I am totally new at this so please bear with me... I just bought a Sony High Definition camcorder that records high definition video to digital videotape. Now.... I need to get the video off of the camcorder and onto my hard drive so I can burn it to DVD. Let's start with some questions about the process.... 1. Is the process almost like dragging a file from camcorder to computer? 2. The camcorder comes with USB cable to transfer to a computer (I have USB2), but would I be better off buying firewire cable? Is the speed that much faster? Now let's talk software... I am not concerned about the price of the software that I need to edit and burn over the fact that I am a novice and need something that is simple to understand. I need software that will downconvert the HD video to SD before I burn to DVD. That same software should allow me to add titles and custom fades. That same software should be easy to use. Can anyone recommend anything? Thanks in advance.