I will be purchasing a new Macbook but have a video camera that connects by firewire only. I have decided the Macbook will meet my needs - I don't want this thread to turn into a discussion on Macbooks vs Macbook Pros. I know the differences but my budget is such that I can only afford a Macbook. I have a Panasonic Mini DV video camera that connects to the computer via firewire only (USB can only be used to transfer stills on an SD card). The Macbook doesn't have firewire but I have 2 PCs in my house that are equipped with Firewire. Can I pull the video from the camera using a PC and then open up the file on the mac for editing? Are there any disadvantages to doing this other than just the extra step? Thanks!