As has been mentioned you will need to connect the camcorder to a computer via a FireWire port. The port is not standard in computers made in recent years. However, if you have a desktop computer you can still purchase a FireWire card to install in the computer. You will have to find a legacy FireWire driver if you are using an OS newer than Windows 7. A legacy driver is available from Microsoft. Another option is to find a video capture device that has a FireWire port to connect the camcorder to and most likely connect to the computer via a USB cable.