxio Easy Media Creator 7. Anyone had experience with these, and can recommend them? Or any other recommendations? Also, neither of us are certain about connection the camera to the PC. I did a little reading on "Firewire", which my sister saw referenced somewhere, and also on MemoryStick technology, which Sony mentions on its product description for the camera. Are either/both of these technologies involved in interfacing the camera and the PC? Probably the PC doesn't have an interface for either of them already, so I'm assuming that a card of some sort will have to be bought for whatever technology the camera requires? Thanks for any advice. - John -- This message may contain information which is private, privileged or confidential and is intended solely for the use of the individual or entity named in the message. If you are not the intended recipient of this message, please notify the sender thereof and destroy / delete the message. Neither the sender nor Sappi Limited (including its subsidiaries and associated companies) shall incur any liability resulting directly or indirectly from accessing any of the attached files which may contain a virus or the like.