I have a sony handy cam purchased in 2008 costingaround £700 and want to get the footage from the mini dv tapes, I believe that this can only be done by firewire (i link). I do not have a fire wire port on my HP laptop which runs windows 7 64 bit. I tried a firewire to USB cable but the port is not recongised, I have a firewire port on my DVD recorder but the camcorder does not register as being connected. SO what can I do? Is there something I can do to get the USB port to work? Does the EasyCap capture work? Thank you if you can help.