Sorry, if this has been discussed elsewhere - but with the release of the new MacBooks... How does one now edit using a camcorder WITHOUT firewire? When I got my Mini a couple years ago, I also got a smoking deal on a Sony MiniDVD recorder ($280 closeout). I tried just hooking it up, but of couse it didn't work through USB at the time. It did come up as an external DVDRW drive and I saw the DVD (after finalizing it) in the drive. I had to: 1. Finalize DVD and hook it up USB (cannot use MiniDVD in Apple Slot Drive ) 2. Use Handbreak to rip the video and prep it for iMovie. 3. Edit in iMovie. Is there a quicker way right now? Just got a MacBook with iLife '08, I guess I can try hooking up my Sony DVD Camcorder to see if I can port directly into my Mac. For church projects have always used Firewire and DV. I have an old DV Camcorder that I use to transfer tapes made on other camcorders. I prefer iMovie 6.