Hi - I'd like to buy a camcorder that has analog to digital passthrough, but only my laptop doesn't have the capability already built in...or I could buy a converter if one costs under a hundred bucks. Secondly, I heard there's a converter that can be bought that makes it possible to put onto c.d. audio tapes and even records. Would this converter be the same converter as above question (e.g. will it record all kinds of media such as VHS, records, audio tapes of various sizes, etc.)? Finally - and this is TOTALLY UNRELATED but I thought I'd ask while I'm here (!) - is there a way to view still photos from camera on this laptop, without having to import the photos? Or, if not, is there a way to import only a few - such as the last few taken - so that I wouldn't have to import all the hundreds of photos if I'm short on time? Thanks very much!